Alan Wake’s first game was something of a cult hit: not that it sold massive numbers of copies, but its spooky story about a horror novelist hunted by monsters he might have created resonated with many who played it. Now, after remastering the game for modern hardware, developer Remedy is working on a full-fledged sequel – find out all the details below. For more information on upcoming games, check out our lists for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S .
Alan Wake 2 Trailer
We saw the first and only preview of Alan Wake 2 in 2021, during The Game Awards gala. It’s a brief, spooky look at Alan’s new design, and indicates that we can expect the game to go to some pretty scary places when it finally comes out.
Alan Wake 2 Release Date
The Alan Wake 2 teaser trailer confirms that the game will be released in 2023 , without specifying more. This was reiterated at the end of October 2022, when Remedy’s trade review mentioned the game as one still expected to be out in 2023. That means we can be relatively sure there won’t be an unexpected delay before it hits the air. sale. Still, we’ll also have to wait and see when Remedy sets a more precise release date, rather than a one-year window.
Alan Wake Platforms 2
The trailer may be short, but it has also given us very useful little details about the platforms the game is intended for. It has logos for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and the Epic Games Store on PC, so that seems to be the sum total of where it will appear. This means it joins the growing ranks of games skipping the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One generation, older hardware that would simply put a damper on Alan Wake 2’s visual prowess.
Story and gameplay of Alan Wake 2
The Alan Wake 2 trailer suggests that our tortured writer will still be going through some psychological struggle, with the darkness still looming over him like in the first game and its DLC. It also hints that Alan might be forced into some dark situations, with the ambiguity of whether he considers himself one of the “freaks” his voiceover mentions. We don’t know much more about the story, but Remedy established in its final expansion for the excellent Control that both games take place in the same universe. This could mean that we could expect some crossover (soft or obvious) between the stories of both games.
If Alan Wake 2 sticks to the formula of the first game in terms of gameplay, one would expect it to bring back the core mechanic of Alan managing batteries in a flashlight and trying to stay in well-lit areas to avoid monstrous presences and Taken enemies. We know that it will remain a third-person game, and also that several voice actors from the first game will be reprising their roles, which suggests that there will be moderate continuity. The game’s creator, Sam Lake, has also said that knowing the first game won’t be necessary. Remedy claims that Alan Wake 2 will be the scariest game they’ve ever made, which means some pretty spooky moments are in store for us.