A Taiwanese retail listing for a remaster of “Control” creators Remedy Entertainment’s psychological thriller cult classic game “Alan Wake” has indicated that the previously rumored title will be coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and the Epic Games Store on October 5th.
Rumors of a remaster began back in June following a data discovery on the Epic Games Store PC storefront. The listing was caught by videogame leaker and Twitter user Wario64 with IGN subsequently able to take a few screenshots of the alleged box art and retail listing.
In the wake of that, well-known industry analyst Daniel Ahmad tweeted that the remaster “will be announced next week” and could be included as a part of the upcoming PlayStation Showcase happening on September 9th.
First released on the Xbox 360 back in 2010, the game follows best-selling thriller novelist Alan Wake as he tries to uncover the mystery behind his wife’s disappearance during a vacation in the small fictional town of Bright Falls, Washington.
Blending elements of Stephen King, Lovecraft and episodic television, the original game drew much acclaim and scored both a standalone spin-off (“Alan Wake’s American Nightmare”) and a semi-sequel in the form of DLC for “Control” which confirmed both games are set in the same universe.