Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming psychological action game, Alan Wake 2, which all survival horror game fans have been waiting for a long time and get to know its release date.
Moreover, we at Benettonplay have also got some juicy insights into what new stories and gameplay features players should look forward to experiencing in this sequel.
Come, let’s dive right into the details.
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When was Alan Wake 2 announced?
Remedy Entertainment first announced the latest entry in the much-appreciated Alan Wake universe by showcasing its announcement trailer during the Game Awards held in 2021.
Here, take a look at the announcement trailer:
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Alan Wake 2 release date?
As for the release date of the game, the game will be released on 17th October 2023, 13 years after the original title was released, but right on time to make our Halloweens even spookier.
The story setting of Alan Wake 2 sparingly picks up from where the first game ended, with Alan Wake banishing himself with an evil dark presence to another dark realm known as the Dark Place.
Now, 13 years after the famous writer went missing at the end of the original game, mysterious ritualized murders have begun happening in Bright Falls once again.
FBI agent Saga Anderson is sent in to investigate, unknown to the fact that she will soon be stuck in the middle of a horror story herself, a story written by none other than the troubled writer himself to escape his decade-long captivity.
Take a look at the gameplay reveal trailer to get a better understanding of the story of the game.
In terms of gameplay, Alan Wake 2 looks to follow its predecessor by being a similar third-person, action-adventure game, but this time around, as mentioned by Remedy Entertainment themselves, the psychological horror elements, which were previously a tiny part of the story and were sprinkled sparingly throughout its gameplay, will now be taking center stage and will have a more prominent effect on the theme of the game.
Gameplay features returning from the original title like the regularly used flashlight, which can again be ‘focused’ on enemies to deal more damage, a wide variety of weapons to choose from to adapt to your playstyle and manuscripts, which players will have to once again search for in the environment around them.
Unlike the original game, apart from controlling the central character Alan Wake, players will now have the opportunity to play as a secondary character in the form of FBI agent Saga Anderson.
When playing as Saga, players can access specific unique systems only available to them, like pausing the game anywhere to enter a place called ‘Mind Space,’ where players can get a visual representation of their thoughts.
Additionally, the ‘Mind Space’ will not only act as a ‘safe haven’ for Saga to take a breath from all the action and connect the dots to help her solve the mystery, but it will also help her in profiling the details of the characters she will discover during the game, to find various clues to assist with her investigation.
For players who haven’t played the first part, there is no need not worry, as according to Alan Wake’s Official Website’s FAQs, the game is indeed a sequel to the 2010 game, but it is set up as a standalone experience, to enable new players to enjoy the thrills of the game without having any prior knowledge of the first game.
To get a better idea of what the psychological survival horror game has in store for us, here’s a peek into what the gameplay will look like as shown during the Gamescom 2023 Day 1 live event:
What platforms will Alan Wake 2 be available on?
Alan Wake 2 will be available to play on popular platforms like PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows (PC)
For PC users, as of right now, Alan Wake 2 will be an Epic Game Store exclusive title and we do not have any official news on when it will be available on Steam. Click here to pre-order it today.
Alan Wake 2 will not be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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So that’s it, gamers. These are the details we have for you today regarding the second part of the Alan Wake series. We’ll be sure to update this article as and when we have any newer things to share with you regarding the points mentioned above.
In the meantime, however, if you’re someone who likes to go into sequels by doing a little homework around the game, you can always go and check out the first part, Alan Wake, to perhaps experience what it feels to step into the shoes of a troubled crime fiction author suffering from writer’s block.
If you prefer a little more action, you can also check out the follow-up, standalone spin-off game Alan Wake: American Nightmare, released two years after the original title came out. In this game, players have access to more varieties of weapons to fight creepier enemies and more game modes too.