Alan Wake II Release Date

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The sequel to Remedy Entertainment’s classic thriller game Alan Wake finally has a release date, as announced during today’s PlayStation Showcase. Gamers will be able to get their hands on Alan Wake II, now leaping fully into the survival-horror genre, soon. Here’s what we know so far.

Alan Wake II is the sequel to 2010’s Alan Wake by Remedy Entertainment. The first game focused on the titular author who seemingly has the power to write things into reality. Alan Wake was confirmed to be a part of Remedy’s ever-expanding universe along with Control, which featured DLC that brought the two games together.

Alan Wake II Release Date

Alan Wake II received a new gameplay trailer during the PlayStation Showcase, featuring Wake and a new FBI agent character named Saga Anderson facing off against what appear to be cultists as well as otherworldly entities. Eage-eyed fans might also be able to spot Sam Lake, the mastermind (and face) behind Max Payne, Control and Alan Wake. The trailer also revealed the crucial information that the game is coming on October 17 2023.

According to the game’s Epic Games Store listing, the game features heavy horror and mystery elements along with Remedy’s signature complex storyline:

"A string of ritualistic murders threatens Bright Falls, a small-town community surrounded by Pacific Northwest wilderness. Saga Anderson, an accomplished FBI agent with a reputation for solving impossible cases arrives to investigate the murders. Anderson’s case spirals into a nightmare when she discovers pages of a horror story that starts to come true around her.Alan Wake, a lost writer trapped in a nightmare beyond our world, writes a dark story in an attempt to shape the reality around him and escape his prison. With a dark horror hunting him, Wake is trying to retain his sanity and beat the devil at his own game.Anderson and Wake are two heroes on two desperate journeys in two separate realities, connected at heart in ways neither of them can understand: reflecting each other, echoing each other, and affecting the worlds around them."

Alan Wake II looks scary and fun, and will likely add to Remedy’s game canon in new and surprising ways, perhaps even setting up a new entry in the Control series.