Thursday, September 9, 2021

Alan Wake Remastered Screenshots Show Off the Cult Classic's Glow-Up

Amazon UK's store page briefly showed off a number of Alan Wake Remastered screenshots today (September 9) alongside its listing for the game.

As spotted by Wario64 and reported by wccftech, an Amazon UK listing briefly showed off screenshots for the upcoming remaster of Alan Wake as well as a price for the game (£24.99) and its box art. Despite the page recently being taken down, IGN was able to access the listing and verify that the screenshots were shown across the store page for a period of time.

As displayed in a comparative tweet by @BenjiSales, the screenshots across the site showed off some impressive graphical improvements to the title, which originally launched for Xbox 360 in 2010.

Further screenshots of the title were put together by Wario64 on Twitter and appear to show improvements to a range of the game's features including deeper color tones, fuller foliage and environment textures, more realistic players models, and improvements to the game's tone and lighting. Screenshots of the title's upcoming box art for PlayStation 5 were also captured.

With the Amazon UK page quickly being taken down, it is fair to say that the screenshots almost certainly shouldn't have been shared in the first place. If that is to be the case, then this wouldn't be the first leak to affect the game in recent weeks. Remedy and Epic's reveal of the cult classic's remaster officially became public knowledge on September 7. However, only a week prior, a leak spotted through a Taiwanese store listing provided speculation that the title would be launching in October. While the official reveal did not include a release date, the previously leaked store listing suggested that the game would come out on October 5.

For more on Alan Wake, make sure to check out our review of the original game where we gave the title a 9/10 and said that it did a "great job of mixing elements of written work, television, and video games to create an experience full of scares, laughs, and thrills that's just as fun to play as it is to watch."

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.


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