The director of Alan Wake 2 made a big announcement during the Game Awards 2023, confirming an addition highly anticipated by fans. Get ready for new content.
The Game Awards 2023 is over, and it was an eventful evening. In the list of winners, we find two names in particular: Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2. If Larian’s RPG won the title of Game of the Year, Remedy’s latest was not left out. It won three prestigious awards, namely Best Storytelling, Art Direction, and Direction. When the game’s director, Kyle Rowley, came to accept one of the awards, he took the opportunity to slip in some very important information about a certain upcoming addition.
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New content for Alan Wake 2
In truth, this is not a big surprise for those who followed the news around the game closely. Indeed, we knew that Alan Wake 2 was to receive a New Game Plus mode called The Final Draft. The problem is that its release date was kept secret by the studio. Rowley therefore took the opportunity during the Game Awards 2023 to throw it around like a hair in the soup. Good news, you don’t have to wait long before you can try it, since it will be implemented on December 11. In short, in three days.
But then, what exactly will he add? Normally, an NG+ allows you to start the adventure from the beginning, while keeping your equipment. However, Alan Wake 2 will go further than that, and it is the director himself who says so. “ There will be new content for the story », he tells us. Unfortunately, we won’t know more, but recent leaks appearing on Reddit allow us to have more details on this subject.
The New Game Plus of Alan Wake 2 should therefore offer a different ending cinematic, which will leave less room for doubt as to the events shown in the conclusion of the title. From what we understand, Dr. Darling from Control will be present in this game mode. He will interact with the player via instructional videos, and he will even appear alongside Thomas Zane. If this proves true, the famous Remedy Connected Universe will only be expanded. It remains to be seen whether this is true, hence the fact that this information must be taken with a pinch of salt.
What about the DLCs then?
Alan Wake 2 will also have two DLCs, Night Springs and The Lake House, and that’s not a rumor. They have already been teased by the studio. Their release date is scheduled for next year, and currently, we don’t have much more to say. But that’s without taking into account a new intervention by leakers who revealed a juicy element about The Lake House. Dr. Darling would also be present in it, although nothing is known about his role in the expansion.
In fact, we still have more information about The Lake House than Night Springs. Remedy himself had talked about it, without going into too much detail. There would be ” a mysterious facility located on the shores of Cauldron Lake, created by an independent government organization to conduct secret research.” The connection with Control didn’t take long to be made, and we can’t wait to see how the link between this license and Alan Wake 2 is articulated in the DLC. To be continued.