Alan Wake 2: Shawn Ashmore Returns as Tim Breaker
Actor Shawn Ashmore, known for his role as Bobby Drake/Iceman in the X-Men film series, will be appearing in the highly anticipated Alan Wake 2. However, this won’t be Ashmore’s first collaboration with Remedy Entertainment, as fans of the studio may remember his portrayal of Jack Joyce in the 2016 game Quantum Break.
In the upcoming Alan Wake 2, Ashmore will be playing the character Tim Breaker. While details about Breaker’s role are still under wraps, it’s worth noting that he shares a name and occupation with Sarah Breaker, the sheriff from the original Alan Wake. This connection has sparked speculation among fans about the relationship between the two characters.
Alan Wake 2 creative director Sam Lake recently took to Twitter to share a video message from Ashmore, expressing his excitement to be working with Remedy again and his enthusiasm as a fan of the Alan Wake franchise. Ashmore also mentioned his anticipation for playing the sequel, which he has been eagerly waiting for since completing the first game years ago.
“I’m very excited to be part of the game with my friends at Remedy Entertainment,” says Ashmore in the video. “Our last adventure was Quantum Break, and me personally, I’ve been waiting to play Alan Wake 2 ever since I finished the first game I don’t know how many years ago. I’m sure there’s a lot of people out there that are as excited as I am. So please stay tuned. We’ll release more details about my character, Tim Breaker, and I hope you enjoy playing it. I know I will.”
Originally scheduled for release on October 17, Alan Wake 2 has been pushed back slightly and is now set to launch on October 27. The game features two protagonists, Alan Wake and FBI agent Saga Anderson, each embarking on their own journeys. Wake fights to escape The Dark Place while Anderson investigates a murder mystery in the Pacific Northwest.
For a glimpse of what to expect, you can watch the latest Gamescom 2023 trailer here. Additionally, our impressions of a Summer Game Fest demo featuring Saga can be found here.