A year-and-a-half after it was announced and six years since its predecessor's release, the new iteration of Alone In the Dark is finally showing some signs of life, with Atari bringing on author Lorenzo Carcaterra as a script writer for the game. If you're not so much with the reading, you might know him from his book Sleepers, the basis for the Brad Pitt film of the same name.

We're happy to see Atari taking such care with dialog in the episodic thriller, but we had hoped they were a bit farther along than this. Also, the best-selling author is nice and all, but were Elan Mastai, Michael Roesch and Peter Scheerer not available? And, yes, to answer your question. It took three guys.

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