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Alone in the Dark: Illumination lights up the PC

The latest game in the long-runnign Alone in the Dark series is now available for purchase on Steam.

Did someone say ‘Eldritch Horrors’? Yeah that looks like Alone in the Dark alright; it even has a Carnby in it! Ted Carnby to be exact. The latest member of the Carnby family to take on the undead and lurking terrors isn’t alone though, as he’s brought his team of paranormal investigators (and eliminators) along for the ride.

The game’s big hook this time around is the ‘illumination’ mechanic, which tasks gamers with using environmental light sources to light up and then beat down enemies. Atari promises that there’ll be plenty of puzzles in the game that’ll take advantage of the lighting too, so you’ll have to get crafty in Illumination.

Touting four classes and characters right off the bat, Illumination will give you even more investigators to unlock as you play. You can play as the “heavy weapon-wielding Hunter, the lightning-manipulating Witch, the divinely-empowered Priest, and the mechanically-inclined Engineer” immediately in both single player and multiplay.

As you play through the campaign, more and more heroes will become available to you, and when they do, you’ll be able to take them into battle with friends or Alone…

Alone in the Dark: Illumination combines mechanics from the survival, action, and horror genres to put a modern twist on the classic series,” said Todd Shallbetter, Chief Operating Officer, Atari. “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.”

Sound good and creepy? Alone in the Dark: Illumination is available right now on Steam for the PC, and will cost you $29.99 USD, at a cool 14% off the usual asking price, till the 22nd. After that, you’ll be paying full price for your scares.


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  1. I don’t know about everyone else but this looks alright enough!

  2. I think so too. It certainly wasn’t on my radar, but it looks good!

  3. Someone who agrees! Cheers!

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