The announcement of Alan Wake 2 at the 2021 Game Awards finally confirmed what fans of the original Alan Wake and Control have been anticipating for at least a couple of years. But after scouring Remedy Entertainment’s trailer for clues about the upcoming return to the world of Alan Wake more than 10 years after the original’s release, it seems possible Remedy isn’t just teasing one game, but two.
The Alan Wake 2 trailer is littered with callbacks, references, and hints to Alan Wake and Control that seem to indicate where the story is headed. But one of those references suggests this could be the middle part of a three-part story. The hint appears in the trailer’s city portion, in one of the neon signs adorning the street near where Alan stands in the distance.
If you check the sign on the right side of the street in both city portions, you can see it includes the letters “Init” and “ion,” with the middle letters blocked. But if you’ve been paying attention to the hints littering what Remedy now refers to as the Remedy Connected Universe of games, you can puzzle out what’s being spelled: “Initiation.”
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