Atari will unleash the darkness later this year in a new installment in the Alone in the Dark franchise titled Alone in the Dark: Illumination. The game’s first teaser trailer was revealed to the public over the weekend at PAX 2014, including first details about the game, which is billed as a co-op shooter.
Unlike the last Alone in the Dark game that was released in 2008, Illumination’s story won’t be told through cut scenes and dialogue this time, but through the player’s progression and interaction within the world of the game. In cooperative multiplayer, you will have the option to select one of four playable characters: Hunter, Witch, Engineer, and Priest — each armed with different abilities and weapons.
In “the power of illumination” mode, the player must activate sources of light in order to defeat creatures such as the Shapes, Goblins, Demons, Ghouls, Hell Hounds and Reapers.
Lastly, Illumination is currently in development by a new studio called Pure FPS and is expected to launch on the Windows PC in November 2014.
About Alone in the Dark: Illumination
Alone in the Dark brings you to the abandoned town of Lorwich, Virginia. Located near Virginia’s southern border, Lorwich was a flourishing industrial town with a bustling business generated by the local mines. These prosperous days came to an end when a flood devastated the mining facility, leaving behind nothing but destruction in its wake. The disaster forced an immediate evacuation, leaving the town desolate. It has been years since the accident, and the town has long been forgotten.
But the cause of the accident is still a mystery, and years later, nobody dares step foot in the town for fear of what lies there. There have been numerous reports of strange creatures and a dark, brooding fog within the town. Some locals who believe in the supernatural say that there lurks an ever-present force known as The Darkness. The Darkness can reveal itself in many ways, such as fog, apparitions, and creatures. It has cast its spell over Lorwich, enveloping everything in its path. It is up to you to help defend the town by fighting back the Forces of Darkness.