Alan wakes up from a long, long slumber
Remedy has come out with a surprise announcement today that the studio will be releasing Alan Wake Remastered on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC later this year.
The announcement came via an open letter on the Alan Wake fansite, The Sudden Stop. Remedy’s Sam Lake penned the announcement on the fansite that has been running and following Remedy and its projects since 2012.
Details on the actual remastering are light on the ground but Sam Lake did state that the game would be the “original experience” that fans fell in love with, but with some “choice next-generation upgrades” and updated visuals and character models.
There’s no trailer and there are no screenshots, so all we’ve got is the announcement, some “additional information” from the presser, and the key art image above. Expect much more in the coming weeks as the hype train leaves the station.
From the presser:
- In this award-winning cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Following her mysterious disappearance from the Pacific Northwest town of Bright Falls, he begins to discover pages of a horror story he has supposedly written, but has no memory of.
- Wake is forced to question his sanity as, page by page, the horror story comes true before his eyes. A hostile supernatural presence is taking over everyone it finds, turning them against him.
- He has no choice but to confront the forces of darkness with the beam of his flashlight, a handgun and what remains of his shredded mind. His nightmare journey to find answers will take him into the terrifying depths of night.
- The tense, episodic story is packed with unexpected twists, heart-stopping cliff hangers, and intense bursts of combat where it takes more than bullets to banish the darkness. The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for a visual impact that matches its unnerving atmosphere.