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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare awakens on Xbox Live early next year

We liked the original Alan Wake well enough, though after we finished it we were left wondering why a game in development for so long had so many shortcomings. After the original was announced a half-decade before going on sale, it looks like developer Remedy Games is taking a different approach with the downloadable sequel. According to the developer, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare will be available in the first quarter of next year.

Though no date was given in the above trailer, when Remedy posted it the description mentions the previously unknown release window of saying the game is “set to hit in Quarter 1, 2012.” To think that a sequel to Alan Wake will come out within three months of its reveal feels as crazy as the setting of A.Wake’s last adventure. The XBLA game takes place in Arizona, or an approximation of it that may or may not be in Wake’s head, as he chases down his evil double Mr. Scratch. We’ll know more about the game in coming weeks, so stay tuned for updates.

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6 comments

  • BertTheTurtle - December 13, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    Oh, wow. This looks amazing. Alan Wake is my favorite game, and I loved The Signal and The Writer, so I'm very confident in their abilities.
  • Canvas_Of_Flesh - December 12, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    Too bad this game sold so poorly. I absolutely loved it and hoped it would get an actual sequel.
  • Redeater - December 12, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    Actually turns out it didn't do so poorly after all. Google the stories if you are interested. I think this was reported a week or so ago.
  • Redeater - December 12, 2011 5:02 p.m.

    I just hope it is better than the 2 dlc packs. Both were pretty god awful in that they were pointless, explaining nothing and added nothing to the story. Can you hear me now?
  • michelle-garcia - December 12, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    I thought the 2 DLC were amazing. It may of not added much but at the end of the last DLC, it set up for the 2nd Alan Wake which is the important part of it all. So in short, they were needed in a weird way. Lol
  • Ace-Evil - December 12, 2011 4:28 p.m.

    This look's like it's going to be great! Can't wait for the release.The only downfall for me is there is not a pc version in the makes.And that being said even if it does come to the pc later,it will be some lousy import. Like GTA series on the pc,which was complete crap.

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