Heart-Stopping Action Of ‘Alone In The Dark’ Comes To Wii And PlayStation 2
Atari’s Apocalyptic Action Blockbuster Coming to Five Platforms, Gameplay Uniquely Adapted to Wii Control System
LYON, FRANCE – 13 November 2007 – Atari today announced that its forthcoming apocalyptic action blockbuster Alone in the Dark will launch for Wii and Playstation®2 in addition to Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3, and Windows. Alone in the Dark will continue the legacy of innovation started by the first Alone in the Dark game with state-of-the-art technology driving a captivating and entertaining original gameplay experience.
Developed by Hydravision, Alone in the Dark for Wii and PS2 follows the same story as the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC version, where over the course of one apocalyptic night, hero Edward Carnby must uncover the earth-shattering secret hidden in New York’s iconic Central Park.
Hydravision has tackled the innovative and highly advanced technology driving Alone in the Dark on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC head-on, using the company’s wealth of experience and proven technology. The versions for Wii and PS2 have been developed in parallel specifically to take full advantage of each console’s capabilities. Both games push the hardware hard, incorporating many of the gameplay features found in the Xbox 360 version. On the Wii, the control system is specially adapted to make full use of the Remote and Nunchuck to manipulate objects in real-time, a key gameplay feature of Alone in the Dark, enhancing the player’s immersion in the experience.
“Realising the enormous ambition of Alone in the Dark is a huge technological challenge, which becomes even more demanding on Wii and PlayStation 2,” said Mathias Hautefort, Executive Vice President of publishing and production, Atari. “However, we’re certain players will be impressed with what Hydravision have achieved on the two consoles, not least with the Wii game which is perfectly adapted to the gameplay thanks to the console’s unique controllers.”
Designed in the spirit of blockbuster entertainment and inspired by the gripping style of contemporary TV dramas, Alone in the Dark delivers a new level of narrative intensity, packed with action, plot twists and nail-biting cliff-hangers. With a story written by Eden Games and scripted by New York Times best-selling writer Lorenzo Carcaterra, Alone in the Dark sees one of video gaming’s original innovators return to deliver an outstanding action gaming experience.