Alone in the Dark prologue is available today ahead of reboot in October

THQ Nordic has announced the upcoming reboot of the classic horror game series, Alone in the Dark. The remake is set to be released on October 25, 30 years after the original game title’s launch. This survival horror game has pioneered the fixed-camera formula that fans would later see in series like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, earning a reputation as a classic in the genre.

For those who cannot wait until October to catch a glimpse of the game, a playable Prologue of Alone in the Dark is already available on Steam, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. This pre-release version of the game was reportedly influenced by Alone in the Dark 2’s Jack in the Dark demo.

The Prologue is free to play, and for players who enjoy it, THQ Nordic is offering a pre-order bonus DLC called the Deceto 1992 Costume Pack, which gives players access to the original 1992 character models. The standard edition costs $59.99 / £49.99 / AU$94.67.

The inspiration for the game comes from H.P. Lovecraft’s works, voodoo, the Wild West, and the art of H.R. Giger. With the reboot aiming to pay homage to the previous six installments, the Swedish developer Pieces Interactive has brought their expertise from developing Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Soma.

The reboot also includes areas outside the mansion, such as forgotten cemeteries and bayous. The playable characters, Carnby and Hartwood, will be portrayed by David Harbour from Stranger Things and Jodie Comer from Killing Eve. The game offers different perspectives on the narrative, with unique NPC reactions and changing events, depending on the character the player selects.