The Alan Wake 2 release date has been accidentally revealed, as the voice actor for the titular character has let the rough time we can expect Remedy’s horror game slip in an interview. We already knew Alan Wake 2 was coming this year, but now that’s been narrowed down even further.
While this is by no means a full confirmation of the Alan Wake 2 release date, as it isn’t officially from developer Remedy, the voice actor who plays Alan Wake saying as much gives us a pretty good indication of the release month.
“That’s supposed to come out in October, we’re in the middle of working on it now,” Alan Wake voice actor Matthew Porretta says. “In fact, I was just in Finland last week, where the company Remedy is from, amazing people.”
You can hear the quote at around 16:50 in the recent Monsters, Madness and Magic interview below.
With Porretta giving away the release date here we can hopefully expect some sort of update from Remedy sometime soon, as earlier this year the developer said Alan Wake 2 was “playable start to finish” and followed that up recently by saying it would still be out this year.
Do keep in mind that the performance of Alan Wake himself actually comes down to two people, as Porretta does the voicework, while Ilkka Villi does the 3D modeling, performance capture, and live-action snippets of Wake. So if you’ve been a little confused when seeing both names appear online in regard to Alan Wake, that’s why.
October does make some sense too, if only because it’s a horror game and the month officially marks spooky season. Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is coming out then, and that looks pretty good.
I’m most excited to see what Remedy does with this extended series of games though, now that it’s confirmed that Control and Alan Wake take place in the same universe. While interconnected universes are all the rage these days, it looks like Remedy isn’t going to have everything cross over all the time for the sake of it, so the few times they do could make for some interesting storytelling.
Check out our look at the biggest upcoming games while you wait, with our picks for the best story games also an essential look if you’re excited for Alan Wake 2.