The Alone in the Dark reboot may be getting a playable teaser along the same lines as PT ahead of release.
Alone in the Dark’s retelling was announced earlier this month, just weeks before Gamescom 2022 kicked off. THQ Nordic digital show (opens in new tab)will feature a “completely original story” by Mikael Hedberg, the writer behind some of the best horror games of recent years, such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Frictional Games’ Soma.
And we might get some hands-on time with it before its release, according to producer Michael Paeck. Talking to video player (opens in new tab)Paeck teased a playable teaser that may be made available to the world at large, and is currently available to those in the showroom.
“We don’t know if it will be before launch or if it will be next year. We’ll have to see how it unfolds. But, of course, it was a lot of work.”
This prologue segment stands alone from the main game and stars a third character named Grace. If players have access, they will spend their time scouring the mansion before the two protagonists arrive.
A world of pure re-imagination
Alone in the Dark is being developed for PS5, Xbox Series X | S and PC, which means we expect to be anticipating a spooky visual feast. These next-gen visuals are likely to be especially welcome in light of the involvement of artist, creature designer, and previous Guillermo del Toro collaborator Guy Davis, who created some monster designs for the game.
In a post on PlayStation official blog (opens in new tab)THQ Nordic said that while there is an original story with all-new enemies that won’t require any prior knowledge of the series to enjoy, the game “incorporates characters, places, and themes” that will be familiar to Alone for a long time. in Dark fans.
Hedberg’s story, for example, will let you choose between the original protagonists: private investigator Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood, who is looking for her missing uncle. Each protagonist will have a unique perspective to offer as you “explore your environments, fight monsters, solve puzzles and discover the unsettling truth of Derceto Manor”.
A mention of creating “a game that takes advantage of modern gaming technology” in that blog post makes us wonder if Pieces Interactive is also planning some creative and atmospheric uses for the DualSense wireless controller’s 3D audio, adaptive triggers, and tactile feedback.
The future looks busy (bright seems inappropriate in this context) for horror games in the next couple of years. This reboot of Alone in the Dark is the latest in a line of intriguing horror releases that include, but are certainly not limited to, the Dead Space remake, The Callisto Protocol, the Resident Evil 4 remake, and Alan Wake 2. will be spoiled for choice when it comes to where we catch our scares.