If you think horror in gaming, the names Silent Hill and Resident Evil are sure to pop into your head fairly quickly. Names like Alone in the Dark and Haunted House are from a bygone era of gaming, but Atari thinks it’s time they came back.
If you have a keen memory, you’ll remember that Alone in the Dark (unfortunately) actually made a comeback no too long ago. A reboot was released in 2008, but it was goofy, broken and just downright awful to play. There’s no indication yet whether Atari’s proposed reboot will be any better, because we have no idea what it’s like.
What we do know is that it’s called Alone in the Dark: illumination, coming to PC exclusively later this year. That isn’t the only title Atari has planned either, with the studio also lining up to release a new Haunted House title later this year as well.
Haunted House also underwent the reboot treatment in 2010, although judging from the fact that it’s getting another reboot four years later I’m guessing it wasn’t that good. The Haunted House name is one of the oldest in horror games history, so I’m interested to see how Atari tackles it for a new age.
There aren’t many details outside of the two teaser websites for the titles. All we know is that they’re coming out later this year.
Last Updated: August 20, 2014