Nowadays, remakes of classic video games is all the rage. Not just to update the graphics and quality of gameplay, but refine the more cheesier elements that made their way into the original games. Lately, Resident Evil has done this the most, remaking it's second and third games with the fourth game set to get this treatment next. Final Fantasy VII got the same upgrade last year with an expansion so large, the game is being broken up into multiple parts. Outside of those headlining series, System Shock, Max Payne, and Dead Space also have remakes-in-the-works with Splinter Cell also getting the treatment while even the original Metal Gear Solid games are rumored to be updated as well. But among them, a surprise remake was announced today for Alone in the Dark.
Originally released in 1992 for PC, it was one of the first two games to use polygonal characters over pre-rendered backgrounds. In fact, Guinness World Records awarded it the record of "First Ever 3D Survival Horror Game" in the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008 edition. In fact, it was believed to be the first survival horror game in general and also strongly influenced the direction of the original Resident Evil game. However, the new remake will not only update the game's graphics and gameplay, but will also expand it's options for gamers. Serving still as a single-player narrative set in 1920's Louisiana, players can choose to play as original protagonist Edward Carnby or can now choose to play as supporting character Emily Hartwood as they make their way to the Derceto mansion to uncover the mysteries within.
As shown by the official reveal trailer, for fans of the original game, they will get all the trimmings of the original game and then some. Check it out below:
Alone in the Dark is set to be available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows. No release date has been announced yet.