Alan Wake 2 is Launching October 17


Alan Wake 2

By: Jason Siu


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Alan Wake 2's release date has been announced

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The long awaited sequel to Alan Wake finally has a release date: October 17, 2023. It was announced during today’s PlayStation Showcase along with a new gameplay reveal trailer that introduces co-leading protagonist, Saga Anderson (played by Melanie Liburd). Anderson is an accomplished FBI agent who has a reputation for solving impossible cases. She arrives to investigate murders in the small community of Bright Falls in the Pacific Northwest. But her case spirals into a nightmare after she discovers pages of a horror story that starts to come true. Anderson begins to question how it may be connected to missing writer Alan Wake.

The sequel will push players into a psychological horror story from the perspective of two playable characters. It’s being built on Remedy Entertainment’s proprietary Northlight engine and not Unreal Engine 5, which is what some media outlets are presuming due to the Epic Games Store exclusivity at launch.

“Alan Wake 2 is a deep, layered story with surprises buried inside it, waiting to be discovered,” said Sam Lake, creative director and lead writer of Alan Wake 2. “I keep catching myself smiling when I think about the absolutely insane sequences we have dreamed up for the game. I’m amazed no one has stopped us along the way.”

Alan Wake 2 is set to be released on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the Epic Games Store.

Alan Wake 2 Gameplay Reveal Trailer

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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