Calling Alan Wake 2 an incredibly weird game is an understatement. While it plays out like a survival horror at its core, there are moments in the game that really stretch its reality-bending premise to insane degrees – and one of them just got a music video. Before we proceed any further, we want to issue a spoiler warning so we don’t give away one of the game’s best (and weirdest) sections.
The section in question is, of course, the bizarre musical segment that breaks out from the Old Gods of Asgard called “Herald of Darkness”. In this section, Alan walks around a theatre booming the music video for the song on its screens while Alan himself is featured singing and dancing in it. It’s weird, hilarious and absolutely fitting of how absurd Alan Wake 2 can get at times but it’s also a stroke of brilliance on Remedy Entertainment’s part.
The official music video for the song has now been uploaded online and clocking in at over 9 minutes, it’s a lengthy powerhouse of a track. The good news is that it’s also available on most streaming platforms like Spotify so you can recreate the dance in the video or air-guitar in your living room like I just did.
Alan Wake 2 is currently tied with Baldur’s Gate 3 for the most nominations at The Game Awards this year, garnering eight nods in total including Game of the Year, Best Performance (for Melanie Liburd as Saga), Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Narrative and Best Score and Music, among others.
In other news, Alan Wake 2 director Sam Lake says he’s interested in making a ‘dark gothic fantasy’ game, though didn’t mention if it’s Remedy’s next project or a distant idea.
Alan Wake 2 is now available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Make sure you read our full review. Watch the music video for “Herald of Darkness” below: