It’s finally happened, Alan Wake 2 is officially in the works. After months of speculation, developer Remedy Entertainment has confirmed that an Alan Wake sequel will be released in 2023, with a revealing CGI trailer premiering at the Game Awards 2021.
But there is a twist. While its predecessor was an action game with horror elements (according to Remedy), Alan Wake 2 will be the developer’s first full-fledged survival horror title. According to the following Epic Game Store List, Alan Wake 2 will have an “intense atmosphere and a twisted, layered psychological storyline” – so expect things to be considerably scarier this time around.
Want to know more? Read on for everything we know so far about Alan Wake 2, including all the latest news and rumors.
Alan Wake 2: get straight to the point
- What is that? The sequel to the psychological thriller Alan Wake
- When can I play it? To be confirmed 2023
- What can I play on? PS5, Xbox Series X / S and PC (via Epic Game Store)
Alan Wake 2 release date and platforms
There’s still some time to wait before we can get our hands on the long-awaited sequel to Alan Wake. Remedy Entertainment has confirmed that Alan Wake 2 will be released in 2023, although an exact date has yet to be confirmed.
Remedy has also confirmed that Alan Wake 2 will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC (via Epic Game Store).
Alan Wake 2 Trailer
The announcement of the Game Awards 2021
Alan Wake 2 was officially announced at the 2021 Game Awards with a trailer lasting just under a minute. The CGI is as dark and ominous as you might expect, showing a crime scene with a bloodied body on an altar before cutting off at Alan standing on a road in ever-changing locations amid torrential downpours. “This story is about a monster,” says Alan. “And monsters have many faces.” It certainly seems like a shift to a more survival horror genre and we can’t wait to see how that unfolds. It’s an age limit, but you can watch the trailer here.
Alan Wake 2 news and rumors
Below, we’ve rounded up all of the latest Alan Wake 2 news and rumors. Details are a bit thin at the moment, but we’ll update this page as we learn more.
Crossover with control
Could Control’s AWE expansion hint at what we can expect from Alan Wake 2? It certainly sounds that way. In a PlayStation blog post, Creative Director of Remedy Entertainment, Sam Lake, hinted at the cross between Control and Alan Wake 2.
“With Control, our game of 2019, we created the Remedy connected universe, where Control and Alan Wake exist in the same universe,” Lake wrote in the blog post. “Control’s second expansion, AWE, creates a crossover event between the two games and hints at things to come.”
You don’t need to be playing Alan Wake to enjoy the sequel
According to Sam Lake, you don’t need to be playing the first Alan Wake or Alan Wake Remastered to play Alan Wake 2. In the PlayStation blog post Announcing the PS5 sequel, Lake said, “I also want to make it clear that playing our previous games is by no means required to fully experience Alan Wake 2, but for those who are interested it will add to the backstory of it. ”
Remedy likely won’t share more until “summer 2022”
Remedy Entertainment “will go dark for a while” if it develops the sequel, but the developer expects to share more in “Summer 2022”.
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