Alan Wake 2: Release date, platforms, trailers, more

Alex Garton
Alan Wake 2 trailer footageRemedy Entertainment

Anticipation for Alan Wake 2 is stirring up a storm, and players can’t wait to step into the shoes of their favorite writer once more. The suspense-filled Remedy Entertainment creation promises to build on the original game’s success, here’s what we know so far, including the release date.

From gripping gameplay to a richly detailed storyline, Alan Wake 2 seems like it will have it all. The cryptic ambiance of Bright Falls remains a key feature, fueling the mystery and excitement that has always characterized this iconic game. The narrative, intertwined with spine-chilling moments and paranormal elements, will keep players captivated.

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Alan Wake 2’s announcement catapulted the gaming community into a frenzy of anticipation. The game’s revival is all set to leave an indelible mark in the action-adventure genre, reinforcing the legacy of the first Alan Wake title.

So, without further ado, let’s check out everything we know about Alan Wake 2, including its release date, trailers, platforms, and more.


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The first Alan Wake was released all the way back in 2010.

Alan Wake 2: Release date

Alan Wake 2 will release on October 27, 2023. This was pushed back by 10 days, from the original release date of October 17.

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They specifically acknowledged that October is a busy month for game releases, with Assassin’s Creed Mirage also being shifted to an October 5 release. Remedy said “we hope this date shift gives more space for everyone to enjoy their favorite games.

The game has had a ton of time in development and Remedy has a reputation for wanting perfection. So, while this date is now locked in, there’s still a chance the final date could change again, so stay on your toes for any updates.

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Alan Wake 2: Platforms

The initial reveal trailer confirmed Alan Wake 2 will be released on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and the Epic Games store.

However, the game will launch as a digital release only. Therefore, players who like buying physical copies of games will sadly have to opt for the disc-less version this time around.

Alan Wake 2 gameplay & story

In a PlayStation Blog released on December 9, Creative Director at Remedy Entertainment Sam Lake gave some insight into what fans can expect from the Alan Wake sequel. While he remained tight-lipped on the story, he revealed players should expect a more horror-focused survival game.

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“Whereas the first Alan Wake had horror elements in it, it was an action game… 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.”

Alan Wake 2 concept artRemedy Entertainment
A new figure appears in the very first Alan Wake 2 concept art.

Following up with the May 12 community update, new concept art for the sequel was on display. This artwork revealed a number of new environments and even revealed one of the more ominous-looking characters we’ve seen thus far in the series.

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During the 2023 Summer Game Fest, it was also revealed that Alan Wake 2 will feature a second protagonist. Alongside Mr. Wake himself, players will also control Saga Anderson, a detective looking to piece together a horrifying mystery seemingly written to life by the famous author.

Devs have implied that players will have the ability to control when they’d like to swap between the two characters, rather than being forced over to one or the other with each passing chapter.

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Beyond that, we also know the game is shaping up to be quite a bigger experience than the first. Devs have confirmed Alan Wake 2 is looking to clock in at “over 20 hours.”

Alan Wake 2: Trailers

Fans’ first exposure to Alan Wake 2 was the first reveal trailer shown off during the 2021 Game Awards ceremony.

After a long wait, players were treated to the first major details of the game including gameplay and crucial story snippets during the recent Summer Game Fest.

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At Gamescom 2023, the game received another trailer that showed off its protagonist, Alan Wake.

So, there you have it, that’s everything we know about Alan Wake 2. Rest assured, we’ll make sure to keep this article updated with any future announcements, news, or leaks.

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About The Author

Alex Garton is a former writer for Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature and has been a Games Writer for over four years. He has previously written for Gfinity and TOP10Esports. Specializing in Call of Duty and Apex Legends, he also enjoys diving into new releases to create informative guides.