Revealed at The Game Awards 2021, Remedy Entertainment have finally unveiled Alan Wake 2. As the long awaited sequel to the 2010 horror thriller, we see the titular character make a return to fight against the darkness, but it looks like he's in for a tougher fight.
Though details on the game are still light, Alan Wake 2 will release on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC sometime in 2023. In an interview with the PlayStation Blog, creative director Sam Lake explained that this game has been in the works for a long time, and that the time was right to return to the game.
"We have now announced Alan Wake 2. This is a monumental moment for us at Remedy. For me personally. Leading up to the announcement, our internal codename for the sequel has been Project Big Fish," said Lake in his post on the PlayStation Blog. "David Lynch has said: "Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper." Alan Wake 2 is our big fish. We are diving deeper than ever, into an ocean of darkness."
Though the trailer didn't quite cast a light on gameplay, it still served as a great mood piece. In the trailer, we see an older and disheveled Alan Wake face the darkness with a torch and some others tools. In the sequel, his fight against the darkness will be more more harrowing and dangerous. According to Lake, Alan Wake 2 will be Remedy's first Survival Horror experience, putting it in the same league of games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill.
There's still much more to learn about Alan Wake 2. Along with this reveal, we saw the announcement of Star Wars: Eclipse, a new Wonder Woman game, and our first look at gameplay for the Suicide Squad game.