Mixing online game graphics and live-action cutscenes is one thing of a Treatment custom at this level, having achieved it in video games like Quantum Break and Management lately. And the studio 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 Dwell.
The trailer delves into the titular author’s descent into insanity and his reminiscence loss that play into the layered psychological horror story the sport is telling. The fascinating 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.
Try the most recent Alan Wake 2 trailer right here:
The entire thing appears actual spooky, and Treatment nonetheless clearly excels in its potential to seize a vibe with putting 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 you recognize it’s efficient.
Alan Wake 2 is about to launch on October 27 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Sequence 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 workforce doesn’t must put a lesser model of the sport on discs to allow them to be manufactured and despatched to retailers earlier than it’s prepared.
The long-awaited sequel is 2 months out, however we bought an opportunity to see the sport in motion again at Summer season Sport 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 obligatory upgrades,” she wrote in her preview.