Alan Wake 2’s first expansion arrives tomorrow

Sam Lake on stage at Summer Game Fest 2024.
(Image credit: Summer Game Fest)

Survival horror game fans are absolutely feasting on some seriously juicy reveals during Summer Game Fest 2024 including some new details about upcoming horror game Slitterhead and the announcement of the first bit of new expansion content for the superb Alan Wake 2

The Night Springs expansion will feature three episodes each centered around alternate versions of characters from Alan Wake 2 or other titles by developer Remedy Entertainment. This includes the arrival of Jesse Faden, the protagonist of Control, who we see fighting shadowy creatures in a twisted version of Bright Falls.

Best of all, you won't need to wait very long for the expansion as it will be available tomorrow (June 8, 2024). It is included as part of the Alan Wake 2 Deluxe Edition or the Deluxe Upgrade if you already own the base game. The arrival of the expansion comes alongside the announcement of new physical editions of both the standard and deluxe versions of the game, which is fantastic news for collectors eager to get their hands on a tangible version of the previously digital-only release.

We were big fans of the base game in our Alan Wake 2 review when it released in October last year, calling it a “once-in-a-generation scarefest” and praising its beautiful art direction and thought-provoking story. It currently sits right at the top of our guide to the best horror games and if you enjoy creepy games but haven't yet experienced it for yourself, the imminent arrival of this DLC means that now could be the perfect time.

Alan Wake 2 is currently available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC.

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Dashiell Wood
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