Alan Wake 2‘s story is so big that it’s apparently a “monster.” That’s according to Remedy Entertainment’s Creative Director Sam Lake, who also teased a “stellar” cast on Twitter. We haven’t heard much of Alan Wake 2 since its official announcement after a series of rumors. Remedy previously planned to showcase the game this summer but cancelled plans to allow its team to focus on development rather than creating demos.
Understanding Alan Wake 2’s story won’t require knowledge of the original
Shoots ongoing with our stellar cast of actors. We’ve written a ton of pages with @yourpalclay, more than ever, I think (this story is a monster). More to come still after a short summer break from this dark place called the writers’ room. #amwriting @remedygames @alanwake pic.twitter.com/mR51xtUkBe
— Sam Lake (@SamLakeRMD) July 8, 2022
Remedy has previously said that Alan Wake 2 won’t require prior knowledge of the series. However, it will “add to the backstory” of the original game. In response to the tweet above, writer Clay Murphy murphy joked that the “keytar method of writing” has helped in handling the sequel’s ambitious story.
— Clay Murphy (@yourpalclay) July 8, 2022
Unlike the original, Alan Wake 2 will be Remedy’s first attempt at a survival horror game. Remedy calls it a “deep, layered mystery” that gives the studio an opportunity to “truly connect the gameplay and the story.”
Alan Wake 2 doesn’t have a release date but it’s expected to release sometime in 2023 for the PS5 among other platforms. Plans for a summer showcase may have been cancelled but the game might make an appearance at later events like The Game Awards.
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