Alone in the Dark reboot out in October, playable Prologue available today

THQ Nordic has recently announced that the upcoming reboot of Alone in the Dark will be released on October 25th, along with a playable prologue episode available now for the game’s highly anticipated enthusiasts. The original Alone in the Dark, released in 1992, was recognized as the pioneer of the survival horror genre and its gameplay was the inspiration behind Resident Evil and Silent Hill. THQ Nordic’s reboot of Alone in the Dark is developed by Pieces Interactive with Mikael Hedberg, the writer of Soma and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, in the director’s seat. The reimagination of Alone in the Dark takes Edward Carnby, a private detective, on a quest to explore the gloomy Derceto Mansion due to Emily Hartwood’s plea to investigate her uncle’s suicide. 

Features of Rebooted Alone in the Dark

THQ Nordic’s reboot of Alone in the Dark will take players to forgotten cemeteries, haunting bayous, and more areas outside of the mansion. The game features a striking Southern Gothic aesthetic and a Dark Jazz soundtrack by Jason Kohnen. Furthermore, David Harbour from Stranger Things plays Edward Carnby and Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer represents Emily Hartwood, and players can choose to play as either character since each offers unique interactions with non-player characters and alternative plot developments. Players can familiarize themselves with the game’s general atmosphere by playing the prologue, which features a young girl named Grace exploring Derceto Mansion. 

Play the Prologue Now

Pieces Interactive has revealed that the prologue for Alone in the Dark is inspired by Alone in the Dark 2’s Jack in the Dark demo, casting players as young Grace to help her deliver a letter to Emily Hartwood at the behest of her uncle. The playable prologue is a good introduction to the game’s setting and ambience, but players should note that it does not feature any combat. The game is already available on Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.

Pre-order Bonus DLC

THQ Nordic has offers its fans a pre-order bonus DLC, called Deceto 1992 Costume Pack, which allows players to replace the game’s original character models with the original 1992 versions of Carnby and Hartwood.

Two Versions Available for Purchase

Alone in the Dark will be available in a standard edition, costing £49.99/€59.99/$59.99 USD, and a Deluxe Version. The deluxe version includes an art book, vintage horror filter pack, commentary mode with the director, Hedberg and, most notably, Frederick Raynal, who created the original game.