Finally here we are: after the leaks this morning, now it’s official! Alone in the Dark is ready to return, and no, it does not with a new game, but with a real reboot of the series. The title was announced by THQ Nordic today, during its Digital Showcase, yet another summer event dedicated to video games.
It is, as we said at the beginning, a real reboot of the 90s title. In Alone in the Dark, players take on the role of two distinct characters: private investigator Edward Carnby, who arrived at Villa Derceto to investigate the disappearance of Emily Hartwood’s uncle, who will be the second playable character. The story of the title will be completely original, but the development team has taken care to include all the characters, places and themes covered from the original game.
The use of the two characters will not be limited to gameplay, but will open (as it should be) to new stories and completely different levels and cutscenes. The setting is decidedly fascinating: Alone in the Dark will in fact be set in the United States of America and more precisely in their south, in 1920, with locations and an artistic style that recalls that of Lovecraftian horror. The story will be directed by Mikael Hedberg, one of the best writers of horror video games, who in the past worked on SOMA and the Amnesia series.
That’s it for now: Alone in the Dark is coming soon to exclusively next gen consoles. The reboot of the series will appear exclusively on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and PC. We just have to wait for further details on this, which will most likely arrive in the course of 2023. Continue to follow Tom’s Hardware for all the news and announcements in the pipeline from the world of video games.