Alan Wake 2 delayed, but only by 10 days

Alan Wake 2 has been delayed, but thankfully only by ten days. This means that instead of 17th October, the Alan Wake 2 release date is now 27th October.

In the announcement tweet, the Alan Wake 2 team at Remedy said, “October is an amazing month for game launches and we hope this date shift gives more space for everyone to enjoy their favorite games,” before teasing some new trailer or news that is due during Gamescom 2023 next week.

As always, October and November are absolutely packed with releases, and developers and publishers are always keen to try and carve out their own little space within that. Assassin’s Creed Mirage has come forward by a week, in a recent shift to earlier in the month, but Alan Wake 2’s slight delay makes a bit of sense as it brings the game closer to Halloween, but also gets a smidgeon of separation from other major game releases.

Here’s the lay of the release schedule land:

  • The Lamplighters League – 3rd October
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage – 5th October
  • Forza Motorsport – 10th October
  • Lords of the Fallen – 13th October
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 – 20th October
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder – 20th October
  • Alone in the Dark – 25th October
  • Alan Wake 2 – 27th October
  • Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name – 9th November
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – 10th November

A long-awaited and much requested sequel, Alan Wake 2 will be a full survival horror game, shifting the game’s story, atmosphere, pacing and gameplay to match. There will be daytime scenes still, where you’ll meet quirky characters and have moments of lightness, but when things get dark and scary, brace yourself for getting spooked. Importantly, they note that it should still be enjoyable for those that want more of the story.

Alan will not be the only playable character in the game. Joining him is FBI Agent Saga Anderson, a profiler who has a knack for solving the impossible cases. This is her first step into the supernatural, but Alan is an old hand at it by this point with a harrowing past. You will be free to switch between the characters when you like, so you could play all the way through as Saga and not play as Alan as well.

Their paths will become intertwined in Bright Falls, a small town in the Pacific Northwest, with Anderson on the trail of some ritualistic murders in the area, with things somehow leading to Alan Wake, who went missing some 13 years ago. After a certain point you’ll be able to play through either of their stories in the order of your choice, with echoing and foreshadowing between. They duo will discover pages of a horror story written by a certain writer and that story start to become true.

Alan Wake 2 is coming to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on 27th October.

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