Alan Wake 2 announced as Remedy’s first survival horror, coming 2023

Alan Wake 2 announced as Remedy’s first survival horror, coming 2023
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Remedy Entertainment has announced that it’s working on Alan Wake 2, a sequel to supernatural adventure Alan Wake, which it intends to launch in 2023.

The news was revealed during last night’s The Game Awards ceremony. There, Remedy head honcho Sam Lake treated us to a scene-setting teaser and some initial info. Of course, Alan himself will be returning, and we’ll be diving into his nightmares which seem to have gotten even creepier than the last game.

Perhaps most intriguingly, developer Remedy refers to the game as “our very first dive into the survival horror genre”. While the previous game had scary elements, Lake called that entry an action game. Conversely, it seems, this sequel will lean full-on into the survival horror aspects. In addition we’re also told that, following this announcement, Remedy are going to go dark again. We won’t hear anything for a little while then, but we’ll get our next peek at the game this Summer.

An Alan Wake sequel has been rumoured to be in the works for a little while. While the company said it wanted to work on one back in 2019, it’d be April this year before our first murmurings would surface. Publishing rights for the sequel were apparently in something of a bidding war, which was won by Epic Games Publishing.

For now, we’ll have to make do with the teaser trailer, which you can see for yourself down below. Alan Wake 2 is currently in development for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC.