Alone in the Dark Remake

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  1. OnnA

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    Game’s key features so far:
    • Explore Derceto’s mansion in this revisit of Alone in the Dark, a true love letter to the 90s horror classic
    • Go back to the roots of psychological horror. Experience an atmospheric adventure worthy of the game that founded the genre
    • Immerse yourself in a world punctuated by sounds that will give you goosebumps against a backdrop of doom jazz as memorable as it is hypnotic
    • Feel the adrenaline as you desperately try to survive a world where reality is beginning to crumble, evil lurks in every shadow, and ammunition is scarce
    • Experience this nightmare from the perspective of Emily Hartwood or Edward Carnby. Unearth the dark secrets of a Gothic mansion
    • Go beyond imagination through a complex psychological story written by cult screenwriter Mikael Hedberg, author of SOMA and Amnesia.
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    Following the rumors started a few days ago by insider The Snitch, THQ Nordic confirmed that a new Alone in the Dark game has been in development since late 2019 by Pieces Interactive, the Swedish studio behind the Titan Quest: Ragnarök expansion for Titan Quest Anniversary Edition.
    THQ Nordic acquired the IP from Atari alongside Act of War in September 2018.

    This new Alone in the Dark game is a reimagining of the very first franchise installment released in 1992. Players will return to Derceto Manor, a mental hospital for the wealthy located in 1920s countryside Louisiana. Just like in the original game, there will be two playable protagonists to pick from: Emily Hartwood, whose uncle has gone missing, and private investigator Edward Carnby, who is trying to help her.
    According to THQ Nordic, they'll offer not only different perspectives but also completely different levels and cutscenes. As such, to get the full experience, you might want to play the game twice.

    Despite the premise, characters, places, and themes being the same as the 1992 Alone in the Dark, this reimagining will feature a completely original story that is said to have a deep psychological undertone thanks to the writing of Mikael Hedberg (SOMA, Amnesia).
    As it turns out, Jeremy Hartwood is being haunted by a so-called Dark Man, so the main goal will be to find him and help Jeremy against this evil.

    Additionally, unlike the original, the reimagined Alone in the Dark will take the two protagonists even beyond Derceto Manor. Our press presentation showed a gloomy cemetery and an oil rig located somewhere in the Bayou.
    We also learned that mysterious portals will open themselves from Derceto Manor into nightmarish realms, with Emily Hartwood and Edward Carnby forced to figure out how they are connected to the gothic mansion.

    Mechanically, Alone in the Dark will retain the signature elements of a classic third-person survival horror experience. There'll be plenty of exploration to do and challenging puzzles to solve. Combat looked a bit stiff in the footage shown, though the game is still in the Pre-Alpha stage and could receive quite a bit of polish ahead of launch.
    There will be a range of weapons, including melee ones; Emily uses a shotgun, while Edward is equipped with a handgun. Weapons won't always be reliable against some creatures encountered in Alone in the Dark, though, and sometimes players will have to get creative or avoid the enemies altogether if possible.


    A Playable Teaser featuring Grace from Alone in the Dark 2 will be playable at Gamescom (at the THQ Nordic Booth, Hall 8 #A10).
    However, Grace won't be playable in the full game (though she will be found in Derceto Manor), and there are no current plans to release this prologue to the wider public.
     
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    Alone in the Dark, just the name alone makes me cringe. On the plus side the original had the worse controls of any 3D game ever made.
     
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    It is a game that insipired resident evil.
     
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    Indeed. Possibly the first 3D horror game ever made, and it shows. Interesting premise, but flawed in every way. If the remake can balance out what the game should have been like without losing the look and feel of the original, it could be worth a look.
     

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    I had a high hopes for that 2008 game but ended up being a dud with alot of technical issues and game breaking bugs. Premise was decent tho.
     
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    Has there been a remake previously? I never noticed.
     
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    cool news. also, i would like to see some remake to the underrated and amazing - Nightmare Creatures.
     
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    Yea, remember it pretty well.

    There was a time I played any game available (back in USSR), horror one included: Alone in the dark, Myst, The 7th guest.

    PS As a side note: I hate levels with zombies in original Thief: The dark project.
     
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    ..and another FRESH remake, yay..!
     

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    It actually looks promising from the trailer.
     
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    Wasn't Sweet Home more of an influence over Resident evil?
     
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    Now this is interesting. I always wanted a remake of the original AitD, since the game is not only really old, but the original has aged quite poorly, thanks to really awkward controls and primitive 3d visuals. I hope they'll deliver. The 2008 game (Inferno) was interesting, but technical issues severely hampered the experience. Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (2000-ish?) was decent.
     

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