Alan Wake 2: Release date, platforms, gameplay, trailers, more

Joseph Pascoulis
alan wake in the alan wake 2 gameplay trailerRemedy Games

Alan Wake 2 is the official sequel to the beloved original which is set to take the survival horror genre by storm. Here’s everything you need to know about Alan Wake 2, including its release date, platforms, and more.

Alan Wake fans have been awaiting the sequel for over a decade, and despite the first game receiving a remaster for next-gen, players will be excited to hear that Alan Wake 2 is on the way.

Survival horror games are back in fashion, with The Callisto Protocol and the Resident Evil 4 remake receiving great receptions, so there’s really no better time for Alan Wake 2 to be announced.

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For those interested in the sequel, here’s all of the information you need to know about Alan Wake 2, including its official release date, platforms, and more.

Alan Wake 2 release date

Alan Wake 2 will be released on October 17, 2023, as revealed by the gameplay trailer during the PlayStation Showcase on May 24.

With this release date, players can pre-order Alan Wake 2 right now and receive some bonus content such as a Revolver skin and Survival Resources Pack for Saga.

Alan Wake 2 platforms

Alan Wake 2 will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC come October 17, 2023.

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Currently, it does not look like the game will be released on the previous generation of consoles, so for those on PS4 and Xbox One, you’ll have to wait until you upgrade to play Alan Wake 2.

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Alan Wake 2 story & gameplay details

Alan Wake 2’s story continues from the original and revolves around a “string of ritualistic murders” and “supernatural darkness” that haunts and corrupts the locals of a small town called “Bright Falls.”

Players will follow and control both FBI Agent Saga Anderson and horror writer Alan Wake as they attempt to “break free from the desolate horror story they’re trapped in.” The sequel will feature similar gameplay to the Alan Wake Remaster, using a flashlight to traverse through spooky, unsettling environments.

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For those who haven’t played the original, have no fear, as Remedy Games revealed that players can “easily dive into the sequel without any prior experience or knowledge of the game’s story.”

Alan Wake 2 trailers

Remedy Entertainment have revealed two trailers for Alan Wake 2 so far, a reveal and gameplay trailer.

In the reveal trailer, players got a cinematic teaser, providing players with a sneak peek at what’s to come.

During the PlayStation showcase on May 24, 2023, the devs revealed a gameplay trailer for Alan Wake 2, as well as the release date for the title.

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After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]