Alan Wake 2 Pre-Order Guide

More than 13 years after the first game was released, Alan Wake returns this October in a highly anticipated sequel. Players will return to Bright Falls, this time playing through the story of FBI agent Saga Anderson as well as Wake. The lead character is trapped in a dark, alternate dimension, somewhere to which he was presumably banished after the mysterious ending of the first game.


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Alan Wake 2 will launch in what has quickly become a very busy October. Originally releasing on October 17, Remedy made the wise decision to delay the game by ten days. Not because it needs to be polished or due to it likely not being quite ready in time, but because the sequel’s original release date fell just three days before the joint-arrival of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder.

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No offense intended to Alan Wake 2, especially after playing the remaster of the original to prepare for the sequel and loving it, but if the writer were to make the Spidey vs. Mario battle a triple threat, Wake would be leaving the match in a distant third. Remedy was upfront about the reason for the delay, admitting it’s so people don’t have to make that choice. Well, at least not for an additional week as Alan Wake 2 will now be released on October 27, just in time for Halloween.

Alan Wake 2 Cover

Alan Wake 2

Standard Edition

The Standard Edition of Alan Wake 2 for those of you interested in playing the game and nothing more. You will get a couple of additional in-game extras for pre-ordering, though.

Pre-Order Bonus

  • Orante revolver skin for Alan
  • Survival resources pack for Saga

Additional Content

Even though you’ll have to wait ten days longer than expected for Alan Wake 2, you can pre-order your copy of the sequel right now. Probably for the best so you don’t end up having to pay for it and the dozen other games launching in October all at the same time. You also get a couple of pre-order bonuses and there are two editions to choose from. The Standard Edition through the links above, and the Deluxe Edition below.

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via Remedy

Alan Wake 2

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition is for those of you who have felt every single day of the 13-year wait between Alan Wake games. For an extra $20 you get a boatload of additional in-game content, ensuring the most complete experience possible.

Pre-Order Bonus

  • Orante revolver skin for Alan
  • Survival resources pack for Saga

Additional Content

  • Expansion pass
  • Crimson windbreaker for Saga
  • Celebrity suit for Alan
  • Parliament shotgun skin for Alan
  • Lantern charm for Saga

Alan Wake 2 got a new trailer at Gamescom, the first one showing some Wake gameplay after the previous trailer had focused on Saga who finds the man after which the games are named right at the end. It seems the game will be split between Bright Falls and New York City with the Alan gameplay, or most of it, taking place in the latter. Alan Wake 2 launches on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on October 27, 2023, but it will only be available digitally. A controversial decision by Remedy, but as of right now, there will be no physical version of the highly-anticipated sequel.


FAQ

What Time Does Alan Wake 2 Release?

Alan Wake 2 will be digital only which means no waiting outside a GameStop at 11:59 pm ahead if its release day. If you have pre-ordered the game, you will be able to start playing the sequel at midnight EST on Friday, October 27, 2023, regardless of where you are in the world. That means those of you in a timezone behind the East Coast of America will technically be able to start playing on Thursday, October 26.

Who Is The Main Character In Alan Wake 2?

FBI agent Saga Anderson appears to be the main character in Alan Wake 2. However, Alan will be playable during certain sections as well.

Will Alan Wake 2 Be Connected To Control?

Yes, the Alan Wake games have been confirmed to take place in the same shared universe as Remedy’s Control.

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