Sony accidentally reveals classic PS1 horror game for PS Plus Premium

According to some now-deleted posts, it looks as if the cult classic PS1 horror game Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare is on its way to PS Plus Premium.

PS Plus Premium Alone in the Dark The New Nightmare: A masculine and feminine character from the game standing back to back with weapons at the ready, stood against a PS Plus logo and PlayStation-themed background.

Having just revealed the full suite of PS Plus games coming to PS5 and PS4 in January, we’re all excited about the new releases we can dive into. However, it seems Sony has unintentionally jumped the gun on announcing yet another classic that’s coming to PS Plus Premium. In a now-deleted post, PlayStation has mistakenly revealed that cult classic (and truly terrifying) PS1 horror game Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare will be hitting the service soon.

Following the PS Plus January 2024 games announcement on Wednesday, this game slipped through the cracks, but we can guarantee that it will scare the living daylights out of PS5 and PS4 players subscribed to PS Plus Premium. This cherry-on-top follows on from a relatively strong 2023 for Sony’s subscription where we discovered that PS Plus added 251 games worth up to $8,000 in 2023 – that beats out team green’s 150 games worth $5,000 added to Xbox Game Pass in 2023.

On the official PlayStation UK Twitter account, it was mistakenly revealed in the PS Plus Game Catalog announcement that Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare would be joining the Premium collection of retro bangers. Unfortunately, this post has since been deleted but not before avid fans caught wind, with one user enthusiastically writing “Alone in the Dark!!!” in response – don’t worry, it should be officially unveiled soon. Furthermore, it was included in PlayStation Access’ video covering the PS Plus January games, which has also since been taken down. Nevertheless, it’s clear there will be a ‘surprise’ announcement sometime soon following this blunder.

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For the uninitiated, Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare is a popular PS1 survival horror game that was released way back in 2001 – feel old yet? While it’s the fourth installment in the iconic series, it is, in fact, a reboot of the franchise. Although it’s not quite as slick as the likes of the Resident Evil reboots today, Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare is certainly worth playing through if you’re in the mood for some old-school survival horror – clunky camera controls and all. It’s a surprisingly terrifying experience even if the combat is lacking by modern standards.

While we’re all excited about returning to this iconic title when it does eventually show its face on PS Plus Premium, this comes as a part of a wider issue with this Classics collection. With classics like Parasite Eve, Silent Hill, Dino Crisis, and plenty more absent, fans are left wondering if these games will ever make it into the prestigious collection. Nevertheless, the long-awaited addition of Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare will hopefully soon be over.

In the meantime, we’ll be pouring over all the Pacific Drive previews for a unique (and more modern) twist on the horror genre and digging into the best PS5 games on the platform. With plenty of new PS5 games on the way, there’s certainly no shortage even if we didn’t have the PS Plus backlog to crack on with.