Alan Wake II simply bought a launch date, confirming a tip from earlier this week that steered a fall/ autumn window. Throughout the PlayStation Showcase occasion, held early Thursday, developer Treatment Leisure confirmed that the sequel to the supernatural horror sport will probably be out on October 17, throughout PC, PS5, and Xbox Sequence S/X. New protagonist FBI Agent Saga Anderson shares the stage with our titular hero on this sequel, which additionally diverts its style in direction of survival horror. The studio additionally dropped a gameplay trailer for a similar, which seems fairly paying homage to the current Resident Evil remakes — that is a optimistic.
The Alan Wake 2 trailer opens with a voiceover from Wake, who seems to be trapped contained in the echoing abyss that’s the Darkish Place. “I’m trapped here… in this nightmare,” he says, as we see flashing glimpses of some bald man getting tied down and feasted upon by masked cultists in a forest. “I write to escape. Every word is a step forward into darkness.” The writing appears fairly monologue-heavy and fragmented, which has to do with the sport’s structuring. With the inclusion of the brand new protagonist, gamers can play both Wake or Anderson’s respective tales in any order they need. Their journeys are intertwined, however every lead towards separate disturbing pathways to unfurl the thriller surrounding a collection of ritualistic murders that threaten Shiny Falls — sure, that is the identical location as the unique Alan Wake.
On the official website, artistic director Sam Lake said that enjoying as FBI agent Anderson is the ‘excellent point-of-view’ for newcomers to the franchise, inviting gamers into Alan Wake’s supernatural world. “It’s important to us that Alan Wake 2 works as a stand-alone experience but also has a ton of connections for our fans to find,” he writes. The sequel kicks off with Anderson uncovering pages of a horror story, seemingly written by Wake himself, albeit the occasions described in it appear to have performed out precisely on this realm. It is described that the sufferer was one in all Anderson’s colleagues FBI Particular Agent Robert Nightingale, who was seemingly chasing after a author (presumably Wake), earlier than his eventual homicide. Tagging alongside for the case is agent Casey, performed by the sport’s author Sam Lake himself.
“We were all trapped in a horror story,” Wake continues writing. “The horror story wanted us dead.” We then reduce to some uncooked gameplay footage of Anderson approaching a dilapidated basic retailer with a gun in hand, counting on an over-the-shoulder perspective much like Resident Evil 4. As she continues investigating the indoors, a masked cultist wielding an axe breaks by means of the wall and proceeds to assault her. Fight appears to largely revolve round gunplay with no shows of melee fight, which begs the query of ammo conservation. In a associated PlayStation blog post, it’s revealed that Anderson’s story will play out throughout three hubs: the city of Shiny Falls, the dense forest surrounding Cauldron Lake, and the run-down city of Watery. The final one appears to be adorned in cool neon lighting. In the meantime, Wake’s story is about throughout the Darkish Place, which is described as a ‘shifting, looping actuality.’
The sport’s FAQ page confirmed that Alan Wake 2 wouldn’t have a bodily CD launch, with Treatment attributing the explanations to a ‘giant quantity’ of individuals having shifted to digital-only codecs. “Secondly, not releasing a disc helps keep the price of the game at $59.99 / €59.99 and the PC version at $49.99 / €49.99. Finally, we did not want to ship a disc product and have it require a download for the game — we do not think this would make for a great experience either,” the web page reads.
Alan Wake II releases October 17 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Sequence S/X. Pre-orders are actually dwell throughout all platforms.