When does Alan Wake 2 release? Platforms, Gameplay, Trailer

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One of the most anticipated and discussed horror titles for the past few years is Alan Wake 2. After the initial trailer announcement in 2021, the hype surrounding the game has skyrocketed due to regular updates from the developer and gossip made in Reddit forums. With only a couple of months left this year and a promised release in 2023, Remedy Games has finally announced a release date for Alan Wake 2 during the Summer Game Fest, along with some gameplay footage.

So, if you are a die-hard Alan Wake 2 fan and want to know more about release dates or gameplay details, read the below article until the end.

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What is the release date for Alan Wake 2?

The much-anticipated sequel, Alan Wake 2, is landing on our gaming consoles on October 27, 2023. This adrenaline-pumping adventure will be accessible on various platforms, giving everyone a fair chance to dive into the mystery-filled world of Alan Wake.

What platforms will Alan Wake 2 be on?

Alan Wake 2 will release on the following platforms:

  • PC
  • Xbox X/S
  • PlayStation 4 and 5

Surprisingly, Alan Wake 2 for PC will be exclusively sold on the Epic Store during its release, snubbing the mighty Steam platform. Starting today, you can pre-order Alan Wake 2 for $60 from the Epic Store.

Alan Wake 2 Gameplay Details

Unlike the first game, In Alan Wake 2, players can play in the shoes of two unique characters - Alan Wake and Saga Anderson. Alan Wake is the returning writer protagonist from the first installment who is still trying to avoid nightmares and change his fate. Sage Anderson is the new character in the series. Developers describe her as an intelligent cop known for solving murder mysteries in the Pacific West.

Studying past games in the genre, we can somewhat predict that the main arc of the game will revolve around the connection between both characters, their relationship, and their strange visions shown in the trailer. 

The other biggest surprise is that Alan Wake 2 will not stick with the classic Action genre fitted with horror elements that the first game employed. It will instead switch to a full-on Survival Horror game. Sam Lake, the creative director, said switching genres will really allow them to better align the gameplay with the story.

Related: A beginners guide to Alan Wake Remastered

Alan Wake 2 Gameplay Trailer

To get the latest glimpse of Alan Wake 2 gameplay, view the below trailer from Summer Game Fest.

Alan Wake 2 Pre-order content

Those willing to pre-order Alan Wake 2 will get a special treat, which includes the following content:

  • Ornate Revolver Skin for Alan
  • Survival Resources Pack for Saga
    • Rocket flare
    • First aid kit
    • Painkillers
    • Coffee mug charm: this charm is a one-time use item that saves Saga from a killing blow.

Alan Wake 2 Deluxe edition content

If you're a long-time Alan Wake 2 fan like me, you'll probably be looking to purchase Alan Wake 2 Deluxe Edition, which brings the following exclusive content:

  • Digital base game
  • Expansion Pass
  • Night Springs Expansion (additional story content)
  • Lake House Expansion (additional story content)
  • Nordic Shotgun Skin for Saga
  • Crimson Windbreaker for Saga
  • Celebrity Suit for Alan
  • Parliament Shotgun Skin for Alan
  • Lantern Charm for Saga (this item gives Saga an additional battery for the flashlight)

For more on Alan Wake 2, check out Alan Wake 2 story, explained – Characters, Setting, and what we know so far or Alan Wake 2 gameplay shines bright at Summer Game Fest right here on Pro Game Guides.

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