Alan Wake is the latest game from the PS3/360/Wii era to get a modern remaster

Alan Wake Remastered

Alan Wake Remastered

Everything old is new again as yet another game from the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/Wii era of gaming is getting remastered. Alan Wake, the critically acclaimed thriller from 2010, is the next in line as Remedy Entertainment revealed today it is remastering the title for most modern consoles. Alan Wake Remastered will include the original game with 4K visuals and commentary from director Sam Lake, as well as its two expansions: The Signal and The Writer. Hopefully, all the original music is included as well as the title has run into issues with its soundtrack before.

Alan Wake tells the story of the titular protagonist as he searches for his missing wife in a town called Bright Falls. In his search, he begins to question his sanity when happens upon a book he supposedly wrote but has no memory of. That is a damn fine set-up if I say so myself. I’ve been meaning to play this game for some time, and while I could play it right now on my PC laptop, I think I can wait a few more weeks to see it on my big screen in 4K.

Epic Games is publishing Alan Wake Remastered later this fall – probably less than a month from now if all those Taiwanese retailers are to be believed – for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the Epic Games Store. It doesn’t look like a Switch port is in the works right now, but things change, so you never know.

CJ Andriessen
Just what the internet needs: yet another white guy writing about video games.