Back in the spotlight: Alan Wake returns in Alan Wake Remastered on October 5

We are proud to finally announce the return of one of our literary heroes. Alan Wake is back, sporting a new 4K, 60fps suit, fit for a new generation in Alan Wake Remastered, which will be released on October 5.

Alan Wake was originally released as an Xbox exclusive published by Microsoft in 2010. The outpouring of love and support from you, the fans, has been constant ever since. Many of you decided to join us on the 11-year journey through the sights of Bright Falls and through the darkness that enveloped them to get to the bottom of what obscured the story of Alan Wake alongside us. From us at Remedy, thank you.

Alan Wake Remastered

Now we bring back our exciting game for the new generation. Alan Wake Remastered is the best way to experience history, whether it’s on Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S. Thanks to Smart Delivery, you only have to buy the game once and you will always have the latest and best quality version across generations.

Whether you’ve been by our side for over a decade or are new to history, this is for you. The fans. Old, new and potential.

Previously on Alan Wake …

Alice, the wife of best-selling author Alan Wake, disappeared under mysterious circumstances when the couple set foot in their rented cabin in the picturesque town of Bright Falls. What was supposed to be a quiet getaway for the couple has quickly turned into a sinister nightmare, one that Alan Wake has supposedly written to exist. The townspeople act as if they are possessed, with a dark presence pulling the strings, pushing Wake to the brink of insanity. Armed with light, Wake must discover the answers to the dark mystery in which the city is engulfed and live the nightmare to find his wife.

Alan Wake Remastered

At last, let’s dive deep beneath the blackened waves and shed some light on the remaster. Welcome back to Bright Falls.

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Taken to new heights

Alan Wake Remastered brings back the classic psychological thriller, along with the two story expansions The signal and The writer, with remastered 4K graphics. Enjoy improved cinematic scenes, facial animations and lip syncing, as well as improved character models with updated hair and shaders. Alan, Alice, Barry, Rose – all your favorite characters now look better than ever. Of course, you can also expect richer ambient details, improved visuals and lighting, and more updates that make the small town of Washington more eye-catching and the atmosphere even creepier.

We and our partners at Epic Games Publishing are delighted to share Alan Wake Remastered with a wider audience and a new generation of gamers with this full and improved version.

Alan Wake Remastered

As if the improvements made weren’t enough, Alan Wake Remastered includes a new audio commentary track from our very own Sam Lake, Alan Wake’s lead writer and Remedy’s creative director. Activating the feature is as easy as toggling the option in the Options menu. This new audio commentary track offers a deep dive into the game’s narrative and creative process straight from the source – you won’t want to miss out!

We have made sure to simply elevate the experience of Alan Wake with this long-awaited and anticipated remaster, without altering what makes the original experience special. With all of its quirky characters, breathtaking views, and tense intrigue intact, Bright Falls remains the city that many of you have come to love. We have simply taken advantage of this generation’s technology to ensure we play through Alan Wake Today is as good an experience as it was when the ferry arrived in Bright Falls Harbor in 2010.

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We hope you enjoy our exciting series, again or for the first time. And remember: always stay in the light!