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Alone in the Dark release date, gameplay, and everything we know

It’s been thirty years since Alone in the Dark and our first trip to the Derceto mansion. Following a request of an old dying friend, investigator Edward Carnby tried to uncover the horrific mysteries of the mansion and destroy the secret cult that had taken residence. One of the very earliest survival horror games to ever be unleashed on the public, it took gamers by surprise. Now the Alone in the Dark release date is on the horizon and now we’ve seen what it looks like, we’re very excited indeed.

The 1992 Infogrames original spawned a trilogy of weird and weird titles which finished with Alone in the Dark 3, which was actually a Western (yeah don’t ask). The game was then rebooted as a more classic Resident Evil clone later with A New Nightmare, then rebooted again. Now, comes the time for a fourth reboot which, again, seems to use the original title, for that added confusion.

But enough looking back, here’s all the nitty gritty and everything we know about the Alone in the Dark release date, gameplay, story, and more.

Alone in the Dark release date

Alone in the Dark will be released on March 20, 2024. This was confirmed by the game’s developer, THQ Nordic, in an official press release. THQ Nordic cites the development team’s well-being as being the cause for the game’s delay, seeing as they would likely have to work extra hard over the holiday period.

Alone in the Dark was supposed to be released on January 16 2024. It was previously announced for October 2023, but it has been delayed numerous times in its development cycle.

The game has been confirmed to be coming out for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. The game doesn’t seem to have been confirmed for a release on PlayStation 4, but we will update once we know more, closer to the official release date in the Fall.

Alone in the Dark story

This is an actual reboot of the story as we will be transported back to the Derceto mansion of the original 1992 game. It has also been confirmed that the game will star both Edward Carnby and the other character Emily Hartwood, which indicates that the game will have some pretty serious replayability.

While the two characters will probably cross paths at some point, each has its unique series of enemies to defeat, puzzles to solve and a mansion to explore, along with a different backstory. Players can also expect classic survival horror gameplay tropes, with limited ammo and health pickups.

Alone in the Dark developer

The game is being developed by Pieces Interactive, who you might remember as the original developers of the Titan Quest series, pretty solid Diablo-like, and Magicka. The story is being written by Mikael Hedberg, who is the original writer of SOMA and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, so there is some serious pedigree at work here.

Alone in the Dark gameplay

Below, you’ll find a gameplay video of the newest iteration of Alone in the Dark. It has us super excited to see more, and we’ll update this section with the latest gameplay trailers, so be sure to check back for all the latest information.

Are you looking forward to playing the Alone in the Dark reboot and to be finally back at the mansion killing monsters and trying to stay alive? We sure are, there’s definitely a lack of good Lovecraft-inspired games lately. You can be sure to check back here if you want to know all the updated information on the game.

That’s everything we know about Alone in the Dark at the moment. Meanwhile, while you wait, why not go hunt down some vampires in the classic casual game Vampire Survivors?