One of gaming’s classic and most troubled horror properties is said to be returning, through a Resident Evil 2 style remake and retelling. We’re talking about Alone in the Dark, the 1992 classic which has kind of faded into the ether.
This information comes to us through a Twitter leak, which has shared box art of this remake or reboot or what have you. Said leak is from Smarttoys.be, and was shared by a Twitter user named Idle Sloth.
According to him, this new take on Alone in the Dark — which we sincerely hope will be a lot better than the poor Xbox 360/PS3 era reboot — is being developed by Pieces Interactive, and will be published by THQ Nordic.
Here’s what the supporting images have to say about this project:
It will have two playable characters: Edward Carnby and Emily Hartwood
Will feature a Southern Gothic feel, mixed with pure psychological horror
Emily Hartwood’s uncle has disappeared, and you’re in charge of looking for him inside an insane asylum in 1920s Deep South America
Strange occupants, nightmarish kingdoms and dangerous monsters
Fight monsters, solve puzzles and do what it takes to survive
A memorable backdrop of ‘doom jazz’
Limited ammo within a nightmarish world where evil lurks in many corners
Takes place in a mansion turned asylum
A complex psychological horror story from the minds and pens of cult screenwriter Mikael Hedberg (Soma, Amnesia)