Alan Wake 2 Won’t Be Shown This Summer; Alan Wake Remastered Coming to Switch

"Alan Wake" was released back in 2010 for the Xbox 360.
"Alan Wake" was released back in 2010 for the Xbox 360. Alan Wake

Alan Wake 2 is one of my most anticipated games. I was looking forward to seeing more about it this summer. But that’s not going to happen. Yesterday, Remedy Entertainment announced that they won't reveal anything substantial as previously promised.

This is Good news, Not a Bad One

This is not a sign of trouble. According to the developer, the game’s development is going smoothly and a big portion of it is already playable. However, the developer doesn't want to waste crucial development time creating a polished demo.

“We want to make sure we are creating the best possible experience. The best, first survival horror game for Remedy,” Sam Lake said in the development update video.

About the Sequel

Alan Wake 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed title, Alan Wake, released in 2010. The sequel was confirmed during The Game Awards 2021 with a release window of 2023. The game is slated for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC and will use Remedy's own Northlight Engine. The sequel will focus more on the horror element instead of action.

Alan Wake Remastered

It seems like Alan Wake is a very important IP to Remedy. The developer released a remastered of the original Alan Wake game in September 2021 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It was also made available on both PS4 and PS5 for the first time. As of right now, PC players can only purchase the remaster via Epic Games Store. A possible Steam release isn’t known at the time. Keep in mind that the remaster is NOT a free upgrade for existing owners.

Nintendo Switch Version

The developer also announced yesterday that the Alan Wake Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch. It will be available only in digital form and run natively. An actual release date hasn’t been provided, but we do know that it’s coming in late 2022.

So what do you think? Are you excited about Alan Wake 2? Have you played the original game or the remaster yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Join the Discussion
Top Stories