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Atari's bringing back Haunted House and Alone in the Dark this fall

Atari is tapping its back catalog for two new "re-imagined" horror games based on Haunted House and Alone in the Dark, the company announced today. Both are coming to PC this fall.

The new Haunted House — the fourth game to be published by Atari under that name — is in development at Italian studio Dreampainters, creators of PC horror game Anna. Dreampainters announced last year it was developing a follow-up to Anna called White Heaven, which is set in the same universe. White Heaven was originally planned for release in early 2014, but the studio hasn't provided update on the horror adventure since May. Dreampainters founder Allesandro Monopoli said earlier this year that his studio was working on a "total reboot" of an older property from a major publisher.

Atari released the original Haunted House in 1982 for Atari 2600. A new game bearing that name was released for Windows PC, Wii and Xbox 360 in 2010. Earlier this year, mobile developer Kung Fu Factory released another Haunted House — a cartoonish side-scrolling platformer — for iOS.

Alone in the Dark: Illumination, Atari's other horror brand revitalization, is in development at Pure, according to its teaser website. The original Alone in the Dark was released in 1992 by Atari owner Infogrames. The most recent entry was released under the same name in 2008 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows PC and Xbox 360.

Atari says it will show the new Haunted House and Alone in the Dark: Illumination at PAX Prime later this month. Atari announced last week that it will release RollerCoaster Tycoon World for PC in 2015.

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