We might get a new Alone in the Dark game announcement on Friday

The classic horror title that inspired Resident Evil might be preparing for a big comeback.


Contrary to popular belief, Resident Evil did not invent survival horror. The best-selling Capcom franchise might have coined the term, but it took heavy inspiration from Alone in the Dark, which came out in 1992.

A remake of Alone in the Dark on Unreal Engine 5 would look scarily awesome on the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.

In total, the Alone in the Dark franchise spanned 7 installments in total, including an online-only attempt in 2015, Alone in the Dark: Illumination, an effort that should have never seen the light of the day.

We wouldn't be surprised if we get an Alone in the Dark live-action movie if the new games prove successful.

Three decades after the first game launched, it appears that THQ Nordic, the new owners of the IP, might be preparing to announce a new installment, or maybe even a remake.

Flawless insider, The Snitch, recently posted a cryptic tweet. They said, "Being afraid of the dark is what keeps most of us alive," which is a quote from the 2005 movie adaptation. The film is not exactly the best representation of a video game adaptation, but the point is still true. The Snitch has done an excellent job leaking info ahead of their announcements.

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For example, The Snitch was the first to leak info on The Last of Us Part 1 days before Naughty Dog officially confirmed the controversial remake/remaster.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to conclude that The Snitch is onto something. If we follow their usual leak patterns, we're only days away from an official Alone in the Dark news. Since THQ Nordic, who owns the rights to the Alone in the Dark franchise, is holding a showcase on August 12, we hope to find out more about it soon.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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