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Remedy: Don’t judge the upcoming XBLA Alan Wake by its platform

Remedy has urged fans not judge its upcoming Alan Wake sequel until they know more about the title. Engaging in a forum discussion with players worried the XBLA title wouldn't offer the AAA experience associated with the Alan Wake brand after last year's eagerly-anticipated debut, the developer cautioned fans not to assume too much.

Above: Flashlights? Let's go out on a limb and say the new game will have 'em

“You're assuming a lot based on the platform [the new game] is on,” a rep cautioned skeptics: “wait for the official announcement before making up your mind.” Mikko Rautalahti, one of the series' writers, stressed no official info could be given, but advised patience: “I think I can say without any hyperbole that we've definitely got you covered on [the value for money] front. Of course it's still up to you whether you like it, but maybe you'd like to, y'know, see something about the game before you pronounce it horrible?”

Both were immediately taken for emergency tutoring in How The Internet Works. Hopefully they'll have completed their education by the time of the Spike TV's VGAs, when the game will be officially announced.

8 comments

  • TricksterJ - November 6, 2011 2:54 a.m.

    Just give us Alan Wake 2!
  • chad-munn - November 5, 2011 7:37 a.m.

    Has there been some negative feedback on this game from somewhere? Every site/announcement I've seen on this has been extremely positive across the board. I'm VERY excited for Alan Wake ANYTHING and so have the other readers (from what I've personally seen) so I don't know if they're shooting off warning shots or actually responding to nay sayers. It's like this; Haters are gonna hate, but fans will remain loyal until there's concrete evidence to turn them away. I think Alan Wake is safe (Well... Alan's never safe but his games are).
  • Meleedragon27 - November 4, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    I know I should wait until more information is available, but... it's just hard to have high expectations considering how the first game was released at retail and this is going the more "digital" route, where the games are typically smaller. While a smaller game isn't exactly a bad thing, per se, I can't help but think this sequel will feel downgraded as a result. Maybe my feelings will change when there's more infomation.
  • chad-munn - November 5, 2011 7:39 a.m.

    Really? Crysis 1. A library of 60+ games in the Games on Demand library. Shadow Complex. There is a whole new medium of game delivery and Digital Download is going to be the next generation method of choice. This- this is just a step ahead of the curve.
  • Tymiegie - November 4, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    I don't understand why people would be predicting the game would be horrible. Plenty of XBLA games are amazing and high quality. It will probably just be a little shorter and cheaper. I'm pretty excited. Can't wait to see what they do with it. The second DLC episode of Alan Wake was great; hopefully it takes what they did there and expands upon it.
  • Fox_Mulder - November 4, 2011 4:01 p.m.

    Wow, Mikko really owned those skeptics out there. I have full faith in this game, as I loved the "Nights Springs" spoof on The Twilight Zone. Maybe it's a spin off or a continuation of the main story. Either way I'll buy it. If it is like OG Alan Wake, I hope they add a few things to spice the combat up a bit. That said, as repetitive as the combat was, even on Nightmare I was still having fun with it and that translated into the well-done but kind of short DLC.
  • crumbdunky - November 4, 2011 4:48 p.m.

    I don't always feel DLC is a con but, to me, the DLC for the original game really should have come with the disc at release as it just seemed like it SHOULD have been there to add things the game itself badly lacked and would have meant a much better, more well rounded(and rounded off) Alan Wake experience. I felt it added to a few aspects of the game which, had they been in the full game, would have helped with both story and variety of gameplay in a game crying out for a bit of closure AND a bit more than the meat and spuds gameplay we got on the disc-it never got anywhere and the DLC being part of the actual game would have, erm, remedied that for my mind. With this in mind I just hope they continued their post release form as, imho, the post game stuff as of a better quality than the game alone and who knows, yet, what roads this is headed down.

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