Alan Wake 2 is going to be made. In the upcoming sequel, which will come out in 2023 on new-generation consoles and PC, the main character, a writer, will return for a new kind of adventure that moves into a different genre. Alan Wake 2 is going to be a full-fledged survival horror game. We got our first look at it at the Game Awards in 2021. Wake’s return was hinted at in the dark, rainy announcement trailer. Later, Remedy’s creative director Sam Lake said that the company has been thinking about ideas for the sequel for close to 10 years.
There are still many things we don’t know about the game, and we’re sure to be in for some surprises. We can’t wait to learn more when it comes out in 2023. Here is everything we know about Alan Wake 2, including a closer look at its trailer, concept art, and more.
Alan Wake 2 Release Date
Remedy Entertainment, the company that made Alan Wake 2, has confirmed that the game will come out in 2023. The developer hasn’t said when the game will come out for sure yet, but he or she has promised to give regular updates in the coming months. Since the first Alan Wake game came out in 2010, Remedy won’t be in a hurry to release this long-awaited sequel.
This story is a monster. And monsters wear many faces.
The writer returns in Alan Wake 2.
Shed some light on the announcement trailer: https://t.co/OkfZnrWPqp
— Alan Wake (@alanwake) December 10, 2021
Platforms Alan Wake 2
So far, Alan Wake 2 will be available on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. Remedy has also said that Alan Wake 2 will be available on PC through the Epic Games Store. This is because the upcoming survival horror game is being published by Epic Games. Alan Wake 2 is not expected to come out on PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise given that it will come out in 2023 and use new-gen technology.
Alan Wake 2 Trailer
The Alan Wake 2 trailer just gives us a little taste of what the game will be like. There’s a grim-looking crime scene in a forest, a rainy shot of New York City and the made-up subway stop of Caldera Street, a flash to what could be Bright Falls, and our hero, who looks a lot like Bradley Cooper on a bad day, saying, “I’m the man!” “This is not the kind of story you want. You will die from reading this story. Monsters have many faces, and so does this story.” People who get scared easily should know there is a small scare where Alan’s pale, bloodied face looks like he just got a lump of coal in his stocking and wants to eat Santa as revenge.
Alan Wake 2 Concept Art
Remedy put up a video update to mark Alan Wake’s first birthday. Sam Lake, who is in charge of the creative side of the game, worked with Ilkka Villi and Matthew Porretta, who play Alan Wake and give him a voice and a body. The three talked about the upcoming sequel and showed off some new concept art during the update. “This process of making the sequel feels familiar in many ways, but it also feels very new and like we’re breaking new ground,” said Lake. It’s a new type of game, and we’re putting more emphasis on the scary parts while also digging deeper into the character [Alan Wake].”
“In this game, you get to know Alan Wake,” Porretta said. “You’re learning about who he is as a person. So he’s showing you more feeling.”
In the official anniversary blog post update, you can also see Villi in full mocap gear as Alan Wake.
Alan Wake 2 Gameplay
The first Alan Wake 2 gameplay was supposed to be shown off by Remedy in the summer of 2022, but the developer pushed the big reveal back to a date yet to be determined. What’s up? The studio would rather keep working on the main game than put more time and money into making a polished demo.
“Everything is going great with the making of Alan Wake 2. We are well into making the game, have a lot of content, and a lot of the game is already playable. But after talking about it for a few months, we at Remedy and our wonderful publisher Epic Games have decided that we won’t be showing anything big this summer “Creative Director Sam Lake says this.
“It takes a lot of work to make a good, polished demo or trailer. It could take several months of work that could be spent on development,” he said. “We feel like we’re making progress, and we want to make sure that the first survival horror game for Remedy is the best one possible. We don’t want to take the team’s attention away from that, so we’re going to keep working on making a great game experience. A demo and trailer will have to wait, though.”
Alan Wake 2 Story
Here’s what we know so far about Alan Wake’s return. Lake says that the game is “Remedy’s first survival horror game” and that it is a “deep, layered mystery.” The studio thinks the first game was more of an action game with horror parts.
At the end of the first game, Alan lets himself get stuck in a world called the “Dark Place” so that his wife could be freed. Alan learns more about the Dark Place’s logic and goals in the next DLC episodes, “The Signal” and “The Writer.” Eventually, he escapes by facing a version of himself called “Irrational Alan” and then writing a book called “Return.” Could that book be something Alan has to deal with in the next book? Remedy won’t say much about the specifics, but it sounds like the game will deal with some big ideas.
“Before the announcement, the sequel was known internally as Project Big Fish,” says Lake. “”Ideas are like fish,” said David Lynch. You can stay in shallow water if you want to catch small fish. But if you want the big ones, you have to go deeper. Our big fish is Alan Wake 2. We are going deeper than ever into an ocean of darkness.”
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Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.