Alan Wake 2 will arrive in October according to voice actor
by Danny Craig ·
Remedy Entertainment’s sequel to the beloved Alan Wake has finally gotten a more accurate release window from none other than Alan Wake himself.
- Matthew Porretta, the voice actor for the titular character Alan Wake, appears to have leaked the game's release date in a recent episode of the Monsters, Madness, and Magic podcast. "I've been working on it; that's supposed to come out in October; we're in the middle of working on it now," Porretta explained. In fact, I was just in Finland last week—that's where the company is—Remedy," he says, before adding that he is under strict NDA and cannot reveal anything new to the public.
- Although the release date could have been made up to confuse fans, it's more likely that it was a mistake, as host Justin Young couldn't get any more information from the voice actor. Young also appeared to have possibly missed the slip of the tongue at the time. In any case, an October release date would be appropriate, as Porretta also stated that the game will be "really, really good, and it's hard—it's scary," similar to its predecessor.
- Tero Virtala, Remedy's CEO, announced in April that Alan Wake 2 was in the "last major phase of full production," is fully playable, and will be the studio's "firm focus" until its release later this year. It will be available through the Epic Games Store on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC.
Remedy’s upcoming games:
- Remedy is currently focusing on "proving the key elements of what Max Payne is all about" in a proof-of-concept stage for a remake of the original bullet-time shooters, Max Payne 1 and 2. No release window has been provided as of yet, but it’s likely a few years away at least.
- Control 2 is in the proof-of-concept stage as well, with the first quarter of the fiscal year devoted to world-building and gameplay mechanics. Codename Condor is a co-op multiplayer game set in the Control universe, with key design decisions made and the development team reusing assets from the original game. Both games are expected to "expand the Control brand" and cement it as one of the studio's "cornerstones for years to come" alongside Max Payne.
- Codename Vanguard, a free-to-play co-op game, is currently in the proof-of-concept stage, with new hires at the end of last year resulting in "better momentum" and the leadership team being "strengthened." So far, the development team has concentrated on the basic gameplay loop and designs.