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Alone in the Dark is getting a Resident Evil 2-esque reboot

During THQ Nordic’s 2022 digital showcase, the publisher announced that a reboot of Alone in the Dark by developer Pieces Interactive is coming to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.

The game revisits the classic 1992 title in all its Southern Gothic horror glory. The player can assume the role of series protagonist Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood. Alone in the Dark takes place in the U.S. during the 1920s and focuses on the disappearance of Emily’s uncle. She teams up with Edward to search for Hartwood’s uncle through the mansion of Derceto, a psychiatric asylum filled with monsters and surrounded by an evil conspiracy.

Alone in the Dark | Announcement Trailer

So far, a release date for the game has not yet been revealed. According to SteamAlone in the Dark‘s story is written by screenwriter Mikael Hedberg, who also wrote SOMA and Amnesia.

The reveal trailer shows that the reboot is similarly styled to the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 2 remake that was released in 2019. The gameplay is in the third-person this time around instead of first-person like it was in the Alone in the Dark 2008 reboot.

The 2008 reboot was initially released on PC, PS2, Nintendo Wii, and Xbox 360. It came to PS3 several months later as Alone in the Dark: Inferno. The most recent entry in the franchise was 2015’s Alone in the Dark: Illumination, which was only released on PC. Unfortunately, the game was received very negatively by critics.

The developer of this upcoming reboot, Pieces Interactive, is best known for the Titan Quest franchise. the studio was acquired by the Embracer Group in 2017.

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