Alan Wake 2 release date, platforms, trailer

By Nicholas James


Jun 11, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Alan Wake 2 is the much-anticipated sequel to the 2010 action horror release with the same name. Here are all of the details you need to know about the new paranormal shooter.

The Alan Wake games center around Alan Wake, a novelist cursed with what he writes becoming a twisted reality. In the first Alan Wake game, it followed him and his journey through the town of Bright Falls, Washington. This new game seems to center around him being trapped in a limbo dimension.

At the same time, he writes a mystery for his rescuers to solve. The new game will be a dual-narrative between Wake himself and FBI agent Anderson, who is in the real world pursuing the clues Wake lays down.

What is Alan Wake 2 about?

The Alan Wake sequel hasn’t had its full story details released just yet, but we can make some assumptions from what we’ve seen. In the trailers, protagonist Alan is trapped in a dark office. He’s writing into reality a dark scheme involving a cults, tattooed hearts, and more.

As best as fans can tell, Wake is trapped in some dark paranormal dimension. This is made more likely by the other playable character being FBI agent Anderson, who is investigating the clues that Wake seems to be writing into reality.

The current best theory is that Wake has somehow been trapped and is writing the events the FBI are investigating. Putting these dark events into reality seems to be how he’s leading his rescuers to him. We know that Anderson will eventually succeed, probably before the game is fully done. The developers have already shown a clip of her asking Alan his name.

Alan Wake 2 release date

Alan Wake 2 has had its release date announced as of PlayStation Showcase 2023. The game is currently slated for release on October 17, 2023. This means, barring any difficulties, that Alan Wake fans will have their hands on the game before the year is out.

Alan Wake 2 platforms

Alan Wake is currently slated to be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows as of October 17. No other platforms are currently planned to be supported by the horror action shooter.


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