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Alone in the Dark is Getting a Reboot. Again.

Alone in the Dark Remake

Alone in the Dark is getting a reboot and it’s taking us back to the 1920s.

Why? Because while Alone in the Dark was doing third person survival horror before Resident Evil, it’s not fared nearly as well as Capcom’s series. After a solid opening trilogy, it was rebooted as Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare which, while not awful, was set in the modern day and had next to nothing in common with the original.

This was followed by another so-so sequel, as well as a baffling online co-op game Alone in the Dark: Illumination, which most Alone in the Dark fans have chosen to forget and now, thirty years after the original, we’re getting another Alone in the Dark. The good news is it’s retained the original’s 1920s setting and it also takes place in Decerto, that title’s haunted house.

And.. going by the trailer, it looks halfway good. It’s maybe a little monster-heavy but it’s easy to forget that, as much as we love Alone in the Dark and it’s unsettling, angular horrors, this reboot has to hook a whole new audience. We’re definitely digging the jazz soundtrack, as well as the whole Deep South feel, though that could just be down to the heatwave we’re experiencing. And, best of all, Edward Carnby (who features along with original co-protagonist Emily Hartwood) isn’t some long-haired guy in a trenchcoat.

The Alone in the Dark reboot is being published by THQ Nordic and developed by Pieces Interactive, releasing on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. There’s no release date as yet but we’ll keep you posted when we know more. In the meantime, you can check out the trailer above or wishlist it on Steam.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.