Alone in the Dark acquired by THQ Nordic

Alone in the Dark acquired by THQ Nordic
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Pioneering survival horror franchise Alone in the Dark is the latest property to be hoovered up by THQ Nordic, the publisher has announced.

The company acquired the rights to the long-running series from Atari Europe SAS, alongside real-time strategy outing Act of War. Both franchises join the likes of TimeSplitters, Second Sight, and Kingdoms of Amalur under the THQ Nordic umbrella.

Alone in the Dark debuted in the early 90s and gave birth to what we now refer to as survival horror, although Capcom's Resident Evil is often credited for bringing the genre mainstream attention.

The series has changed development studios numerous times over the years, having initially been produced by Infogrames before shifting to Darkworks and Eden Games, the latter working on 2008's Alone in the Dark for PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360.

Act of War meanwhile came out in 2005 for the PC, and features a story penned by retired US Air Force captain and bestselling author, Dale Brown.