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

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 game 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 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 sweet added confusion.

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

Alone in the Dark release date

While the game has been confirmed to be coming out for Playstation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC, there is no official news on a release date yet (nor any confirmation on whether it will release on other consoles).

We estimate that the horror game won’t release until 2023 at the earliest seeing as there isn’t much time left before 2022’s end. The game could be released in 2024, but this is pure speculation based on what we’ve seen.

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 definitely indicates that the game will have some pretty serious replayability.

While the two characters will probably cross paths at some point, each has its own unique series of enemies to defeat, puzzles to solve and 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, so there is some serious pedigree at work here.

Alone in the Dark gameplay

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?