The upcoming Alone in the Dark video game, slated for release on March 20, 2024, marks a significant entry in the survival horror genre.
Developed by Pieces Interactive and published by THQ Nordic, this game stands as a reimagining of the 1992 classic, representing the seventh instalment in the series.
Here’s everything we know about the game.
A new vision of horror
Alone in the Dark presents an original story while incorporating characters, places, and themes from the original trilogy.
Set in the 1920s in the gothic American South, the game features a noir setting with classic Lovecraftian horror elements, blending the familiar with the surreal.
Alone in the Dark revolves around Emily Hartwood searching for her missing uncle with the help of private investigator Edward Carnby.
Their investigation at Derceto Manor, a home for the mentally fatigued, leads them into a world filled with dangerous monsters, strange residents, and portals to nightmarish realms.
The narrative is penned by cult horror writer Mikael Hedberg, known for his work on SOMA and Amnesia.
The team is further bolstered by monster designer Guy Davis, a collaborator with Guillermo del Toro, and Doom Jazz musician Jason Köhnen, who contributes to the eerie and haunting soundtrack.
Players can choose to play as either Edward or Emily, each offering different perspectives, cutscenes, and levels.
The game promises a mix of combat, puzzles, exploration, and a deep story, ensuring a classic horror experience.
Graphics and sound
The game is set to deliver a moody atmosphere with terrifying visuals, complemented by a haunting, original Doom Jazz soundtrack.
This combination aims to create a compelling and immersive horror experience.
Alone in the Dark will be available on PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S.
Originally scheduled for release on October 25, 2023, the game was first delayed to January 16, 2024, to avoid a chaotic release window and then again to March 20, 2024, to prevent development crunch over the Christmas holidays.
A Collector’s Edition of the game is also announced, promising additional exclusive content for fans and collectors.
Trailers and demos
The game has been showcased in various trailers, and a free demo titled Grace in the Dark: Prologue was released for all platforms on May 25, 2023, providing a glimpse into the game’s world and mechanics.
Alone in the Dark is touted to be a notable entry in the survival horror genre, promising to honor the legacy of its predecessors while introducing modern storytelling and gameplay elements.
As we approach its release, anticipation and expectations among fans of the genre continue to grow.