Alan Wake 2 Gameplay Delayed, But Here’s Some New Artwork
After years of speculation and hype by fans, it’s hard to believe Alan Wake 2 is an official project underway by original developers, Remedy Entertainment. The action-focused, slow-burn mystery of the beloved original game is indeed primed for a follow-up, as revealed in a surprise showcase at last year’s The Game Awards ceremony. While the reveal was light on actual story or gameplay, more was teased to be shown off sometime in Summer 2022. However, this is now no longer the case.
As per a recent livestream commemorating the 12-year anniversary of Alan Wake, Remedy creative director and smirking face of Max Payne, Sam Lake, revealed that Summer 2022 would be entirely too early to show off the first Alan Wake 2 footage, apologizing to the series’ “wonderful” and “patient” fans for the premature announcement. Assuring that while “a great deal of the game is playable,” Lake ultimately believed the sequel would make a better impression if fans waited “a bit longer” for a proper showcase. Throughout the stream, several pieces of new concept art were shown, which can be viewed below.
As these images suggest, Alan Wake 2 looks to be headed in much more scary territory, with Sam Lake suggesting as much last year, memorably calling the project Remedy’s first-ever survival horror game. While not going too much into detail, Lake kept this idea in mind for the new livestream, confirming Alan Wake would be pushed ”through the wringer” as the protagonist explores the depths of himself in a way that “feels familiar,” but is also “fresh” and ‘breaks new ground’.
Chatting alongside, Ilkka Villi and Matthew Porretta, the respective face and voice of the titular character, Lake also dropped two other low-key announcements for the franchise. Firstly, the visual overhaul Alan Wake Remastered was confirmed to be coming to Nintendo Switch in an unconfirmed timeframe. Also, the rights to the long-developing Alan Wake TV show were confirmed to have been bought up by The Walking Dead home AMC, with Remedy said to be “collaborating” with the network on how to bring the project to life.
What do you think? Are you bummed that we won’t see Alan Wake 2 for a while, or are you fine with Remedy crafting a more polished first impression? What do you think of the team’s lower-key announcements? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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