A remaster of Alan Wake might be coming next month, according to a new store listing.
Back in June, Alan Wake Remastered appeared alongside Final Fantasy 7 Remake within Epic Games Store backend data. Now, a little over two months later, listings for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox versions of Alan Wake Remastered have appeared on Taiwanese store, Rakuten Taiwan, as spotted by Wario64 on Twitter.
— Wario64 (@Wario64) September 4, 2021
The links Wario64 posted no longer take you to the Alan Wake Remastered listings, but before the links were changed, IGN was able to visit each link and verify that each took you to a Rakuten Taiwan listing for the game. Below are screenshots of the PS4, PS5, and Xbox listings for Alan Wake Remastered.
As you can see in the screenshots above, the listings seem to suggest an October 5 release date. Industry analyst, Daniel Ahmad, replied to Wario64 on Twitter about an hour after Wario64 posted the links to seemingly confirm that Alan Wake Remastered is real.
"Will be announced next week," Ahmad said.
"[Next] week" might seem random, but Ahmad could be alluding to the upcoming 2021 PlayStation Showcase happening next week on September 9. The listings do show a PlayStation 5 version and the showcase is set to go over the "future of PS5." Perhaps Alan Wake Remastered is in that future.
Of course, this could just be coincidence and Alan Wake Remastered might be announced at a different time independent of the 2021 PlayStation Showcase next week.
While waiting to see if Alan Wake Remastered is actually real, read about how the game appeared in Epic Games Store data back in June and then read our thoughts on the recent Control-Alan Wake crossover in IGN's Control: AWE Expansion review. Check out our thoughts on the original Alan Wake in IGN's Alan Wake review after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.