13 years since Alan Wake, and Remedy Entertainment is returning to the franchise in what they're calling their most ambitious game yet, Alan Wake 2. While the original Alan Wake is more psychological horror than it is survival horror, Remedy has made the decision to lean into more traditional survival horror elements in Alan Wake II. That means some combat and inventory management that will be very familiar to Resident Evil fans.
The game features two protagonists, the titular Alan Wake and FBI agent Saga Anderson, and you'll split your time in the game 50/50 between them. Long story short - Alan Wake is trapped in the Dark Place trying to write himself a new reality to escape while Saga Anderson’s murder investigation gets increasingly supernatural, with the dead coming to life and other occult things happening.
The sequel adds a new area called the Mind Place. It is the idea of a mind palace manifested, which can be visited at any moment in the game, allowing you to deduce what you may need to do next with the clues you found. In it, there is a big board full of pictures, notecards, and more all connected by a classic red string.