Treatment Leisure has confirmed that Alan Wake 2 shall be coming to PC and consoles this October, and with a brand new trailer, lately provided a primary have a look at its gameplay. In an official FAQ printed shortly afterward, the developer has additionally provided new particulars on the survival horror sequel’s story.
Because the current trailer recommended, Alan Wake 2 will characteristic two playable protagonists. The titular, tortured author is, in fact, coming again, and can discover himself “trapped in a nightmare jail past our world” the place he “writes a darkish story to form actuality in a determined bid to flee.”
“Hunted by an insatiable horror, Wake struggles to retain his sanity and beat the satan at his personal recreation,” Treatment says.
Wake shall be joined by a second protagonist- FBI agent Saga Anderson, a profiler “with a popularity for fixing unsolvable instances” who arrives in Vivid Falls amidst her investigation of “a string of ritualistic murders.” Curiously sufficient, throughout the investigation, she discovers the pages of a horror novel that, creepily sufficient, begins to return true.
As you may think, the paths of the 2 protagonists will intersect in some fascinating methods. Treatment says: “Anderson and Wake, two heroes on two determined journeys. Two separate realities linked in methods neither of them can perceive. Echoes turn into reflections. Reflections that may attain out to one another. Trapped in a horror story the place there are solely victims and monsters, can they escape to be the heroes they have to be?”
The developer has additionally stated that although Alan Wake 2 clearly serves as a sequel, it should nonetheless be a standalone expertise. “Newcomers can benefit from the thrill-ride with no previous data of the earlier recreation. For the returning followers there are tons of lore and connections to be found,” Treatment writes.
Equally, although there shall be some ties to the Treatment Linked Universe, it gained’t be required studying. On the subject of whether or not or not gamers might want to play Management or its AWE enlargement to grasp Alan Wake 2’s story, the studio says, “No, you don’t. Nonetheless, for followers who’re into the universe of Alan Wake, it’s positively really helpful, however it’s fully optionally available.”
In a individually printed message, author and artistic director Sam Lake says, “We have now two very completely different worlds to discover, two parallel tales to observe, and two playable hero characters: Alan Wake, our tortured author in fact, but in addition a brand new Treatment hero, FBI Agent Saga Anderson, a profiler with a popularity for fixing unattainable instances with uncanny leaps of logic. I’m excited and keen so that you can get to know Saga. Our two heroes are very completely different from one another but linked in a number of surprising methods. They’re each vital components of this story and expertise. Saga is a newcomer in terms of the supernatural lore in Alan Wake’s world, and thus an ideal point-of-view character to steer new gamers into the Treatment universe, but in addition provides a lot depth for returning followers into this new thriller.”
Treatment has additionally confirmed that Alan Wake 2 will get two paid expansions following its launch, along with free updates.
Alan Wake 2 is due out on October 17 for PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, and PC. It will likely be a digital-only launch.