Alan Wake 2 Has Been Delayed Slightly

More like Alan Wait, amirite?

Alan Wake II has been delayed – but only by 10 days. The team at Remedy has announced the delay on Twitter X, saying that it’s hopeful the delay will give players more space to enjoy their games in what has become a stacked October, stopping short of revealing whether there were any other reasons for the short delay.

The tweet reads, “An update from the Alan Wake 2 team: we’re moving Alan Wake 2’s launch from October 17th to October 27th.

“October is an amazing month for game launches and we hope this date shift gives more space for everyone to enjoy their favorite games. We can’t wait to show you what everyone’s favorite novelist is up to in the Dark Place next week. Thanks for your patience!”

October’s schedule of new game releases already includes (but isn’t limited to) Assassin’s Creed Mirage on the 5th, Detective Pikachu on the 6th, Forza Motorsport on the 10th, Lords of the Fallen on the 13th, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 on the 19th, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder on the 20th, Cities: Skylines II and the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection on the 24th, Alone in the Dark on the 25th, and of course Alan Wake II at its new release date of October 27th.

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We recently got the chance to see an in-depth, behind closed doors look at Alan Wake II with the team at Remedy and came away suitably impressed and ready for more, you can read about that right here.

We’ll also be seeing more of Alan Wake II at Gamescom’s Opening Night Live showcase hosted by Geoff Keighley.

Gamescom Opening Night Live is taking place on Wednesday, August 23rd at 4AM AEST. Here’s how that shakes out around the nation:

  • 4.00 AM AEST (Melbourne/Sydney/Hobart/Canberra/Brisbane)
  • 3.30 AM ACST (Adelaide, Darwin)
  • 2.00 AM AWST (Perth)
  • 6.00 AM NZDT (Wellington)

Alan Wake II releases digitally on October 27th for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.