Following the rumors began a number of days in the past by insider The Snitch, THQ Nordic confirmed {that a} new Alone within the Dark game has been in improvement since late 2019 by Pieces Interactive, the Swedish studio behind the Titan Quest: Ragnarök growth for Titan Quest Anniversary Edition. THQ Nordic acquired the IP from Atari alongside Act of War in September 2018.

This new Alone within the Dark game is a reimagining of the very first franchise installment launched in 1992. Players will return to Derceto Manor, a psychological hospital for the rich positioned in Nineteen Twenties countryside Louisiana. Just like within the authentic game, there can be two playable protagonists to select from: Emily Hartwood, whose uncle has gone lacking, and personal investigator Edward Carnby, who’s attempting to assist her. According to THQ Nordic, they’re going to provide not solely completely different views but in addition utterly completely different ranges and cutscenes. As such, to get the complete expertise, you may wish to play the game twice.

Despite the premise, characters, locations, and themes being the identical because the 1992 Alone within the Dark, this reimagining will function a totally authentic story that’s stated to have a deep psychological undertone because of the writing of Mikael Hedberg (SOMA, Amnesia). As it seems, Jeremy Hartwood is being haunted by a so-called Dark Man, so the principle purpose can be to search out him and assist Jeremy in opposition to this evil.

Additionally, not like the unique, the reimagined Alone within the Dark will take the 2 protagonists even past Derceto Manor. Our press presentation confirmed a depressing cemetery and an oil rig positioned someplace within the Bayou. We additionally discovered that mysterious portals will open themselves from Derceto Manor into nightmarish realms, with Emily Hartwood and Edward Carnby compelled to determine how they’re related to the gothic mansion.

Mechanically, Alone within the Dark will retain the signature components of a traditional third-person survival horror expertise. There’ll be loads of exploration to do and difficult puzzles to unravel. Combat regarded a bit stiff within the footage proven, although the game remains to be within the Pre-Alpha stage and will obtain fairly a little bit of polish forward of launch. There can be a variety of weapons, together with melee ones; Emily makes use of a shotgun, whereas Edward is supplied with a handgun. Weapons will not at all times be dependable in opposition to some creatures encountered in Alone within the Dark, although, and generally gamers must get inventive or keep away from the enemies altogether if doable.

A Playable Teaser that includes Grace from Alone within the Dark 2 can be playable at Gamescom (on the THQ Nordic Booth, Hall 8 #A10). However, Grace will not be playable within the full game (although she can be present in Derceto Manor), and there are not any present plans to launch this prologue to the broader public.

The game’s music can be dealt with by Doom Jazz legend Jason Kohnen, and folk may also be capable to acknowledge a rendition of the favored people track Rising Sun Blues, a precursor of The House of the Rising Sun. For the monster design, the builders employed Guy Davis, a creature designer identified for his collaborations with Guillermo Del Toro on works like Pacific Rim, The Strain, Crimson Peak, and The Shape of Water.

Alone within the Dark can be launched for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S|X. You could already pre-order the game on Amazon, although there is not any launch date but. The Steam web page can also be stay.

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