Remedy has introduced a full remaster of its cult basic Alan Wake, resulting from arrive this fall on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC (through Epic Games Store). Perhaps extra excitingly, it opens the door greater than ever for Alan Wake 2 to return down the line.
After a leak last week, Remedy and writer Epic introduced that Alan Wake Remastered would include each of the recreation’s expansions, permit for 4K decision, and can embody a new commentary from artistic director Sam Lake. No official launch date has been introduced, however the earlier retailer leaks have pointed to October 5.
Lake himself wrote about the remaster on Alan Wake/Remedy fansite The Sudden Stop, starting his letter by writing “that is for you”. He confirmed that the recreation was nearly full, and that it’s “the unique expertise you fell in love with all these years in the past. We didn’t wish to change that. But the visuals throughout, together with the character mannequin of Alan Wake himself and the cinematics, have been up to date and improved with some alternative next-generation upgrades.”
The announcement of the remaster will undoubtedly see followers getting enthusiastic about a long-awaited sequel. When Remedy partnered with Epic Games, the developer was stated to be working on two games from the franchise – one was a “AAA multi-platform recreation”, and the different a “smaller-scale mission”. It feels very probably that Alan Wake Remastered is the smaller mission, leaving a full Alan Wake 2 extra doable than ever.
Despite troubles with the first recreation – it was designed as an open world recreation however needed to be drastically altered resulting from manufacturing difficulties – Remedy has made no secret of wanting to return to Alan Wake’s world. It’s started work on the sequel before, however by no means been capable of attain the end line. However, after folding Alan Wake into the world of Control, it appears Remedy has massive plans for its personal interconnected universe of video games – and Alan Wake 2 feels very very similar to it may very well be a a part of that.
Alan Wake initially arrived in 2010, and instructed the story of an creator on the search of his lacking spouse, slowly discovering that a horror story he wrote is coming true round him. This remaster marks the first time the cult basic has ever been launched on PlayStation.
We awarded the unique launch a 9/10 review, saying it did “a nice job of blending parts of written work, tv, and video video games to create an expertise stuffed with scares, laughs, and thrills that is simply as enjoyable to play as it’s to observe.”