Alone in the Dark is often credited as the spiritual ancestor to the Resident Evil series. It was the first 3d survival horror game, and those who played it seem to universally love it. The sequel was cool, too.
What wasn’t cool was the Uwe Boll movie starring Christian Slater, or the 2008 reboot that was only scary in the “so bad in every way that’s it scary” sense of the word.
Now, Atari has announced that at this year’s Penny Arcade Expo, that it’ll be showing off Alone in the Dark: Illumination, set to release this fall.
Just about all the little bits of information, the few that exist, leave a sour taste before we even know anything about the game. As Kotaku points out, there doesn’t seem to be any information or presence for the developer, Pure FPS. Second, the license is, as we established above, pretty troubled following its first few titles. The love for it is as ancient as the horrors Edward Carnby fought in the original game using only his mustache and a shotgun. Finally, it’s apparently coming this fall, according to the barebones website.
A couple years ago, the series’ creator said he’d be interested to see an HD Remake of the original, but beyond that, it’s hard to tell exactly what it’ll be. But it’s easy to see its chances of surviving aren’t very good.