Meet Special Agent Saga Anderson
How’s this for a hero shot? Feeling like it’s pulled right out of The X-Files, the game’s second playable character, FBI Special Agent Saga Anderson is introduced. We’ll see her starring in her own gameplay moments soon after this shot in the trailer, but here we get to see another neat detail: her very cozy knit sweater. It seems an odd apparel choice for an FBI agent, arguably even mom-like.
I don’t think this sweater holds any deeper lore significance, but I do think it helps us start to understand Saga as a character. She’s said to be a brilliant criminal profiler, and I don’t doubt she is, but her sweater reveals a side of her that is a little less self-serious than you might expect given her job. I can’t wait to meet her.
As for the narration, we learn something else important in this moment: Special Agent Nightingale, who was hounding Alan for much of the first game, assuming the city slicker was the cause of all the town’s ongoing problems, is dead. It’s his death that Saga is there to investigate. In the original game, we last saw him after seemingly becoming taken over by the Dark Presence, but unlike Alan, he was not in the Dark Place. He seemed to be another Taken–the name for those claimed by the Dark Presence who, in gameplay terms, represent the enemy faction. What happened to Nightingale? That’s for Saga–and the players–to determine.