June 9, 2008
Alone in the Dark Goes Gold for
Xbox 360, PC, Wii & PS2
Development Complete on Atari’s
Action Survival Opus, Title Ships 20 June in Europe, 24 June in North America
Atari today announced that
development is complete on the highly anticipated action survival game Alone in
the Dark, and the game is on track to ship 20 June in Europe and 24 June in
North America for Xbox 360, PC, Wii and PlayStation 2. The PLAYSTATION 3 version
is scheduled for autumn 2008.
Central Park is hiding a secret.
Over the course of one apocalyptic night trapped in Manhattan’s vast parkland,
hero Edward Carnby must fight the unimaginable to survive and uncover the
earth-shattering truth. New York will never be the same again.
Developed by Eden Games, Alone in
the Dark for Xbox 360 and PC aims to change what gamers expect from action games
with a ground-breaking reinvention of the classic franchise which debuted in
1992 and created the survival horror genre. Continuing the legacy of innovation
of that first game, the new Alone in the Dark re-imagines the genre with
engrossing cinematic presentation, compelling gameplay challenges and a
thrilling narrative story arc.
The richly-detailed, contemporary
setting of New York’s Central Park is the host for a challenging mix of gameplay
experiences, unprecedented environmental interaction and combat all based on
real-world rules and physics. A seamless on-character inventory and health
recovery system combine to maintain the immersion as the player drives the story
through the free-roaming expanse of Central Park.
Inspired by the story-telling twists
and turns of many blockbuster TV series, Alone in the Dark innovates once again
with a DVD-style chapter select menu which lets players of all abilities reach
the game’s dramatic, riveting climax and get the full value out of the game.
“With its genre-busting mix of
gameplay, wide-screen presentation style and DVD chapter select feature putting
the player in control, Alone in the Dark will thrill all gamers,” said Phil
Harrison, President of Infogrames Entertainment. “It’s a game which will
challenge the player but also reward them with a one-of-a-kind video game
experience and a huge amount of fun.”
The Wii and PS2 versions of Alone in
the Dark have been developed by Hydravision Entertainment in parallel with the
Xbox 360 and PC games created by Eden Studios. The PS2 game pushes the hardware
to maximise the gameplay experience, while the Wii game has been especially
adapted to make use of the unique controllers in a variety of gameplay
situations from driving to the real-time manipulation of objects.
In addition to the standard game,
Xbox 360, PC and Wii Limited Editions will be available at launch from selected
European retailers featuring exclusive items including hero figurine, art book
and ‘making of’ documentary DVD.
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