Lonely in the dark, the 1992 post-survivor horror game, is being recreated and remade, publisher THQ Nordic announced Friday. The new one Lonely in the dark will transport players back to 1920s New Orleans and the original game’s Derceto Manor, where Lovecraftian horrors await.
Develop a new one Lonely in the dark is Swedish studio Pieces Interactive (Magicka 2, Titan quest: Atlantis), but the more recognizable name associated with the project, for horror game fans, is Mikael Hedberg, whose written credits include Friction Games’ Soma and Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Hedberg’s story is said to be an origin story that combines the characters, locations, and thematic elements of the first three games in the Alone in the Dark series.
Protagonists Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood return as playable characters, and both will experience their own perspectives on the story. According to the official THQ Nordic description of Lonely in the dark, Emily embarks on a search for her missing uncle and enlists the help of Edward, a private detective. Their journey leads them to Derceto, “the home for the mentally weary,” as well as the strange inhabitants, the “gateway to the world of nightmares,” and deadly monsters.
To bring those monsters to life, THQ Nordic tapped artist Guy Davis, a cartoonist and creature designer who frequently collaborates with Guillermo del Toro.
THQ Nordic and Pieces Interactive promises suspenseful exploration, intense combat, and challenging puzzles that will contribute to the Lonely in the darkof the total package. The game has been in development since 2019, THQ Nordic said, and it will launch at an unspecified date on PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X.
An early look at Lonely in the dark can be seen below in our gallery.