Alone in the Dark: A New Take On A Classic Game

Alone in the Dark: A New Take On A Classic Game

Developer: Pieces Interactive

Release Date: December 31, 2023

Publisher:  THQ Nordic

Director: Mikael Hedberg

Producer: Michael Paeck

Series: Alone in the Dark

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S

Genre: Survival Horror

Mode: Single Player

Alone in the Dark is an upcoming survival horror game developed by Pieces Interactive and published by THQ Nordic. The game is set to release on PlayStation 5Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows. It is the seventh mainline entry in the Alone in the Dark franchise following Alone in the Dark: Illumination.


The game follows Emily Hartwood and private investigator Edward Carnby as they travel to Derceto Manor, a home for the mentally fatigued, to investigate the disappearance of Jeremy Hartwood, Emily’s uncle.


Alone in the Dark will feature an “over-the-shoulder” third-person perspective, similar to the recent remakes in the Resident Evil franchise, combat is available with a firearm, or melee weapon as shown by the reveal trailer.


Three years after the poor reception of Alone in the Dark: Illumination, the former publisher, Atari S.A. sold the rights to THQ Nordic on September 2018. Pieces Interactive, which was most known for making Magicka 2, commenced the game’s development in 2019. The team was inspired by the success of Resident Evil 2 in 2019, and Resident Evil 3 in 2020. The game was written by Mikael Hedberg, who had previously worked at Frictional Games on Soma and Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It will feature an original plot which incorporates characters from the first three Alone in the Dark game. Artist Guy Davis was recruited to design the monsters featured in the game.

In August 2022, it was revealed at THQ Nordic’s Showcase.

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