Remedy Entertainment has announced a remake to it’s cult classic action-adventure game Alan Wake, originally released in 2010 as an Xbox 360 exclusive and later on PC- both through Microsoft Studios publishing house.
Alan Wake Remastered is the original experience you fell in love with all those years ago. We did not want to change that. But the visuals all around, including the character model of Alan Wake himself and the cinematics, have been updated and improved with some choice next-generation upgrades.Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake writes on the announcement of the remaster. Read the full post here: https://www.alanwake.info/2021/09/remaster.html
An open letter from the game’s lead writer Sam Lake was posted on The Sudden Stop fan website, confirming the leak and announcing the remaster is on it’s way. The remaster will ‘level up’ the original game with newly-rendered 4K visuals. Both The Signal and The Writer DLC expansions will be included in addition to the base game, as well as commentary from Sam Lake.
In the story, Alan Wake is a revered horror-thriller writer attempting to solve the mystery behind his wife Alice’s disappearance during their holiday to Bright Falls. Meanwhile, the plot of his latest novel plays out as a reality around him.
Alan Wake Remastered is confirmed to be published by Epic Games Publishing on multiple platforms. Whereas the original was only available as an Xbox 360 title and later PC, Epic have said that the remaster will be available on PC on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4/Pro, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X.
Despite there being no announced release date for the remaster it is likely just around the corner, with Epic revealing that it will launch this autumn. If any listings from the game’s leak onto retail sites recently are to be believed, then it’s rumoured that the launch date is set for October 5th.
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