Everything we know about Alan Wake 2

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Original Alan Wake is a game that went through quite a bit of troubled development before it was finally released. After several iterations and changes in scope and direction, the final product was initially a cult hit, but was not needed in the mass market – at least not initially. After two DLC episodes, a sequel was in the works to build on the first game and revive some elements that had to be pre-cut in order for it to ship, but it was ultimately not meant to be. The sequel was canceled and a smaller downloadable game, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, was issued instead.

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From then on, we didn’t hear from our intrepid writer until he showed up in a very unlikely place. Featured in the AWE expansion for a completely different game, Control, Allen was back in the picture. With the first game’s remaster catching everyone on its first appearance, now was the perfect time to announce that the long-awaited sequel was in development. So far, we’ve only got to go over the initial reveal trailer, as well as a few other hints here and there, but here’s everything we know about it. Alan Wake 2.

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release date

Forest crime scene.

We haven’t come out of the woods yet. alan wake 2 Still far from being completed, the release window has been slated for sometime in 2023. Considering the only trailer we have is entirely CGI, with no hint of gameplay, nothing is likely to happen before the end of 2023. Developer Remedy said there would be more to say in the summer of 2022, so we’ll keep you posted on the release window.



Trailer made it clear where we will be able to play alan wake 2, It will launch on the Epic Games Store for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, as well as PC.


The announcement trailer is brief, but it hides some interesting details. It opens at a taped-off crime scene in the woods that looks like the location of the first game. There is a dead body on a wooden or stone table, and a shadowy figure in the distance. Allen begins a monologue about the stories as the scene remains the same figure in the scene, on a city street, possibly in New York, on a rainy night.

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A road in Bright Falls, location once again warps the scene as the camera continues to snap Alan Wake Happened in, before going back to the city location. Allen finishes his monologue as the camera reveals that the figure we’re drawn to is actually Allen himself. He turns, holding a light, claiming that “this story will eat you alive.” As he turns and reveals his face, Allen whispers in the last line: “This story is a monster, and the monster wears many faces.” We’re treated to a flash of Alan’s face, cheeks, and blood-soaked teeth before the title drops.

Based on the conclusion, without getting too deep into spoilers or lore Alan Wake, That last face probably isn’t that of Alan, but that of his doppelganger, called Mr. Scratch, tormenting our writer, who trapped himself in the Dark Place under a lake (or is it an ocean?). . new game is also going to be posted Control DLC, where Allen made an appearance, although Remedy says that story is not necessary to understand the play alan wake 2,

The last hint we could tease from this teaser was a small detail in the moments that we see Bright Falls. When the streets are deserted, they are decorated for the annual deer festival celebrations. In Alan Wake, You tour the city as it is being prepared for the 68th Deer Fest, but in the trailer, the sign reads “Deer Fest 81”. It will set the sequel 13 years after the events of the first game, the same gap between the release of the first game and the sequel.


A sad bloody face.

While we haven’t seen a single frame of gameplay yet, Remedy creative director Sam Lake and team have talked about what we can expect. alan wake 2 To play like some short quotes. First off, the game is said to be the studio’s first true survival horror game. Original Alan Wake, As well as Control, Both had elements of horror, but didn’t lean completely into that genre. Control Pretty much one in particular was an action game. Alan Wake There was some light resource management with only your ammo and batteries, but the horror was more about exploring places and fighting horror-themed enemies than trying to be really scary. As Lake himself said: “The first game had elements of horror, but it was an action game … the story, the horror story, is at its core, and it’s a psychological, layered, deep mystery.”

In an interview, Lake said that “we are diving deeper into the ocean of darkness than ever before,” and that alan wake 2 It will be a “chilling experience with familiar psychological horror elements”. We also learned that the age rating would be raised to M, while the first game received a T rating. This could allow for far more freedom in how the team wants to capitalize on this new focus on horror.

We also learned through Lake’s Twitter that alan wake 2 The third person game will continue, as before and Control, It will also mark the return of both Ilca Wiley and Matthew Poretta who will bring Alan Wake to life himself. Light has always been a key component Alan Wake, Its DLC, spinoffs, and even an expansion to AWE Control, So we expect it to become a major mechanic once again. The fact that we see Alan holding a light in the trailer reinforces this.

In the first game, the light was a safe place from the primary enemies called The Taken, who were people, animals, and even objects that had been contaminated by darkness. Light was also needed to ignite the darkness protecting The Taken in order to be able to harm them with their normal weapons. assuming alan wake 2 Being billed as more a survival horror game than action, we suspect there will be some changes to this mechanic. Perhaps the light is a sign of a limited resource and safe places, but it can only be used to stun or evade enemies rather than opening them up to attack.

Until a new trailer or demo shows us what the game is really like, we can only craft fan fiction.


There’s no reason to even consider the inclusion of multiplayer alan wake 2, Not only was there no multiplayer in the first game, but hardly any pure survival horror game dares to bring more than one player into the game to create tension or disrupt the atmosphere. In addition, the solution is never Tits made a game in history that included multiplayer, closely related to the first two Max Payne games. While there is no reason why could not do expand in this area, alan wake 2 It looks like the last place the company will start experimenting with multiplayer.


A dark and rainy street.

Alan Wake And Control Both had very solid DLC episodes that carried the storylines after the main games, and we’d love to see that continue. of alan wake The DLC is also considered the best part of that original game, and Control’s DLC Strengthened the connection between the universes of both games. If alan wake 2 Following the same episodic structure as before, adding in DLC episodes would be an easy fit. Plus, if he’s not part of the main game, it would be a great place to flip the script a bit and do a DLC crossover with Jesse again. Control.

pre order

Alan Wake watching Grizzly in Alan Wake 2.

alan wake 2 At least, still only less than two years away. Setting up pre-orders now will be a little more curious, with nothing but a CGI trailer to show off the specials. As mentioned, Remedy plans to give us more alan wake 2 next summer. Whether it’s another trailer, blog post, or pre-order information, we’ll make sure to keep you up to date.

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