Alan Wake’s birthday is that this Saturday, and moderately than make journalists work on the weekend, Remedy was type sufficient to host their anniversary presentation in the present day as a substitute. Creative director Sam Lake sat down with Alan Wake voice actor Matthew Poretta and character mannequin Ilkka Villi to share the newest information on Alan Wake 2’s growth together with what else is occurring on this planet of Alan Wake.
The video began with Alan Wake Remastered being performed on the Nintendo Switch. This confirms an ESRB ranking from final 12 months. Lake declined to say when the remastered Alan Wake would hit the Switch, however judging by the game’s framerate, it is nonetheless going to be a number of months at the least.
Lake had extra to say about Alan Wake 2. Following the teaser trailer finally 12 months’s The Game Awards (the place Ilkka was typically mistaken for Jake Guillinghall), Lake confirmed that Alan Wake 2 will probably be a “new genre” for Remedy that pushes “further into the horror aspect of it, but also exploring the depth of the character.”
Where Alan Wake of the unique game was described as “terrified but cool,” Ilkka stated that he is now not cool within the sequel.
Lake additionally revealed a number of items of idea artwork that actually seize the temper of Alan Wake 2. There’s Alan on a rooftop, a rainforest at evening, a creepy grandma knitting a shawl made out of entrails, and Alan Wake at a payphone.
Alan Wake 2 is tentatively scheduled to launch in 2023, with Remedy beforehand promising extra particulars this summer time. Lake sadly needed to mood expectations throughout the stream, stating flatly that we’re not going to get a demo.
“Everything is going really well. A great deal of the game is playable. But, we’ve been talking the past couple of months, and we’ve come to a decision that we will not be showing anything big this summer,” stated Lake. “We want to make sure that we are creating the best possible experience, the best first survival horror game for Remedy. We don’t want to pivot the team away from that focus to work on a demo right now.”
You can try the complete presentation within the video above for some behind-the-scenes footage of Alan Wake 2’s growth.
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