THQ Nordic has announced that the upcoming survival horror game, Alone in the Dark, will be released in January of next year instead of its original October release date.
The news was conveyed to the gaming community through a tweet from the game’s official Twitter account. The tweet explained that the release date was rescheduled to January 16, 2024, in order to ensure that the game receives the attention it deserves. The developers mentioned that the atmosphere of horror games is heavily influenced by the feeling of solitude, which can be difficult to achieve in a crowded gaming month like October. With numerous other games set to launch in the same month, the decision was made to move Alone in the Dark to a less crowded release window.
The upcoming Alone in the Dark game will serve as a series reboot, offering a fresh retelling of the original game’s events. Notably, the game will feature prominent Hollywood actors such as David Harbour from Stranger Things and Jodie Comer from Killing Eve in lead roles as Edward Carnaby and Emily Hartwood, respectively. A demo version of the game, featuring a young girl named Grace who plays a central role in the plot, is already available.
The explanation for the delay, citing the existence of too many game releases in October, is certainly creative. However, it is understandable given the crowded release schedule. Not only is the horror-themed game Alan Wake 2 set to launch in the same month, but other highly anticipated titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder are also scheduled for release. Interestingly, Alan Wake 2 only shifted its release date by one week, putting it even closer to the horror-themed holiday.
Alone in the Dark is now scheduled to release on January 16, 2024, for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.
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