Alone in the Dark: Illumination is the coming in the spring and Atari announced today that anyone pre-ordering the game on Steam will get access the private beta starting January 29th. Alone in the Dark: Illumination is the sixth installment in the long running survive-em-up series and the first to offer cooperative multiplayer. Here’s what the official PR blurb has to say on the new game:
Alone in the Dark: Illumination features several campaigns with multiple levels that take players through the blasted landscape of Lorwich, Virginia, and deep below ground to unearth the mysteries of the forsaken township. Players fight off hordes of eldritch nightmares while using the power of illumination to light up maps and create safe zones to damage foes. This latest installment of the Alone in the Dark franchise also includes a cooperative multiplayer option that allows gamers to battle The Darkness together with four distinct heroes – the Hunter, the Witch, the Priest and the Engineer, each of them leveling up their different skills.
Let’s take a look at her in action shall we?
Atari CEO Fred Chesnais had this to say in the official looking email announcement: “Alone in the Dark has a passionate following of players who have kept up with the series since the original 1992 release. By introducing cooperative multiplayer, this new game engages the nostalgic fan-base and introduces a new generation of PC gamers to the franchise. We have a long-term plan for Alone in the Dark and there will be much more to come.”
You can pick up your pre-order copy on Steam now for £22.99 and be one of the first to play the first environment “the menacing Coal Mine” in the closed Beta from tomorrow.