Returning to the origin of survival horror with Alone within the Darkish meant making a trustworthy love letter for long-term followers, but additionally an accessible entry level for brand new gamers. Crafting a reimagining that trendy avid gamers will love whereas staying true to the unique expertise takes time, and we’re completely satisfied to disclose that the wait is sort of over – Alone within the Darkish will launch on PlayStation 5 on October 25.

The group at Items Interactive are die-hard Alone within the Darkish followers, and knew precisely the place to show when it got here to reimagining the sport that gave beginning to a style. Creatively led by Mikael Hedberg, author of horror classics Amnesia: The Darkish Descent and SOMA, with creature designs from legendary Guillermo Del Toro collaborator Man Davis, their imaginative and prescient for Alone within the Darkish was a dream (or is that nightmare?) come true for us.

Alone in the Dark Spotlight – Hollywood talent and new gameplay

As with all good survival horror sport, we in fact have mind-bending puzzles and clues you’ll must discover to seek out, with a twist. If you wish to actually flex your investigative muscular tissues, select our issue that provides much less help, or you may choose an possibility which supplies extra ideas, hints, and total steering.

Right this moment, we absolutely unveiled this new, nightmarish imaginative and prescient to the world in our Alone within the Darkish Highlight stream. Throughout 11 nerve-jangling minutes, we revealed our starring expertise of David Harbour as Detective Edward Carnby and Jodie Comer as Emily Hartwood, gave you a have a look at all-new gameplay and cutscenes, and dove into how the haunting Doom Jazz soundscape of Derceto Manor was dropped at life. We additionally launched our playable Prologue, the place you will get a brief glimpse of the horrors that await you within the full sport, right now.

A brand new era of basic horror

The facility of contemporary {hardware} has unlocked new potentialities, particularly with regards to our lead character performances. With the ability to seize extra emotion in faces meant we might convey our twin protagonists Detective Edward Carnby (David Harbour) and Emily Hartwood (Jodie Comer) to life like by no means earlier than. Whoever you select to play as, you’ll expertise your complete journey by way of a efficiency from one among Hollywood’s most gifted actors of their first ever videogame function.

Whereas Edward and Emily could undergo the identical total occasions in Alone within the Darkish, each characters will interpret their journey otherwise by way of their reactions to their environments – and some distinctive story moments. They every have their very own sturdy personalities and backstories, and the residents of Derceto will deal with them in their very own method.

A-list within the Darkish

Edward and Emily are introduced collectively by the identical quest – discovering out what occurred to Jeremy Hartwood, Emily’s uncle. Be it the promise of labor {and professional} curiosity, or discovering an expensive relative and shaking the household curse, each characters have advanced motivations for coming to Derceto, and their actions are tainted by particular person previous traumas.

David Harbour brings his trademark depth to his function as Edward, but additionally his playfulness. When thrust into unimaginable conditions, our pure response is terror, even questioning our personal sanity, which David captures completely. Generally, nevertheless, we attempt to metal ourselves towards our worst fears with humor. The dry wit that David has dropped at a few of his most well-known characters shines by way of in Edward, ever the inquisitive, barely world-weary investigator.

Jodie Comer is not any stranger to disappearing into a task, having not too long ago earned a well-deserved Olivier Award for Finest Actress in a Play, on high of her BAFTA and Emmy awards. Jodie portrays Emily with professional nuance, without delay exhibiting concern for her lacking uncle and dread for the destiny which can befall her because of the Hartwood curse. Whether or not interacting with Derceto’s unusual inhabitants or heading off otherworldly creatures, Jodie provides a world-class efficiency.

Regardless of who you select initially of our sport, you’ll expertise the efficiency that Alone within the Darkish gamers deserve. The sport begs to be replayed by way of each characters’ eyes, and we are able to’t wait to listen to what you consider our two unbelievable leads.

The sound of trauma

Our sport is about in Nineteen Twenties Louisiana, in a interval of unease and extra, caught between two World Wars. Realizing this thick ambiance of “Interbellum Horror” known as for a novel sound that mirrored the turmoil of the time, in addition to the music that emerged from it.

Doom Jazz legend Jason Köhnen (Bong-Ra) lent his skills to capturing Alone within the Darkish’s otherworldly chaos, contributing songs that really feel without delay nostalgic, trendy… and from elsewhere, not of this world. Based mostly on these songs, Sound Designer & Composer Árni Bergur Zoëga has crafted an eerie, mysterious soundscape that can have you ever wanting over your shoulder for days – particularly when you’re a headphones consumer.

A style of the phobia to return

Whereas the group at Items are nonetheless working arduous on placing the ending touches on Alone within the Darkish, we needed to present you a sneak peek on the world they’ve constructed. Proper now, you may obtain the playable Prologue totally free and begin your descent into our warped world right now.

The Prologue follows eleven-year-old Grace Saunders, who eagle-eyed followers could acknowledge from Alone within the Darkish 2 and its personal playable prequel, Jack within the Darkish. Tasked with delivering the letter that can convey Emily to Derceto, you’ll get a primary look contained in the manor and the forces preying on its residents’ sanity. Merely go to the shop to obtain.

We nonetheless have some surprises in retailer between now and launch – within the meantime, you may watch the Highlight, play our Prologue, and pre-order the Digital Deluxe Version for entry to bonus content material. We’ll see you on October 25!