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Alan Wake II Gets New Trailer at Gamescom Opening Night Live: Alan Gameplay, Story Details, and More

JJ Rankin  |   Aug 23, 1:17 AM   |   6 min read

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Remedy Entertainment's horror survival game Alan Wake 2, which recently pushed back its release to October 27, just released a new trailer during the Gamescom Opening Night Live. While the game's Summer Game Fest trailer focused on the new co-protagonist, FBI agent Saga Anderson, the Gamescom trailer spotlights the writer protagonist Alan Wake and a new character named Mr Door


Wake seems to be trapped in 'the dark place,' the dream reality that has its source in Alan's mind. The 1:31-minute trailer weaves live-action scenes with in-game cinematics to establish the surreal dream world of the game. The trailer showcases some bizarre and macabre visual elements to perfect the horror factor; Wake's nightmarish mind takes him to some outlandish scenarios like an abandoned movie theatre, a subway and a celebrity talk show. 


The horror survival game which is a sequel to 2010's Alan Wake and takes place 13 years after the in-game events of Alan Wake and is set in the present day. It follows Wake as he once again attempts to escape the Dark Place and FBI agent Anderson, who arrives at Bright Falls to investigate a series of ritualistic murders — one of which includes former FBI agent Robert Nightingale.


Wake has to face different monsters and also his own alter ego. The trailer also shows additional footage of Saga Anderson navigating different levels.

Read More: Alan Wake 2 Release Delayed, Possibly To Avoid October Clash With Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Assassin's Creed Mirage


Alan Wake 2 Set To Have A Digital-Only Release



The game just pushed back its release date by 10 days, to get more breathing space in the choc-a-block fall calendar that lines up big titles Spider-Man 2, Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport, Nintendo's Detective Pikachu Returns, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage etc.



 Alan Wake 2 is set to release for PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S and will be a digital-only release across all platforms and Remedy recently explained the reason behind this controversial decision. "For one, a large number of players have shifted to digital only. You can buy a Sony PlayStation 5 without a disc drive and Microsoft’s Xbox Series S is a digital-only console. It is not uncommon to release modern games as digital-only," the company explained in a FAQ.



"Secondly, not releasing a disc helps keep the price of the game at $59.99 / €59.99 and the PC version at $49.99 / €49.99. Finally, we did not want to ship a disc product and have it require a download for the game — we do not think this would make for a great experience either."

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