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When is Alan Wake 2 Coming Out?

When is Alan Wake 2 coming out?
When is Alan Wake 2 coming out? / Photo courtesy of Remedy Entertainment

When is Alan Wake 2 coming out? The long-gestating sequel from Remedy Entertainment was announced at The Game Awards Thursday night, and fans of the original — a certified cult classic in gaming — are already clamoring for more info about the game. Here's what we know about when Alan Wake 2 will creep its way to consoles and PC.

When is Alan Wake 2 Coming Out?

In the brief teaser played at The Game Awards, protagonist Alan Wake is shown standing in a few different environments: a spooky forest, a New York City street, a street in what could be Bright Falls (the isolated Washington town that served as setting for the first Alan Wake game) and a second, unknown city.

The teaser closed by revealing a release window: 2023. Release platforms have yet to be announced. Epic Games will publish.

"Whereas the first Alan Wake had horror elements in it, it was an action game," reads a PlayStation Blog post by Remedy creative director Sam Lake. "Alan Wake 2 is Remedy's first survival horror game. Our take on the genre. Our opportunity to truly connect the gameplay and the story. It is a deep, layered mystery."

Lake said he and a small core team at Remedy had been working on Alan Wake 2 since the first game's release in 2010. That game left Wake in the "supernatural nightmare dimension of the Dark Place," and this new game will see him on a "hard journey." What exact form that journey will take remains to be seen.