Alan Wake 2 third-person camera and lead actor confirmed
Alan Wake 2 will maintain the third-person perspective and bring Matthew Porretta back in the lead role.
Just below you can see a tweet from studio director and writer / director Sam Lake earlier today on December 14. In the tweet itself, Lake reveals that Alan Wake 2 will retain the typical third-person camera perspective used by Remedy Games. , as well as by recruiting American actor Matthew Porretta for the role of Wake.
Thank you for being as excited about Alan Wake 2 as we are ❤️🔥🔦. Some easy clarifications before sinking to continue the work. Yes, this is a 3rd person game. Yes, Ilkka Villi and Matthew Porretta are returning as Alan Wake. #AlanWake @alanwake @remedygames pic.twitter.com/8UvzXGgKdEDecember 14, 2021
None of these details ultimately come as a huge surprise to Alan Wake 2, but it’s nonetheless solid confirmation of what to expect from the sequel to come. Porretta’s return for the role of Wake is a treat, especially after his absorbing turn as Doctor Caspar Darling in Control, where he took on the role of the character in a live-action tour.
It’s also a relief that Remedy is sticking to the third-person camera, given how glamorous their last few matches are. Alan Wake, Quantum Break, and Control all used a ‘shoulder’ camera perspective for their adventures, and the result was thrilling action in every game, especially in Control, which ultimately won the Game of the Award. Gamesradar Year for 2019.
Remedy just unveiled Alan Wake 2 earlier this month at the 2021 Game Awards in LA Unlike the original game, this sequel becomes a complete survival horror, with a gritty trailer revealing a bloodied Wake. Based on the sounds of Lake’s new tweet, it looks like we’ll be waiting quite a while before we hear anything more from the highly anticipated sequel.
Check out our Alan Wake 2 theories of history feature for more on what to expect from Remedy’s next game.