Atari today shipped Alone in the Dark for the Xbox 360, Wii and PC, a years-in-the-making sequel for an arguably legendary franchise.
Alone in the Dark follows paranormal investigator Edward Carnby during one apocalyptic night in which he must fight to survive and uncover the Earth-shattering secret behind New York’s Central Park. Atari says the game promises “unprecedented environmental interaction” in addition to realistic fire physics, so we’re eager to see how it has all come together.
While the Xbox 360 version has (rightfully so) garnered most gamers’ attention, the other console versions (Wii and PS2) were developed by Hydravision Entertainment in parallel with the PC versions created by Eden Games for the Xbox 360 and PC, so the cinematic qualities should still be intact. The Wii version, of course, was specially adapted to make use of the motion-sensing capabilities of that console.
With a PS2, Wii and PC version all releasing alongside the Xbox 360 version, the failure of a PS3 version to ship today is both surprising and puzzling. However, Atari assures us that Alone in the Dark for PS3 is on track to ship “this fall.”