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Alone in the Dark writer named

Sleepers author steps in.

Atari has bagged none other than Lorenzo Carcaterra to write the script for Alone in the Dark.

The New York writer has enjoyed a celebrated career of 20 years, and is perhaps best known for his 1995 non-fiction work Sleepers. It rocketed Carcaterra to worldwide acclaim and has sold more than one million copies, inspiring a film remake starring Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro. It's a great film and an even better book. Seriously.

Alone in the Dark will follow the adventures of Edward Carnaby who one night discovers an earth-shattering secret behind Central Park. It's promised to be filled with the kind of plot twists, cliff-hangers and narrative intensity we expect these days. A bit like Diagnosis Murder, you might say.

The game surprised us a year ago when we saw it in action at last year's E3, but was far from complete. Pop over to our first impressions for a closer look.

Alone in the Dark is due for release on Xbox 360 and PC this November. A PlayStation 3 version will follow sometime after.

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