Studio Pieces Interactive and publisher THQ Nordic (part of the Embracer Group) have released some additional information about the upcoming game Alone in the Dark, a remake of classic horror adventure from 1992.
The new Alone in the Dark was announced in August 2022. It is being developed by the Swedish studio Pieces Interactive, known for the game Magicka 2, as well as Ragnarök and Atlantis DLC for Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition, which we recently mentioned.
The developers shared a trailer in which you can see the new gameplay of the game, as well as the performers of the main roles: British actress Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) and Hollywood actor David Harbor (Stranger Things). Jodie Comer plays Emily Hartwood, who is looking for her uncle Jeremy Hartwood, David Harbor is Edward Carnby, a private detective hired by Emily. Together they travel to Derceto Manor, a home for the mentally ill and try to understand what is going on there.
The authors claim that the new reimagining of the classic Alone in the Dark is a love letter to the cult horror game of the 90s. We will remind you that the events of the game take place in the Gothic American South in the 1920s. Alone in the Dark is a kind of noir detective with elements of Lovecraftian horror (who said The Sinking City!?). Mikael Hedberg, screenwriter of cult games SOMA and Amnesia, is responsible for the plot.
We will remind you that the Alone in the Dark series was not lucky with sequels and remakes. Alone in the Dark (1992) had a rating of 90/100 and is an acknowledged classic. Alone in the Dark 2 (1993), Alone in the Dark 3 (1994) and Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (2001) were much weaker. The first attempt at a reboot, Alone in the Dark (2008) was just a bad game, but Alone in the Dark: Illumination (2015) is already a real “masterpiece”. The game has a Metacritic rating of 19/100 and is included in the Antitop-10 worst games in the history of mankind, ranking 20,282 out of 20,290!
P.S. The classic Alone in the Dark was one of the first games the author played on his first personal PC in 1992.