“The Writer” DLC for Alan Wake coming October 12

We’ve already told you why the first Alan Wake DLC, “The Signal,” set a dangerous precedent. But if there’s anything our new favorite tortured author is used to, it’s danger.

“The Writer” DLC promises to conclude the events from “The Signal”. Never mind that the first downloadable episode promised to do the same with the original game. Well, whatever the case, we’re expecting the same trippy goodness that kept us entertained in the first.

What has changed, however, is that rather than attempting to understand the dark reality enthralling him, Alan must fight back against it. Guided by Thomas Zane, the mysterious diver, Wake struggles to regain his sanity or risk losing himself to the dark forever. Check out the trailer:

We're told that the world of “The Writer” will be “more imaginative and surprising than ever, featuring impressive and atmospheric environments that illustrate precisely how far from his comfort zone Wake has been taken, and how dangerous the threat that haunts him truly is.”

The DLC will be available October 12th on Xbox LIVE for 560 MS points. What do you think - worth the buy?

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  • FinnishTurska87 - September 29, 2010 4:27 p.m.

    Damn this game was fun to play, but the first DLC was just lame....Hope the second one will straighten things out...@phoenix_wings: Damn you read my mind :D
  • TheComedian823 - September 28, 2010 8:42 p.m.

    all this mystical word crap makes it look like a gritty reboot of scribblenauts. "The Writer" will have alan wake fight back with the help of ADJECTIVES.
  • Redeater - September 28, 2010 6:16 p.m.

    Alright I am posting again to bump up the # of comments. This article has been on the front page for over 15 hours and only 4 comments. I know Alan Wake isn't popular but wow.
  • Redeater - September 28, 2010 2:19 a.m.

    Oh boy I hope it involves more collecting of random nonsense items and no plot growth like the last dlc. Don't get me wrong I love Alan Wake but aside from some interesting gameplay that last dlc did nothing to further the story.
  • ThreeEyedPanda - September 28, 2010 2:08 a.m.

    Oh my god I can't wait, I love Alan Wake. Like phoenix_wings I would love some closure to this story.
  • phoenix_wings - September 28, 2010 12:57 a.m.

    Totally worth it....hopefully. I really want some closure on this story, but also understand that sometimes the best stories are those whose endings are open to interpretation.
  • oufour - September 28, 2010 12:35 a.m.

    20 bucks says he was eaten by a kraken and is moving around it's head.

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