Here’s a blast from the past for you. Prolific leaker The Snitch has dropped a tantalizing tease for the return of the beloved but long dormant Alone in the Dark franchise. The still anonymous leaker who always seems to have the ability to tease a big reveal just before it becomes public has done it again, with a very on-the-nose tease for those who know the Alone In The Dark franchise. The leaker simply tweeted a single phrase iconic to the franchise.
Though the Snitch has been quiet for a little while, he’s been consistently busy in the past revealing the existence of many new titles including Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII‘s remaster, the World Cup’s addition to FIFA 23, the return of Pacman, Persona 3/4/5‘s reveal for Xbox, and much more.
This week he’s dropped his most recent tease, one for the return of Alone in the Dark by tweeting “Being afraid of the dark is what keeps most of us alive.” This is a direct quote from the 2005 Alone in the Dark film based upon the classic survival horror games. It has set the gaming world aflutter with its potential, and given the resurgence in survival horror in recent years, the genre is alive and well. From the upswing in quality and popularity in Resident Evil, Dead Space‘s remake, Alan Wake II being announced and returning as a survival horror game, as well as numerous indie contributions, the future is looking spooky.
THQ Nordic acquired the rights to the franchise from Atari SA in 2018, with THQ Nordic itself being a subsidiary of the Embracer Group, setting the stage for a potential reboot of the franchise. How well the traits of the franchise, which was last seen in video game form in 2008 with a relatively underwhelming showing, translate to the modern-day survival horror scene remains to be seen.
The Snitch hasn’t failed us yet–they’ve only missed the mark of the God Of War release date reveal by a matter of days, and otherwise their record is squeaky clean. Take all of this with a grain of salt, but embrace the fun. With a THQ stream coming in hours–something that they scheduled back in April, for what it’s worth–this could be one of those cats that have gotten out of the bag a little early.
Cross your fingers and get yourself a new pair of pants, because if this is in fact the return of the iconic horror franchise, you might need a few pairs in order to get through it.