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Alone in the Dark: Illumination announced for PC

Modern-day remake of Atari 2600 game Haunted House also confirmed

Atari has revealed that it is working on a reimagined version of Alone in the Dark for PC.

The publisher gave no further details other than the new game's name - Alone in the Dark: Illuminations - and confirmation that it will be showing the title off in private sessions at the PAX Prime event in Seattle later this month.

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A modern-day remake of Atari 2600 game Haunted House, originally released in 1982, was also confirmed by Atari.

The official Alone in the Dark website currently contains only the new game's title, as well as the message "autumn 2014". Atari has confirmed that this relates to the game's release window.

The first Alone in the Dark game was developed by Infogrames and released on PC in 1992. One of the first games to use polygonal characters, it's also credited as the first polygonal survival horror game, predating Resident Evil by four years.

The series has seen new instalments released sporadically over the years, with only two new games since the turn of the new millennium: 2001's Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare, and Atari's 2008 reboot simply entitled Alone in the Dark.

At the time of its release, we commended the admittedly flawed game, saying: "As much as Alone in the Dark deserves to be criticised for its problems, it equally deserves to be lavished with praise for some outstanding ideas and set-pieces.

"A gracious failure, Alone in the Dark should stand as a lesson for other developers to see what they should be striving for."

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