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Monsters wear many faces

Alan Wake 2 is coming on October 27, 2023, to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Check out the gameplay reveal trailer below and pre-order now!  

Reveal of Alan Wake 2 Gameplay

Story of Alan Wake

Alan Wake went missing in 2010. He was a bestselling writer based in New York City. On a vacation in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Alice Wake, he came face to face with a force of supernatural darkness. It brought Wake’s writing, a horror story, to life. He fought this dark presence and managed to banish it back to where it came from, a nightmarish dark place hidden under a caldera lake outside the small town of Bright Falls. Wake wrote an ending to his horror story and with that freed his wife from the darkness under the lake but became trapped there himself. 

Alan Wake is not dead, although he has wished he was many times. For 13 years he’s been a prisoner in the Dark Place, where his nightmares, his fears, and his stories manifest as reality around him. For 13 years, he has been fighting to stay sane and write a story that would change reality around him in order for him to escape. So far, he has failed. 

Pacific Northwest

The majestic landscapes stretch across Washington State in the United States Pacific Northwest. Nature is beautiful and rich here, but there is something hauntingly mysterious and primordial about the dark woods, forested valleys, and foggy mountains.  

There are three distinct locations to explore in the Pacific Northwest region.  

The quirky and idyllic town of Bright Falls is also the home of the annual Deerfest. Nearby is the run-down city of Watery, founded by Finnish immigrants around the logging and fishing industry. Cauldron Lake, a caldera lake outside Bright Falls, is a striking landmark. It used to be a popular hiking destination, but since it was fenced off by an obscure government agency years ago, it has gained a reputation as a place to avoid.