The “Alan Wake 2” trailer was brief, maybe an excessive amount of so, however we are able to see it leans into the darkish and eerie temper of the unique. As soon as once more, gentle appears to play a giant half in your capability to navigate your environment and battle off the nightmarish threats hiding round you. This was a central theme within the authentic sport, the remaster of which we reviewed in October 2021.
Matthew Porretta will return to voice the character Alan Wake, however it seems you may be enjoying some parts of the sport as a brand new feminine protagonist — an FBI agent, apparently — in a direct story continuation. Whether or not you can play because the titular character wasn’t clear. And sure, this sport can also be tied into the identical overarching Treatment universe that “Management” is, however there aren’t heavy hyperlinks between the 2 video games that might require you to return and play it (though you completely ought to).
The trailer would not provide an extended thread to determine the place the story goes from the unique, which noticed Alan Wake battling shadowy figures from a narrative of his that he had no recollection of penning. We will no less than glean from at this time’s announcement that the locale continues to be very a lot rural, Alan Wake stays alive (in a single kind or one other), and the writings proceed to hang-out not solely him however others he wrote into the story.