Alone in the Dark Unveils New Trailer
Alone in the Dark isn’t quite done yet. Developed by Pieces Interactive and published by THQ Nordic, the latest trailer appeared on IGN earlier today. Mikael Hedberg, the writer of Amnesia and SOMA, wrote the script. Fans of Hedberg’s writing and those works may want to give the trailer a watch. There’s no release date just yet, but look forward to it on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PCs when it launches.
The trailer appears to utilize the action-horror sequences than the traditional survival horror seen in the earliest Alone in the Dark titles. That said, it’s still a “love letter” to the first title, a reimagining of Decreto Manor and the horrors within. Edward Carnby and Emily Hartwood return, the classic investigator and the niece of the manor’s owner, respectively. There are some heavy Southern Gothic vibes, so if you’ve been craving that brand of horror. Set in the 1920s, its doom jazz soundtrack is sure to chill you to the bone even in the sweltering Southern heat.
The original Alone in the Dark debuted 30 years ago in 1992. One of the pioneers of survival horror, it spawned numerous sequels, often starring occult investigator Edward Carnby. THQ Nordic acquired the IP from Atari SA shortly after the latest release, Alone in the Dark: Illumination (2015). The series has also received comic and film adaptations, though many of these adaptations and later titles have not been as well-received as the original games.
Pieces Interactive, founded in Sweden in 2007, has released nearly a dozen different titles on PCs, consoles, and mobile devices. Previous works include Fret Nice, Robo Surf, and Kill to Collect. Clients include Koei Tecmo, Paradox Interactive, Koch Media, and more.
Founded in 2011, THQ Nordic includes a number of internal development studios. The studio both publishes and develops games for a variety of genres and platforms, including PCs and consoles. Their studios are scattered throughout the globe, including Germany, the United States, and Singapore.