Developer Remedy is announcing that Alan Wake Remastered is coming to Switch this fall, along with news that the upcoming Alan Wake 2 reveal has been delayed.
Alan Wake Remastered For Native Switch Release Fall 2022; Alan Wake 2 reveal delayed
Alan Wake Remastered is getting a native Switch version this August. The news was announced in the anniversary update video released by Remedy Entertainment. The version brings together the base game plus two expansions, The Signal and The Writer, which came to Xbox, Playstation and PC last October. This time, Switch players can choose the updated version that will be adapted to the hybrid console.
Having Alan Wake on Switch will also be a great way to experience the adventure once again in one complete package. While the Switch version won’t support 4K, it will provide a portable experience for those who want to take their adventure to the lake on the go.
What can we expect from Alan Wake 2?
Remedy had previously also announced that a sequel to the mystery thriller was in the works at The Game Awards 2021. However, Alan Wake 2 seems to be a bit of a ways off, and sadly, we still won’t see any major news updates for its progress. . Remedy shared that development is “going very well,” according to creative director Sam Lake. The current state of the game is mostly “playable” at the moment, but we won’t see “anything big this summer.”
As for a demo or trailer, it gets very involved with “several months of work that could take development away,” Lake said. But the good news is that they are “deep in production.” So we won’t be seeing any big reveals anytime soon as the studio continues to develop the sequel.
Having played the remaster when it was released last year, I hope the sequel provides as much intrigue as the first. Lake teased at The Game Awards that it would be Remedy’s first “survival horror game” with psychological layers and deep mystery. Remedy has introduced some interesting mechanics, especially with games like Control, that could provide some fun combat. I just hope Remedy includes more episodes of Night Springs, the fictional TV series featured in the first game.
In case you missed it, check out the trailer for the sequel below:
Alan Wake beyond the game
While the sequel is being developed, there is another project in the works, but this time for television. Remedy and AMC have announced an Alan Wake show, putting the mystery title on a series. In the past, AMC has aired shows like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.
Both AMC and Remedy will collaborate on the television adaptation. Making an Alan Wake TV series seems like a logical move, as there have been quite a few game adaptations in the past, like The Witcher starring Henry Cavill, and then there are Netflix animations, like Castlevania.
I would rather see live action as I think Remedy does an amazing job of conveying their narrative and seeing a cast portray the psychological aspects of what goes on in Bright Falls would be amazing in my opinion. It would also be an ode to Twin Peaks or even Alan Wake’s own Night Springs. It will also be interesting to see who will be cast as Alan Wake.
This isn’t the only series set in the Wake universe to be made, there was a prequel adaptation from 2010 called Bright Falls that focused on Jake Fischer going to the area to interview a resident psychiatrist. The miniseries is currently available to watch online if you haven’t seen it. But Alan Wake TV sets out to be a much bigger production. We look forward to more Alan Wake in all media.
Alan Wake Remastered is headed to Switch this fall, available on Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games. Alan Wake 2 is currently in development.
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