Game News Alone in the Dark: The return of the official cult saga, trailer and info
Long hoped for, the return of Alone in the Dark is today confirmed during a showcase by THQ Nordic. First trailer and information.
Before Resident Evil came to establish itself as a master of survival-horror, the French Infogrames laid the foundations of the genre with Alone in the Dark. In 1992, the game became a pillar of its time, as much for its innovative management of horror as for its polygonal 3D technique which will have marked the spirits. Acquired in 2018 by THQ Nordic, the license had not given any news until today. The rumors dropped by an insider a few days earlier were true: Detective Edward Carnby and Emily Hartwood are back in a “reimagining” developed by Pieces Interactive (Magicka 2, Titan Quest: Atlantis), owned by Embracer Group. Places, characters and emblematic themes of the saga are found in a completely new story.
Exploration, puzzles and combat
“There’s a house in New Orleans“…the trailer for Alone in the Dark opens with the lyrics to The House of the Rising Sun, that song that tells the story of a life gone wrong. Detective Edward Carnby is from return to the Derceto Mansion, a mental hospital for the rich and fortunate that houses strange and evasive residents.The man has been sent by Emily Hartwood, launched in search of her missing uncle Jeremy Hartwood.The duo will then be confronted with… “strange patients and portals to nightmarish worlds. Like Resident Evil 2 (2019), the player can embody either of these two characters. The environments and perspectives will not be the same depending on the choice made.
Alone in the Dark’s reimagining promises to be a “love letter” to the cult game of the 1990s which will regain its very dense atmosphere. The game will depict the gothic horror of the southern United States in an experience that will mix exploration, combat, puzzle and story. Broadly speaking, the player will be responsible for finding clues in a variety of gloomy environments, traveling through the worlds and using a range of weapons that he will pick up along the way. Also, some creatures won’t be defeated so easily, so you’ll have to be creative or just avoid them.
The team in charge
In development since the end of 2019 now, Alone in the Dark will run on Unreal Engine 4 and is currently in Alpha phase, meaning that it is in its very first playable version. The story is signed Mikael Hedberg, author of SOMA and Amnesia. Composer Jason Kohnen works on the soundtrack with doom jazz melodies while Guy Davis, former collaborator of Guillermo del Toro, took care of the design of the monsters. Finally, Pieces Interactive called on MetricMinds and Gate 21 to produce the cut scenes and characters.
Alone in the Dark will be available on PC, PS5, Xbox Series on a date yet to be determined.