During the THQ Nordic 2022 Digital Showcase event, developer Prices Interactive announced the development of a ‘reboot’ for the franchise. Alone in the Dark. Although still without a tentative release date, the game would be released on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The new ‘reboot’ of Alone in the Dark —because there was another one in 2008 with unfavorable reception— is currently in the ‘pre-alpha’ stage. A few years will need to be completed.
Michael Paeck, executive producer of THQ Nordic, pointed out that recent games like the ‘remakes’ of Resident Evil, Dead Space or the last Silent HillThey opted more for terror than for horror. The team wants to bring back what made the original special Alone in the Dark
The game follows a pattern closer to the ‘remakes’ of Resident Evil playably speaking, compared to other first person horror games. Mikael Hedberg, writer of SOMA y Amnesia: Dark Descentleads the narrative part in the ‘reboot’ of Alone in the Dark.
back to the mansion Alone in the Dark
«The Derceto mansion, location of the first Alone in the Dark, has a character and backstory that we wanted to return to in some form. But we also wanted to understand its time and place.”explained Hedberg. “It takes place in Louisiana, not your typical New England location. [que otros títulos han usado]. The southern gothic element has its own flavor, which hasn’t been explored much in games.”
The Derceto mansion is a psychiatric hospital for the rich and wealthy. The game starts with Jeremy Hartwood, a patient at the institution, sending a letter to his niece Emily from him; who worried, makes plans to see him. Emily senses something is wrong and hires a private investigator, Edward Carnby, to go with her.
You can play with Emily or with Edward, being obligatory to play twice (in the style Resident Evil 2) to get the most out of it. But this time what happens in the mansion does not stop there, because you can open portals to worlds beyond Derceto. You will explore the depths of the swamps and a graveyard near New Orleans.
creatures of the dark
Guy Davis, creature designer who worked with Guillermo del Toro on Pacific Titans and other films, lends his talents to the new Alone in the Dark. To eliminate these creatures you will use shotguns, revolvers and short-range weapons. As a good ‘survival horror’, it’s up to you to save ammunition for future encounters and escape from powerful creatures that you won’t be able to face at the moment.
THQ Nordic secured – from Atari – industry-leading intellectual property, versions of which in the past included PC, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, PS2, Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3. We just hope it doesn’t stay too long in the dark of development.
Fuente: THQ Nordic YouTube