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Alone In The Dark release date, story, demo

Curious about the Alone In The Dark reboot release date and everything else we know about the game? Here is a rundown of the story, gameplay, and more.

Alone In The Dark Release Date: Edward Carnby can be seen

When is the Alone in the Dark release date? The classic horror franchise is back! Alone In The Dark is coming with a reboot that takes the franchise back to its horror origins, while modernizing the gameplay and presenting the story and action from a third-person over-the-shoulder perspective.

The game takes a new direction in a few areas as well, moving the game to the American South in the 1920s and allowing you to play as both Edward Carnby and Emily Hardwood. But Pieces Interactive is still tieing the experience back to the origins of the franchise. So, if you are excited about Pieces Interactive’s reboot of Alone In The Dark, be sure to read through this article for everything we know.

Alone In The Dark release date

The Alone In The Dark Reboot release date is Wednesday, October 25, 2023, for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. This date was announced at the Alone In The Dark Spotlight show, alongside confirmation the game won’t be released on PS4 or Xbox One.

The Loadout got to watch a behind-the-scenes demo where the team revealed said that they couldn’t provide a date. However, just under a year after the game was revealed we got a confirmation. You can watch the full Alone In The Dark spotlight below.

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Alone In The Dark Story

As mentioned, the game will feature a brand new story, set in the gothic, American South in the 1920s.

You will get to play both Edward Carnby, the classic protagonist of the series, and Emily Hartwood, Jeremy Hartwood’s niece, with each offering a unique gameplay experience as they have separate cutscenes and levels and are played by David Harbour and Jodie Comer making the game Alone In The Dark voice actors and cast list pretty star-studded.

The game takes you back to Derceto Manor, which is a mental hospital for the rich and wealthy full of strange creatures and evasive residents. Here you will uncover mysteries and a story related to Jeremy Hartwood.

As such, it sets the stage in a very similar way to the original game, showing a commitment to the origins of the series.

Alone In The Dark gameplay

As mentioned, the gameplay of this new game focuses mostly on the action from a third-person perspective. This is similar to what we have seen in The Evil Within and the recent Resident Evil remakes.

On top of that, the gameplay will feature classic, adventure-style puzzles to solve as well as traditional action-adventure exploration for clues and hints to the story. You can see some small clips of that gameplay in the reveal trailer below:

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Alone In The Dark demo

There is also an Alone In The Dark demo available now on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. This tells the story of Grace and is a prologue to the main game.

And that covers all you need to know about the Alone In The Dark Reboot release date, gameplay, story, and more. While you wait for the game, read more on the best PS5 horror games and best Xbox horror games available currently.