Alan Wake

I love Alan Wake. I don’t think that is a controversial statement. In fact, saying one doesn’t love Alan Wake would be the more surprising opinion. Although if you don’t love it because you never played it first, I will allow that sentiment. Also, you are in for a treat.

And speaking of Alan Wake-related treats, the game is getting a remaster later this year. For the most part, the internet at large seems very happy about the revelation that we will once again get to delve into the mysteries of Bright Falls and Cauldron Lake. Of course, this will also give us yet another chance to cringe at how truly awful of a husband Alan Wake was, but, you take the baby with the bathwater, folks. I don’t make the rules.

Personally, I am happy that Alan Wake will be getting a facelift and possibly other updated improvements to bring it into the current landscape of gaming, though if we’re being completely honest, the original game still holds up incredibly well and stands as one of the best narratives I’ve yet to experience in gaming. But coming off the heels of my recent completion of Control (I still need to play the AWE expansion), this feels like the perfect time for me to re-experience Alan Wake’s spooky adventures.

Truth be told, as I’m sure is the case for more Wakeheads (AKA Alan Wakes Stans), I would much rather see a sequel or more direct expansion of the original game rather than a remaster. In fact, I might even dare to say the original can still give a number of more recent games a strong run for their money as far as narrative and gameplay are concerned. But if nothing else, this will at least give those that haven’t yet played Alan Wake a chance to remedy that oversight, and possibly also allow the developers to gauge the engagement level to determine if a sequel would be a lucrative endeavor.

There is no official release date and no trailers or screenshots, although Twitter user Wario64 spotted a release date of October 5 of this year on the Taiwanese site Rakuten, so we could be battling the goopy black sludge folk with a flashlight sooner rather than later. The site also suggests Alan Wake Remastered will be coming to the current Xbox Series consoles as well as the Epic Game Store and PlayStation 5 and/or also maybe PS4.

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