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Man vs Chair

The new Alone in the Dark game was announced a couple of years back now, and it's remained something of a mystery since - it's managed to carry almost the same air of quiet potential that Alan Wake has, in fact. With it creeping towards release at last though, here's an (ugh) 'gameplay' trailer, which gets across some of the intended atmosphere, but still doesn't give much away.

Bizarrely, it largely consists of a man attacking furniture with a variety of weaponry, seemingly without provocation. Perhaps the chairs are possessed by sinister otherwordly forces. "Alone in the Dark 5: Dawn of the Demon-o-Tables." Or "Alone With the Bark", perhaps. Whatever the true purpose of this wanton domestic destruction, it certainly demonstrates an impressive degree of environmental interaction. There's also a fair bit of pyromania, and some glimpses of various spooky beasties towards the end of the video, but no clear sense of whether this reimagining of the classic action-adventure is primarily shooty fun, Tomb Raidersome puzzle-solving, a mess of quick-time events, or just one long anti-Ikea tirade.

Witness returning AITD hero Edward Carnaby in the midst of wood-rage after the jump.

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