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‘Alan Wake’ remastered leak hints at October release date and a possible announcement at the PlayStation event

From the ‘Alan Wake’ Steam trailer | Photo credit: Remedy Entertainment Oyj / YouTube screenshot

The “Alan Wake” remastered release has been in the rumor mill for months, and a recent retail listing may have hinted at an imminent announcement. Additional information has also led to speculations that it could be unveiled at the next PlayStation event.

‘Alan Wake’ remastered announcement could be imminent

Noted gaming news source Wario64 has updated a tweet from June to report that the “Alan Wake” remastered was listed on the Rakuten Taiwan online store. Three links were shared in the same post as the upcoming game is reportedly planned to launch on PS4, PS5, and Xbox consoles on Oct. 5.

Upon checking, though, Rakuten Taiwan appears to have taken down all “Alan Wake” remastered listings. The move was not surprising considering that Remedy Entertainment has not even announced it is developing a remastered version of the 2010 game.

This was not the first time “Alan Wake” remastered was spotted on a digital storefront, though. As mentioned, Wario64 reported in June that “Alan Wake” remastered was spotted on the Epic Game Store backend.

Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad also commented on Wario64’s latest update saying “Alan Wake” remastered “will be announced next week.” Fans were quick to make the connection that a PlayStation event is also slated in the same week, on Thursday, Sept. 9, making it a likely venue for the announcement of the much-awaited game.

Announcing the game at a PlayStation event makes sense, too. The game’s original version originally launched on Xbox 360 in 2010 and a PC port via Steam followed in 2012. With all this information, it seems like a safe bet that the “Alan Wake” remastered will be released before the end of the year on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

‘Alan Wake’ remastered: What to expect

To fans who are not familiar with the original game, “Alan Wake” became popular for its plot as well as its cinematic elements. Players control the titular character who faces enemies called Taken, which are weapon-wielding, killing shadows that somewhat use darkness as a shield.

“Alan Wake” remastered is very likely to take advantage of the modern gaming consoles and PCs. So fans of the original title should expect higher resolutions and improved animations. Back in 2010, the game was widely praised for its lighting effects. It is then interesting to see how this aspect of the game plays on current-gen consoles and PCs that support ray tracing.

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