Alan Wake 2 story requires no prior knowledge of the series

Following the announcement of Alan Wake 2 for current-gen platforms, Remedy Entertainment revealed that the upcoming sequel will be a survival horror title. Notably, Remedy also stated that the game does not require players to have any prior knowledge of the series.

That doesn’t mean fans of Alan Wake will not enjoy some interesting connections though. As Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake wrote on the PlayStation Blog: Alan Wake 2 will “add to the backstory” of the original Alan Wake. And unlike Remedy’s other popular series Max Payne, the studio had already drawn up a plan for the sequel when devising it Alan Wake.

The first game was, as Lake puts it, an action game with horror elements. Alan Wake 2, however, will be Remedy’s take on the survival horror genre. It will “really connect the gameplay and story”, and will be a deeply layered mystery.

For those new to the series, there’s no better timing to get started Alan Wake then now. With the release of Alan Wake remastered earlier this year for the PS4 and PS5, it’s never been easier to play the game since its first release in 2010. You can check out our official review here.

Alan Wake 2 will release sometime in 2023 for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Epic Games Store.

[Source: PS Blog]