Atari Announces Alone In The Dark And Haunted House Reboots For PC

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 2:00 PM
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Survival horror stalwart Alone in the Dark and the ageing  Haunted House are back and getting reboots courtesy of Atari. Alone in the Dark: Illumination is a PC-only horror game due out later this year, and will be shown in full at Seattle’s PAX Prime event later this month.

Fondly remembered as the roots of the horror genre, Alone in the Dark began in the original 1992 DOS release, making a name for itself for its story based on Lovecraftian lore. It’s undergone a number of different reboots already, including the Resident Evil-style Alone in the Dark: A New Nightmare, and the poorly received Alone in the Dark 2008 reboot. Now it’s back with Alone in the Dark: Illumination, which Atari pitches as a re-imagined take on the classic survival horror series.

In development at relatively unknown studio Pure, a teaser website has cropped up for Alone in the Dark: Illumination, with more expected to be shown in Autumn. This series has always been a personal favourite of mine so it’ll be interesting to see what Atari’s got up its sleeves with it.

Next up is Haunted House, a modern-day remake of the Atari 2600 original. Underway at Italian studio Dreampainters, who created PC horror title Anna, Haunted House is actually the fourth reboot of this ancient series. No news on this one yet but it will also be exclusive to PC, and we’ll hopefully get some more news at PAX Prime later this month.

Publisher Atari has had a low-key profile during the past year following a filing for bankruptcy, but the long running publisher looks to be getting back on its feet. Just last week it announced work on RollerCoaster Tycoon World, which is due out in early 2015. Interested in the reboots of either of these series? Does Alone in the Dark hold a special place in your heart? Follow the call of Cthulhu down to the comments below!

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02:48 Aug-21-2014

Oh may this came out of nowhere O_O

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22:42 Aug-20-2014

Not a bad idea, but it would be much better if Atari would reboot Soulbringer an old classic RPG originally developed by Infogrames and Gremlin Interactive LTD.

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16:13 Aug-20-2014

Hey guys how is the new Alone in the Dark I have to buy a cheap game and AITD is cheap enough. If its horror then lets just leave it then.

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16:51 Aug-20-2014

Shotly put, it's more like a bad action game than a horror game. But i'm really not recommending you to buy it.

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21:19 Aug-20-2014

Don't do it to yourself bud. Get outlast it's much better.

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14:55 Aug-21-2014

I have Outlast and played for 10 min and never played it.

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15:07 Aug-21-2014

wow 10 min you sure wont give your games time. I almost did same with assasin creed 1 hour down i still dont quite like it but who knows it might yet still get interesting.

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16:06 Aug-21-2014

It got quite scary actually after 10 min I mean after that if it gets less scarier plz tell me. I upto the part of hiding in control room's locker while the big guy comes in.

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20:22 Aug-21-2014

Nah it gets scarier and very tense, maybe a machine for pigs is up your street.

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14:31 Aug-20-2014

Omg, omg , omg !!!

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