Alan Wake 2 lastly sheds some gentle on the titular character at Gamescom ONL 2023

Kath Santarin
3 Min Read

It appears like we already know rather a lot about Alan Wake 2: for the reason that sport was introduced, we’ve had a number of waves of stories beats concerning the highly-anticipated cult sequel. Again at Summer season Video games Fest, I managed to seize half an hour with two of the lead builders on the title, and we discovered that there’s going to be some fascinating Treatment/Max Payne historical past within the title, we’ll have some music to sit up for a la Management’s ‘ashtray maze’ and that the sport is the results of 4 different doomed makes an attempt at getting Alan again on our screens (and in our hearts).

However – with the current delay in thoughts – there’s nonetheless rather a lot we don’t know concerning the sport. There hasn’t been an terrible lot of gameplay from the title proven (we’ve largely simply received ‘vibes’ to go on in the mean time) and far of the writer’s foray again into actuality continues to be shrouded in thriller… till at this time.

At Gamescom Opening Night time Dwell – extra generally known as ONL – we noticed a brand new tease from the sport that lastly shone a lightweight (no pun intedned) on among the recently-obscured parts of the sport. For the primary time for the reason that advertising and marketing beats for the sport started, we get to focus extra on Alan and his (mis)adventures throughout the Darkish Place.

Try the trailer beneath. It’s price noting that developer Treatment has travelled rather more down the ‘survival horror’ route with this sport than its earlier titles. Count on extra scarce ammo, scares designed to make you welp, and a extra intense problem than earlier titles within the cult studio’s ouevre-to-date.

For a fast primer on Alan Wake 2, all it's good to know at a look is that Treatment’s long-awaited sequel will happen over a decade after the occasions of the primary sport. While a part of the story could have you controlling Alan Wake as he fights his metaphorical (and literal) demons, additionally, you will see the world by way of the eyes on one Saga Anderson – an FBI agent and good profiler who has been despatched to Vibrant Falls in an effort to examine some darkish, brutal, occult murders.

Alan Wake 2 launches on October 27 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence X/S, and PC platforms (so, excellent news, it’ll nonetheless be in your arms in time for Halloween).

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