Alone in the Dark is coming back with a ‘completely original story’ from the writer of SOMA

Alone in the Dark (opens in new tab) is officially coming back. Revealed today at THQ Nordic’s digital showcase, the new game will be a “reimagination” of the 1990s survival horror trilogy featuring the characters, locations, and themes of the cult-classicsin “a completely original story.”

Released in 1992, Alone in the Dark was a groundbreaking survival horror game that’s widely credited as one of the earliest and most influential examples of the genre. But the series spiralled badly over subsequent releases: The most recent, Alone in the Dark: Illumination, was released in 2015 and holds a remarkably bad 19% rating on Metacritic (opens in new tab). THQ Nordic acquired the series (opens in new tab) from the shambling corpse of Atari back in 2018, but then sat on it—until now.

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