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