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Following what feels like months and months of hubbub on the possible return of the classic, Alan Wake Remastered has now been officially announced by Remedy Entertainment.
This arrives after listings for the game popped up on a Taiwanese retailer and it is confirmed for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and PC through the Epic Games Store. Remedy Entertainment and Epic Games share a close collaboration as its sci-fi shooter Control was agreed to be exclusive on the Epic Games Store for a whopping $10.45 million. And, the two announced that there will be new projects emerging from their partnership - one being an "AAA multi-platform game already in pre-production" and the other being a "new, smaller-scale project set in the same franchise."
Check out the trailer for Alan Wake below!
As for Alan Wake Remastered, this remaster will introduce players to the thriller for the first time, as the original was only available for the Xbox 360 and received a PC release in 2012. Plus, it will come with its expansions The Signal and The Writer, but it doesn't look like Alan Wake's American Nightmare has leapt forward for the new generation of consoles.
Of course, Alan Wake appeared in Control's The Foundation DLC, and there were a number of hints that the two games occurred in the same world in the Federal Bureau of Control's archives. However, creative director Sam Lake broke the news of the remaster through the fansite The Sudden Stop with a personal letter expressing how proud he is of the team and of the game's community.
"Mysteries are magical to me, they hold a promise, and I am often happier with that than a final answer. This is what we as a team, and I as the lead writer of Alan Wake, set out to create for you a long time ago," said Lake in the post.
"Alan Wake Remastered is the original experience you fell in love with all those years ago. We did not want to change that. But the visuals all around, including the character model of Alan Wake himself and the cinematics, have been updated and improved with some choice next-generation upgrades," explained Lake. Alan Wake Remastered is slated for a release later this year, so we'll keep you in the loop when we learn more about the game.
Featured Image Credit: Remedy Entertainment
Topics: epic games