The latest Alan Wake 2 trailer that debuted during the PlayStation Showcase revealed you won't only be playing as the famous writer in the PS5 sequel, but also an FBI agent named Saga Anderson. Entirely new to the world of Alan Wake, she's recently moved to Brightfalls and is "a really capable investigator. She is a mom, a teller of bad puns — what's not to love?" asks principal narrative designer Molly Maloney.
A new video embedded above helps you get to know the new co-main character, detailing how she links into the story. Principal writer Clay Murphy adds: "We have this theme of duality and echoes in Alan Wake 2 so we needed a counter-point, like another perspective, in the game that would play off of Alan's as well as having a character located in the Pacific northwest so we could have both of those worlds present in the game and playable for the players."
Melanie Liburd is both the face and voice of Saga in Alan Wake 2, who says this is her first time lending her appearance and voicework to a video game. The British actress has also appeared in TV shows like Power and This Is Us. In the video, she said: "I'm excited for the world to see Saga because I think she's a brilliant role model and just to see a woman in this role — a woman of colour being a protagonist in a game — we don't see that often. And just to have a lifestyle that she has, doing her best to balance work and a family, I just think that's really relatable to a lot of people."
Alan Wake 2 releases for PS5 on 17th October 2023 as a digital-only release at a price of £49.99/$59.99. Are you looking forward to playing as Saga Anderson in the game? Let us know in the comments below.