To celebrate 12 years of Alan Wake, Remedy has released a development update for Alan Wake 2 and announced Alan Wake Remastered for Nintendo Switch.
The studio also released a video that talks about today’s news and discusses the past and future of the series. It stars Sam Lake, Ilkka Villi and Matthew Porretta.
Alan Wake 2 was unveiled at The Game Awards last December, and at the time the company promised to present the long-awaited follow-up this summer. Unfortunately, plans have changed, but Remedy saw fit to provide an update on how things are going and it also released some concept art.
“Things are going very well with the development of Alan Wake 2,” said Lake. “We’re in the middle of production, we have a lot of material and most of the game is playable. But we’ve been talking for the past few months and here at Remedy, along with our wonderful publisher Epic Games, have come to the decision that we won’t be showing anything big this summer.
“It takes a lot of effort to create a proper, polished demo or trailer, and it’s several months of work that could hamper development. We feel like we’re on the move, and we want to make sure we make the best and first survival horror game for Remedy. We don’t want to divert the team from that focus, so we’re going to keep going and creating a great gaming experience, and unfortunately you’ll have to wait a little longer for a demo and trailer.”
Alan Wake 2 is scheduled for release in 2023 and will be published by Epic Games.
As for the arrival of Alan Wake Remastered for Nintendo Switch, no exact release date has been given today, only a release window in the fall. The game will only be released as a digital version and will run natively on the hardware.
Alan Wake Remastered was released last year for Xbox, PlayStation and PC.