Mixing online game graphics and live-action cutscenes is one thing of a Treatment custom at this level, with the studio having completed it in video games like Quantum Break and Management lately. And Treatment appears to be doing it once more with Alan Wake 2, as seen within the newest trailer for the horror recreation proven at this yr’s Gamescom Opening Night time Reside.
The trailer delves into the titular author’s descent into insanity and his reminiscence loss that performs into the layered psychological horror story the sport is telling. The attention-grabbing factor about this new footage is that it’s made up of each in-game cinematics and gameplay, with live-action scenes performed by the identical actors they’re modeled after.
Take a look at the most recent Alan Wake 2 trailer right here:
The entire thing appears to be like actual spooky, and Treatment nonetheless clearly excels in its capacity to seize a vibe with hanging visible motifs. I nonetheless don’t actually know what Alan is operating from in half these scenes, however I’m scared for him, and that’s how it’s efficient.
Alan Wake 2 is about to launch on October 27 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Collection X/S after a quick delay. In much less thrilling information, the sport received’t be getting a bodily launch on retailer cabinets, a transfer Treatment says is so the staff doesn’t need to put a lesser model of the sport on discs that can be manufactured and despatched to retailers earlier than the sport is admittedly prepared.
The long-awaited sequel is 2 months out, however we received an opportunity to see the sport in motion again at Summer time Recreation Fest in June. Kotaku senior editor Alyssa Mercante mentioned it may be Treatment’s greatest recreation but, and given the studio’s pedigree, that’s an enormous deal.
“With Alan Wake 2, it’s clear that Treatment is doubling down on the sequence’ twisted, good plot, whereas additionally bringing its gameplay into the trendy day with needed upgrades,” she wrote in her preview.