LYON, FRANCE – 20 June 2008 – Atari today announced that the eagerly awaited action survival game Alone in the Dark for Xbox 360™ game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC, Wii and PlayStation®2 has launched and is available at retailers across Europe. The PLAYSTATION®3 version is scheduled for release in autumn 2008.
Developed by Eden Games, Alone in the Dark for Xbox 360 and PC marks a blistering return for the legendary franchise with startling innovations and wide screen cinematic presentation. The game follows paranormal investigator Edward Carnby as over the course of one apocalyptic night he must fight to survive and uncover the earth-shattering secret behind New York’s Central Park. With an exhilarating mix of challenging gameplay, intense storytelling in the style of a blockbuster TV series, unprecedented environmental interaction, realistic fire physics as a core gameplay element, and DVD chapter select feature which lets everyone reach the game’s climax, Alone in the Dark is set to change what players expect from video games.
“We set out to deliver an innovative, high quality game to the hands of players everywhere,” said David Nadal, Studio Head and Game Director, Eden Games. “Driven by our studio's passion and the desire to create something genuinely original, Alone in the Dark is a game that will change how you play, and reward you with an entertainment experience you won’t forget.”
The Wii and PS2 versions of Alone in the Dark were developed by Hydravision Entertainment in parallel with the Xbox 360 and PC games created by Eden Games. The PS2 game pushes the hardware to maximise the gameplay experience, while the Wii game has been specially adapted to make use of the unique controllers which perfectly suit the immersive gameplay that ranges from driving to real-time manipulation of objects.
In addition to the standard game, Xbox 360, PC and Wii Limited Editions will be available at launch from selected European retailers featuring exclusive items including hero figurine, art book and ‘making of’ documentary DVD.
Featuring a gripping story, design inspired by contemporary TV action dramas, and original gameplay based on real world rules physics, the action survival opus Alone in the Dark is in stores now across Europe for Xbox 360, PC, Wii and PlayStation 2, with the PLAYSTATION 3 version following later in 2008. For more information on Alone in the Dark visit www.CentralDark.com .
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