IGN has just published a full 11 minutes of gameplay from Remedy’s hugely-anticipated upcoming sequel, Alan Wake II, as part of its “IGN First” feature month for the game.
The gameplay takes place in town of Watery, and follows FBI Agent Saga Anderson as one of the game’s two playable protagonists. The footage shows off a mixture of exploration, sleuthing, some light puzzle work and also a bit of combat through the gloomy, foggy town’s main street, in its stores and spooky backwoods as well as within Saga’s “Mind Place.”
For Control fans, there’s a very exciting cameo almost immediately as the gameplay starts featuring a music-loving janitor whose connection to the Finnish god of water now holds more weight than ever given his geographical location at this point.
Take a look at the gameplay footage for yourself (via IGN) below:
Remedy recently revised their release date for the game, pushing it back by a short 10 days, saying: “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!”
We recently got the chance to see an in-depth, behind closed doors look at Alan Wake II ourselves with the team at Remedy and came away suitably impressed and ready for more, you can read about that right here.
Alan Wake II releases digitally on October 27th for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.