Alan Wake 2‘s The Darkish Place trailer appeared final night time (August 22) as a part of the Gamescom Opening Night time Reside present, and followers have been despatched right into a frenzy when it appeared that Max Payne can be a personality within the new survival horror.
Launched in Treatment Leisure‘s shooter sequence of the identical identify, Max Payne is a detective and an undercover member of the mafia in New York Metropolis. Although he’s voiced by James McCaffrey, he’s portrayed by Sam Lake within the authentic sport, and Lake is the author of Alan Wake and the director of Alan Wake 2.
Within the newest trailer, a personality voiced by James McCaffrey and portrayed by Sam Lake slams Alan Wake in opposition to a wall and accuses him of being each a killer and cult chief. The similarities have been clearly inconceivable to disregard and followers began to theorise that that is Max Payne, or as a minimum, a throwaway reference to the detective. Test it out beneath:
Nevertheless, Lake squashed the hypothesis in an interview with Leisure Weekly. “The simple, clear reply is that, out of our previous video games, Max Payne and Quantum Break aren’t a part of the Treatment Linked Universe. They don’t seem to be a part of Treatment’s plans,” he stated.
“That being stated, in a purely speculative, Easter egg type of method, I do love the concept of enabling our viewers to provide you with theories. I don’t wish to shoot them down on that stage,” admitted Lake. “We’re making questions doable and giving concepts to those that they will then type their very own theories. I believe that’s very a lot a part of the enjoyable.”
The character that assaults Alan Wake is in reality the Darkish Place’s interpretation of FBI agent Alex Casey. Casey is partnered with Saga Anderson, the opposite playable protagonist of the sequel, once they examine the occasions of Vibrant Falls and Watery.
Curiously, Alex Casey is one among Alan Wake’s fictional characters from his personal sequence of novels, and Treatment Leisure hinted on the character’s involvement a number of instances earlier than Alan Wake 2.
Not too long ago, writer Epic Video games revealed that Alan Wake 2 can be delaying its launch date by 10 days.