Beloved survival horror franchises like Resident Evil AND Useless house have loved notable reversals of fortune in recent times and THQ Nordic is hoping for it Alone at nighttime – one of many oldest survival horror franchises round – will reap comparable advantages from its impending revival with the forthcoming expanded reimagining of the unique sport within the collection.
With a third-person digital camera over his shoulder, Alone at nighttime it’ll clearly have quite a lot of similarities to its aforementioned (if superficial) friends, however as for its true model of horror, THQ Nordic affiliate producer Andreas Schmiedecker says the sport will differ from different trendy survival horror video games by focusing extra about psychological horror relatively than the “terror” features of the style, one thing that, in keeping with Schmeidecker, advantages considerably from having David Harbor and Jodie Comer play the sport’s two leads.
“As you recognize, Alone at nighttime it truly predates all different well-liked survival horror franchises and established many of the guidelines and traditions of the style,” Schmeidecker advised GamingBolt in a current interview when requested to attract comparisons with the likes of Resident Evil AND Useless house. “So we’re excited to carry it again – and we expect that rooting within the unique sport can be what makes our reimagining (our ‘love letter to the unique’) so fascinating and distinctive.
“And whereas many different video games go extra into the ‘terror’ facet of survival horror, we see ourselves extra within the psychological horror custom – and in that sense we’re fortunate to have David Harbor and Jodie Comer on board, whose fascinating performances will persuade all who’re right here to expertise the story.
Regardless of a distinct strategy to horror, nonetheless, Alone at nighttime it’ll, in fact, have some key issues in frequent with the classics of the style, from the essential mechanical loop to the third-person digital camera perspective.
“Mechanically, we retain the basic survival horror components of (scary) exploration, difficult puzzles, intense fight, and a deep story (in the perfect custom of silent Hill and earlier than Resident Evil video games) with the presentation of a recent third-person sport,” Schmeidecker stated. “This modernization goes hand-in-hand with, for instance, an over-the-shoulder digital camera and management scheme that has grow to be commonplace.”
Throughout the interview, Schmeidecker additionally confirmed this Alone at nighttime will characteristic a 60 FPS efficiency mode at launch. Learn extra about this right here.
Alone at nighttime launches October 25 for PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, and PC. Our full interview with Schmeidecker will likely be accessible quickly, so keep tuned for that.