Alan Wake II returning cast and third-person gameplay confirmed by Remedy

No recasting here.

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After its official announcement at The Game Awards 2021, we’re happy to say that Alan Wake 2 is finally happening. Creative director Sam Lake was at the show to present the debut trailer, and he just confirmed some minor, but important details about the long-anticipated sequel.

First things first — or perhaps third in this case — Lake confirmed on Twitter that Alan Wake 2 will be a third-person game, just like its predecessor and its sister game Control. Furthermore, Ikka Villi and Matthew Porretta will be returning for the sequel. The two actors share the titular role of Alan Wake, with Villi playing him in live-action cutscenes and providing the animated body double and Porretta voicing the animated character. The cast and camera are key parts of the Alan Wake identity, so it’s good to know they’ll be back for the sequel.

Lake shared the information before developer Remedy Entertainment “goes dark to continue the work.” Alan Wake 2 is slated for a 2023 release date, so we’ve got a while to wait. During The Game Awards, Lake promised we’d see gameplay in 2022. Considering this will be Remedy’s first true survival horror game, that’s sure to be an exciting preview. PlayStation 5 is the only currently confirmed platform, but the game is ostensibly coming to Xbox Series X/S and PC as well.