Alan Wake 2, the upcoming survival horror game from Control developer Remedy Entertainment, is scheduled to launch tomorrow. Ahead of its big release, Remedy has given fans a taste of what they can expect from the post-launch content rollout including New Game Plus, a higher difficulty level, an alternative narrative and more.
Taking to social media, Remedy revealed that New Game Plus for Alan Wake 2 will only be available via a post-launch update, which is quickly becoming the norm for most AAA releases these days including Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Additionally, fans can also look forward to the new Nightmare difficulty level, which we presume is a notch above the current hardest difficulty setting for players seeking a good challenge. Finally, an alternative narrative will be added that adds new Manuscript pages and content, though it’s unclear what that entails.
If you’re planning on picking up Alan Wake 2 at launch, it will be missing these features until Remedy adds it to the game at a later, unspecified date, though it should be pretty soon after release.
To get you geared up for the game’s launch, Remedy also revealed the incredibly heavy PC specifications which is being called the most demanding game of 2023 – a title that earns its merits as the minimum settings even require a GeForce RTX 2060/Radeon RX 6600. If you want to kick it up to Ultra, you’ll need a (still very pricey) RTX 4070/RX 7800 XT. Ouch.
Trophy and achievement hunters can have a look at the full list of unlockables for Alan Wake 2 which are also pretty extensive, though be warned, some descriptions might contain potential story details so proceed with caution. PS5 players need to also free up at least 80 GB of space to install the game.
Alan Wake 2 launches on 27 October 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Remedy Entertainment