More than 13 years after Alan Wake’s release on seventh-generation consoles, Alan Wake 2 finally has its first gameplay reveal trailer, and it will be published by Epic Games.
Alan Wake II tells a double-narrative and layered mystery, with players taking on the role of both FBI agent Saga Anderson and Alan Wake, as the players return to Bright Falls which has fallen victim to a string of ritualistic murders, while Alan is trapped in a nightmare from beyond. How will these two stories intersect, and will their encounter lead them to becoming heroes, or something far worse?
Alan Wake 2 launches for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the Epic Games store on October 17.
▍Alan Wake 2 Gameplay Trailer
▍Alan Wake 2 Editions
The game will be available in both standard, and deluxe editions, with the standard game costing approximately USD$59.99 for consoles, and USD$49.99 for PC, the deluxe edition costs an additional USD$20.00 for any platform of your choice.
The Deluxe edition comes with the base game, an expansion pass with 2 new pieces of additional story content, the Night Springs expansion, and the Lake House expansion. It also comes with a Nordic Shotgun skin, a Crimson Windbreaker, and a Lantern Charm for Saga, while Alan gets a Celebrity Suit and Parliament Shotgun Skin.
Players that pre-order either edition can pick up an ornate revolver skin for alan, and a survival resources pack for Saga.
▍Alan Wake 2 Gameplay
Alan Wake 2 is a third-person survival-horror shooter where you take on the role of Alan Wake and Saga Anderson.
After the events of the first game, Alan is still trapped in his own living nightmare, writing a scenario to a story that will seemingly never end, trapping him in his own prison. In an attempt to escape, he writes another story while somehow connecting himself to the real world.
At the same time, FBI agent Saga Anderson comes to the town of bright falls, to search for her colleague Robert Nightingale, who went missing after the events of the first game.
Players will explore both realities as their stories converge on each other, with Alan exploring a new nightmarish world that looks similar to his home back in New York, and Anderson exploring the town of Bright Falls, which has succumbed to a string of ritualistic murders. As you explore both worlds, you’ll be taking on supernatural entities while using light as your weapon. Shine your flashlight against the darkness to weaken foes, or create powerful light sources to send them back to the darkness, lest you get overwhelmed.