THQ Nordic, the publisher of video game titles, has acquired many abandoned video game franchises in the past six years since its rebranding to match the now defunct publisher THQ. One such franchise it acquired in 2018 is Alone in the Dark, acquired by Atari SA. Now, after seven years since its last entry, THQ Nordic is planning to release a new Alone in the Dark title.
Alone in the Dark is often credited as the very first survival horror film, after the original Resident Evil was released for DOS computers in 1992, and it later became available on Panasonic's 3DO in 1994. The game was rebooted in 2008 for PS2, PS3, and Xbox 360 by Eden Games.
After the 2008 game's poor reviews, Atari released Alone in the Dark: Illumination, a four-player cooperative shooter that was chastised by Metacritic, which gave the series its credit, in 2018, THQ Nordic acquired the series from Atari, which had previously released Strategy IP Act of War, some of which it has developed remasters and remakes, while for other IPs it is working on full sequels. According to a recent leaker The Snitch, THQ Nordic
A Twitter user has posted a cryptic excerpt from the Alone in the Dark 2005 film adaptation, which has accurately leaked information for games such as The Last of Us Part 1, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Hollow Knight: Silksong.
The publisher is scheduled to present updates on games such as SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shakeand Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed, as well as releasing new titles, be they remasters or sequels.
Outside of this tease, THQ Nordic isn't sure what form the Alone in the Dark project might take. It may be a remaster of the classic games or the 2008 reboot, or a complete remake in the spirit of recent projects, such as the upcoming Dead Space remake.
Alone in the Dark is said to be in the works.