Alone in the Dark: Illumination, the seventh adventure in the Lovecraftian series, has just been released and is now available via Steam with a nice 14% discount from now until June 22nd.
Take control of four playable characters and investigate the burgeoning evil presence in Lorwich, Virginia in the H.P. Lovecraft inspired Alone in the Dark: Illumination.
The newest Alone in the Dark lets you control one of four different characters, the Hunter, the Witch, the Priest and the Engineer. The Hunter is descended from the protagonists of the original Alone in the Dark, Edward Carnby and the Witch is the great granddaughter of Emily Hardwood, the female protagonist of the original Alone in the Dark.
The abandoned town of Lorwich, Virginia has been under the control of the forces of eldritch darkness, and it's up to Ted Carnby, the hunter, to investigate the supernatural occurences and harness the power of illumination to defeat the overpowering hordes of demons and evil creatures. That is, light will be a powerful ally and even a weapon. Used to illuminate areas and help solve puzzles, as well as to make safe areas free from enemies.
Alone in the Dark: Illumination combines mechanics from the survival, action, and horror genres to put a modern twist on the classic series. By adding the elements of illumination, weaponry, and a multiplayer mode, we’re taking a completely new approach to the franchise while providing a more complex and engaging gameplay experience.
- Todd Shallbetter, Chief Operating Officer, Atari
This is also the first Alone in the Dark to feature co-operative gameplay to be able to drive through the hardest challenges with your friends, instead of having to go it alone. Multiplayer should allow for a unique aspect to the classic survival horror mechanics from Alone in the Dark.
Currently it has 26 mixed reviews on Steam whose negativity center around the lack of key binding customization and a number of game-progress preventing bugs. Overall it seems to stay true to the H.P. Lovecraft inspired story, though gameplay might be much different from the original Alone in the Dark. Check it out, let us know what you think in the comments, if you dare.