Alan Wake is stepping again into the highlight (or flashlight?) because of the reveal of the much-rumored remastered version of his surreal 2010 journey. Alan Wake Remastered arrives later this yr and bundles the principle recreation, its two DLC expansions, The Sign and The Author, and commentary from Treatment inventive director Sam Lake. Your entire bundle is shined as much as a 4K polish to present followers and newcomers the best-looking model of the supernatural thriller.
Treatment revealed the sport in a novel trend by posting an open letter penned by Sam Lake to fan neighborhood, The Sudden Stop. The fanatic web site covers all issues Alan Wake and Treatment as a complete. Thus, the studio determined there was no higher place to unveil the sport than in entrance of its most passionate followers.
“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,” explains Sam Lake within the letter.
For those who haven’t performed Alan Wake, the psychological horror recreation tells the story of the titular writer who, after struggling an extended bout of author’s block, travels together with his spouse, Alice, to the small lake city of Vibrant Falls looking for inspiration. Alice mysteriously vanishes shortly after arriving, and Alan discovers his writing is coming to life because of a malevolent phenomenon. A darkish power has additionally possessed the city, taking the type of shadow creatures. Their solely weak spot is gentle, so a flashlight serves as your major weapon in what turns into a harrowing, Twin Peaks-esque thriller.
In our overview, we scored Alan Wake 8.5 out of 10, with Sport Informer editor-in-chief Andrew Reiner describing it as “an engaging horror mystery that brings the heart of Stephen King’s style of storytelling to the interactive medium.” The sport has since acquired a cult following, and whereas a real sequel has but to occur, 2019’s Control introduced Alan Wake again to the limelight by establishing a connective tissue to its occasions each within the base recreation and with its second enlargement, AWE. May the remaster be laying down extra observe for an Alan Wake 2? We actually hope so, however we’re very happy to revisit his debut outing within the meantime.
Alan Wake Remastered is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence X/S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The unique Alan Wake was an Xbox 360 unique, so the remaster marks its first look on PlayStation platforms. Since Epic is publishing the sport, it should even be obtainable on PC as an Epic Retailer unique.
This remaster is much from the one venture Treatment has within the works. Learn here to study extra about its subsequent huge title in addition to its follow-up to Management.