Alone In The Dark: Illumination Announced With New Trailer
Atari is bringing back an old classic and giving it the reboot treatment... again. After trying their hand at reviving the game back in 2008 with Alone in the Dark, Atari has decided that six years was enough time and space to create a bit of marketing separation from the last outing.
The publisher is attempting to gain a bit of attention and love from the gaming community by taking a different route with the series. The new Alone in the Dark: Illumination is a cooperative horror action title, where players will have to work together in order to solve the mysteries, save additional playable hero characters and face down against some classic horrors.
The game has already come under some fire for its departure from the third-person view that helped define all the original Alone in the Dark titles. The game being similar to Left 4 Dead with its four-player mode has made some gamers feel as if the tone and style of gameplay may be too far separated from its roots.
It's impossible to tell right now exactly how the game will turn out, especially based on a short teaser trailer that doesn't offer much in the form of depth or potential.
As noted in the description for the game...
“Largely recognized as the “Father of the Survival Horror Genre,” the original 1992 Alone in the Dark title became an instant classic as it forged its way as a leader in the 3D PC games category . The new PC edition, Alone in the Dark: Illumination, takes the survival horror genre to the next level with new features, including the power of illumination and a cooperative multiplayer mode.”
But that's not all. Atari also released a teaser trailer another game releasing along with Alone in the Dark called Haunted House: Cryptic Graves. It, too, is a first-person horror title. The difference between Haunted House and Alone in the Dark is that the former is more of a puzzle-exploration title while the later is – just as the description mentions – more on the line of a horror-survival game. You can check out the teaser trailer for Haunted House below.
After originally releasing Alone in the Dark to less-than-enthused reviews back when it was originally rebooted for seventh gen consoles, I can almost see why they would want to go a different route here. However, it kind of seems like both Haunted House and Alone in the Dark come out of nowhere and there's been a lack of build-up for the anticipation of either title. That's not to mention that gamers haven't exactly been clamoring for another reboot of Alone in the Dark so soon.
You can learn more about Haunted House: Cryptic Graves by visiting the official website or you can learn more about Alone in the Dark by visiting its official website. Both games are due for release this fall on PC.
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