Playable Prologue for Alone in the Dark Reboot Released Today, Game Set to Launch in October
THQ Nordic’s Alone in the Dark reboot was revealed last year and has finally announced its release date of 25th October. The original Alone in the Dark was released in 1992 and is considered to be the granddaddy of the survival horror genre. THQ Nordic’s version of the game takes the original premise, in which private detective Edward Carnby helps Emily Hartwood investigate her uncle’s suicide at the Derceto Mansion, and updates it by adding forgotten cemeteries and haciendas. The playable prologue created by developer Pieces Interactive can be downloaded now on Steam, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
The reboot features Edward Carnby and Emily Hartwood portrayed by David Harbour and Jodie Comer respectively. Depending on the character you choose, you’ll get a different perspective on the story, with alternate events and unique NPC reactions providing a reason to play through twice. The gameplay comprises exploration, combat, puzzles and story. The prologue of the game is loosely inspired by Alone in the Dark 2’s Jack in the Dark demo. Players will play as Grace to explore the derceto mansion to send a letter to Emily Hartwood. Pieces Interactive created the prologue to give players an idea of the general ambience they can expect in the full version of Alone in the Dark.
Players can download the Deceto 1992 Costume Pack as a pre-order bonus DLC, which allows players to replace the characters models with their original 1992 characters models. There are two versions of the game, a standard edition for £49.99/€59.99/$59.99 USD, and a Deluxe Version which includes an art book, vintage horror filter pack, plus a commentary mode featuring the reboot director Mikael Hedberg and the creator of the original game, Frederick Raynal.