Alan Wake 2 is still deep in development
Today marks the 12th anniversary of Alan Wake, and Remedy released a little bit of news to celebrate. Alongside updates on Alan’s TV and sequel prospects, Remedy also confirmed that Alan Wake Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch this fall.
In a new video, Creative Director Sam Lake confirms the dark adventure is coming to Nintendo’s handheld sometime this fall. No date’s been locked down yet. But in a press release, Remedy says Alan Wake Remastered will be a digital-only release, running natively on the hardware. More is on the way in the coming months.
Remedy also provided an update on Alan Wake 2. The recently revealed sequel to 2010’s Alan Wake is in development, and Lake says everything is going well, even that a “great deal” of the game is playable. But the studio and publisher Epic Games determined that they won’t be showing anything “big” this summer.
“To create a proper, polished demo or a trailer takes a lot of effort, and it’s several months of work that could take away from development,” said Lake. “We feel that we have momentum going, and we want to make sure we are creating the best, and first, survival horror game for Remedy. We don’t want to take the team away from that focus, so we’re going to keep going and making a great game experience, and unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a bit longer for a demo and trailer.”
Light up the night
The team did, however, release some concept art for Alan Wake 2 to give a sense of the vibe they’re working on. It certainly does look scary.
Alan Wake 2 is still aiming for a 2023 launch. One more update came in for the world of Alan Wake, too. Plans are still in the works for an Alan Wake TV show, but today, Remedy confirms that AMC Networks has bought the rights for the Alan Wake series.
Things are still progressing, but dang, it seems like a good time to be an Alan Wake follower. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more about how well Alan Wake Remastered runs natively on Switch as we head into the fall.