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While The Game Awards was organized primarily to celebrate the standout releases of 2023, it also saw an array of announcements, from the premiere of upcoming releases to announcements by studios about their next projects or updates to existing games. One of those announcements was an update to Alan Wake 2.

Alan Wake 2 Will Get New Game Plus On December 11 And More

The Best Game Direction category had Alan Wake 2, Baldur’s Gate 3, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder as the nominees. However, it was Alan Wake 2 that clinched the prize.

Emerging on stage to receive the award was the creative director of Remedy Entertainment Sam Lake and game director Kyle Rowley. Lake mentioned how hard it was to bring a vision to life without the right team. He thanked all the team at Remedy Entertainment for their dedication. Before exiting the stage, Rowley dropped the news that will excite fans of the franchise.

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“One other thing,” Rowley said, “next Monday, December 11, New Game Plus, The Final Draft is going to be coming out. New story content. Go play it. Thanks.”

The announcement was followed by a loud cheer from the packed Peacock Theater, further echoing how much fans have been expecting the update. The New Game Plus will allow players to dive back into the game while retaining all their upgrades, weapons, and charms they unlocked while playing through the campaign.

The Final Draft update will also come with a new difficulty level called Nightmare as well as introduce an alternate ending to the main story. It was also revealed that the game will have new discoverable in the form of manuscript pages and videos. Like every other update, it will also have bug fixes and performance optimizations.

Remedy Entertainment is working on Alan Wake 2 expansions

Alan Wake 2 Will Get New Game Plus On December 11 And More

Fans of Alan Wake 2 will get two expansions of the game. The first called Night Springs is expected to be released in late spring 2024 while the second called The Lakehouse has no release window yet. The game had a mostly positive reception. On Metacritic, Alan Wake 2 raked in an average score of 94 on Xbox, 89 on PC, and 88 on PS5.

Besides its positive reception, Alan Wake 2 was one of the games that dazzled at The Game Awards. It received a total of 8 nominations which put it at par with Baldur’s Gate 3. Alan Wake 2 went ahead to win in three categories namely Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction, and Best Narrative.

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One of the memorable moments that will live in the minds of the audience of The Game Awards 2023 was the phenomenal presentation of Herald of Darkness by the Old Gods of Asgard featuring Alan Wake. Sam Lake even joined the performance at some point showcasing incredible dance moves that synced with other performers.

Alan Wake 2 Will Get New Game Plus On December 11 And More

For those who are yet to experience the game, Alan Wake 2 is a survival horror that follows the life of best-selling novelist Alan Wake who happens to be trapped in an alternate dimension for 13 years. He tries to escape his “prison” by writing a horror story involving Saga Anderson, an FBI special agent.

It veered slightly away from the first game which was an action-adventure with horror themes. Players can choose to explore the game as Alan Wake or as Saga Anderson. The story will change depending on the character you choose.

Alan Wake 2 was released on October 27, 2023, on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. By the way, what was your favorite moment in the game? Share your thoughts below.

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