“We can just kind of shift it”: Alan Wake 2 Director Hints He’s Terrified of Another Marvel Game Eclipsing Much Awaited Sequel Release After 13 Years

Alan Wake 2 Director Hints He’s Terrified of Another Marvel Game Eclipsing Much Awaited Sequel Release After 13 Years
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In the 13-year gap between Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake 2 and the original, the gaming industry has come a long way. The studio themselves since come out with a spin-off of the game titled, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, and many other notable releases like Quantum Break in 2016, Control in 2019, a remastered version of their 2010 game titled, Alan Wake Remastered in 2021, and an FPS CrossfireX, in 2022. The studio is returning to the horror genre with a sequel to the smash hit from 2010, titled Alan Wake 2, coming out later this year in October.


After a long wait, Alan Wake 2 Game Director, Sam Lake, fears the sequel might just have a lot to compete with, though he has already shifted the release date by a week.

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Trailer for Psychological Horror Game Alan Wake 2 Debuted on Gamescom’s Opening Night Live

Official Artwork of Alan Wake 2
Official Artwork of Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake‘s sequel debuted at Gamescom’s glamorous opening night, with a trailer that showcased a mix of gameplay, in-game cinematics, and in-game live action. As per Game Director Sam Lake, the game is meant to give players an unsettling experience from start to end. The game will feature two characters, Alan Wake and Saga Anderson as the game features two separate single-player stories. The stories can be played in any order that the players choose, however, the opening and ending sequences of the game are set to be played as the respective characters, Saga and Alan.

Alan Wake 2 is a survival horror game and the story returns to the best-selling thriller novelist Alan Wake. The nightmarish trailer showcased how the titular character has been struggling to escape an alternate dimension for 13 years, as he writes a horror story that involves an FBI agent named Saga Anderson. The trailer mixed live-action scenes and in-game cinematics which gelled quite well.

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Alan Wake 2 Delayed by a Week, to Stay Clear From Other Big October Releases

Alan Wake 2 set to release on the 27th October
Alan Wake 2 is set to release on the 27th of October

When the rumors hit that Alan Wake 2 was set to be delayed, many fans were quite disappointed and hoped for a shorter delay. Their prayers were immediately answered as the official announcement was that the game was being delayed by just 10 days to accommodate the big titles releasing in the same month. The announcement was made in a rather classy manner that won the hearts of the gaming community.


The studio nailed the announcement by stating how they hoped the date shift would allow gamers to have more space to enjoy all of their favorite games coming out in October. Spider-Man 2 is one of the biggest titles released in the month of October this year, and Sam Lake mentioned “October is very crowded with awesome, brilliant games coming out.” He went on to say how he didn’t want to go neck to neck with all the brilliant games like Spider-Man 2 that’s coming out in the same month. He decided he would rather just shift the release date for Alan Wake 2 by a few days.

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All of the Games Coming Out in the Month of October 2023

Assassin's Creed Mirage also releases in October this year
Assassin’s Creed Mirage also releases in October this year

October certainly is packed and must be quite a busy month for gamers of almost all genres. 2023 has been an awesome year so far for gamers and looks set to have an even better final quarter, with a big title coming out almost every month from September till December. Here’s a list of the games coming out in the month of October, with Alan Wake being the final game to be released.

  • Hellboy Web of Wyrd – October 4
  • Detective Pikachu Returns – October 6
  • Forza Motorsport – October 10
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage – October 12
  • Lords of the Fallen – October 13
  • Sonic Superstars – October 17
  • Spider-Man 2 – October 20
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder – October 20
  • Cities Skylines II – October 24
  • Alone in the Dark – October 25
  • Ghost Runner 2 – October 26
  • Alan Wake II – October 27

Other notable releases include Starfield which comes out a month before in September and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 releases in the month of November. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora comes out in the month of December as gamers are set to have an exciting few months ahead. Alan Wake 2 releases in the US on the 27th of October 2023.

Source: IGN


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Ayoub Hassan Adur worked in the Translation Industry for more than a decade before turning to Content Writing. Ayoub loves Gaming and has also written news stories in the gaming industry for two other websites before joining FandomWire Gaming. Manchester United fan since the '90s.