Update: Screenshots of the upcoming Alone in the Dark title were recently leaked, including the game’s cover art. You can view them below.
According to GameFront.de (translated), a new entry in the Alone in the Dark series is rumored to be revealed soon. This news comes as THQ Nordic recently announced that they have acquired the IP for the iconic survival horror franchise. In a post yesterday, GameFront.de said that the new title might be revealed as early as the THQ Nordic Showcase on 8/12/22.
You can view THQ Nordic’s official tweet below.
We are happy to announce that THQ Nordic has acquired the IPs for “Alone in the Dark”, a Lovecraftian survival horror game series and “Act of War”, a real-time strategy game featuring a story by NYT bestselling author Dale Brown, from Atari. pic.twitter.com/tmjpdI7HjO
— THQ Nordic (@THQNordic) September 19, 2018
The original Alone in the Dark was released in 1992 and is cited as the first horror game to use polygonal 3D characters against static 2D backgrounds which mimic various camera angles, a design aesthetic that would be adopted a few years later for the Resident Evil series.
The last two entries in the series were a reboot, simply titled, Alone in the Dark (2008) for the 360/PS3/Wii, and the critically panned Alone in the Dark: Illumination (2015) for PC. If and when a new game is announced, hopefully, we’ll get to see one of the progenitors of the 3D survival horror genre get a title worthy of its prestigious legacy.
For anyone wanting to refamiliarize themselves with the series before a new game is announced, the original trilogy is currently available for PC via GOG for a very reasonable $5.99.