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Alone in the Dark remake arrives in October, and a playable prologue is out now

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THQ Nordic and Pieces Interactive have locked in a date for their remake, or reimagining, of Alone in the Dark. The return to Derceto Manor will arrive on October 25, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Announced during a spotlight on the game, Alone in the Dark will go for $59.99. And if you want to check it out before you put that cash down, there’s also a free playable prologue going live tonight. It’s up on Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox.

THQ Nordic says that this prologue doesn’t have spoilers for the main story, but will let you experience what this reimagining of an old classic has to offer.

Star power

Additionally, THQ Nordic has announced that Alone in the Dark will feature two recognizable likenesses for its leads. Pieces Interactive is working with David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) for their portrayals of Edward Carnby and Emily Hartwood, respectively.

The actors are lending their voice, appearance, and acting to the protagonists. Each is a selectable character, and depending on who you play as, you’ll get a different view of the Alone in the Dark story. And this marks another game crossover for Harbour, who’s also set to star in the upcoming Gran Turismo movie. They aren’t directly connected, but in my own head-canon, I like to think they are.

For those who like a little bit of scares around the Halloween season, October is starting to look stacked. Alongside Alone in the Dark, we also recently got an October release date for Alan Wake 2.

As for Alone in the Dark, this reboot of the Infogrames classic certainly has a long legacy to live up to. The team is calling it a love letter to the ’90s classic, so we’ll see if it captures the magic again in October.

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