It looks like a very old franchise is going to be returning for the PS3. Alone in the Dark, originally released in 1992 is credited with starting the Survival Horror genre of games. Atari will be releasing the game on the Playstation 3, but there is no word yet, if it will come out around the same time as the system, or years later.
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Given that the original game is largely responsible for everything from Resident Evil and Silent Hill to Project Zero and Clock Tower we can just about forgive developer I-Motion for not sorting out the controls right at the beginning and forcing us to endure almost ten years of stilted corridor stumbling before Capcom pulled their finger out and tossed Resi 4 our way.
Anyway, despite impressive sales back in the day, the news that Atari plans to resurrect the series for the next generation of home console videogame interaction entertainment experiences (as we like to call it) comes as something of a surprise thanks to the largely lackluster response to Alone in the Dark: A New Nightmare, the fourth game in the series, hitting stores back in 2001 (and let’s not forget any permanent damage Uwe Boll may have done to the franchise’s integrity through his horrifyingly abysmal movie ‘interpretation’ of the games).
Still, the series has always added a refreshingly gaelic twist to the slightly over-crowded genre and, if A New Nightmare is anything to go by, Atari does know a thing or two about squeezing out some oppressive atmosphere – we can only imagine what the devs will do with the mighty horsepower of the PS3. Although Alone in the Dark 5 (or whatever it ends up being called) will have its work cut out to impress alongside the already announced Resident Evil 5, we’re glad to see the series making a return and hope it can wrestle back the Survival Horror crown for good old Europe.