THQ Nordic has announced that the Alone in the Dark reboot is launching October 25 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC and that a free demo is available now.
Users on these platforms can download the playable prologue of Alone in the Dark to experience what the full game will have to offer without receiving any spoilers from the main story. The standalone demo puts players in the shoes of 11-year-old Grace Saunders as she runs an errand that quickly goes wrong.
The publisher also revealed that Stranger Things’ David Harbour will star as one dual-protagonist Edward Carnby while Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer will play the other, Emily Hartwood.
Players can choose to play through the story as either character, though THQ Nordic promises that each character will provide a different take on the same narrative.
“Explore Derceto Manor in this reimagination of Alone in the Dark, a love letter to the 90’s cult classic horror game,” reads the announcement. “Set in the gothic American south in the 1920s, Alone in the Dark features a noir-setting with classical Lovecraftian horror-elements, where the familiar meets the surreal.”
First announced in August 2022, THQ Nordic has gone relatively quiet on Alone in the Dark since, only re-emerging now to announce the release date and prologue. In our first preview of the game, IGN said “the team and motivation seem right to deliver an exciting take on a classic of horror gaming.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.