Alan Wake

Once rumored to be a no-show at E3, Max Payne developer Remedy wowed the Microsoft press briefing audience last week with a brilliant trailer for their new psychological thriller Alan Wake. Today, we got our hands on that footage and some fresh screens for the upcoming Xbox 360 and PC drama-fest.

The story centers on Alan Wake, a troubled writer who travels to the gorgeous rural town of Bright Falls, Washington to forget his past. Beset by nightmares caused by his fiancée's recent disappearance, Wake finds himself catching glimpses of the dark men who haunt his dreams - during the day.

His waking nightmares get even worse at night, and darkness is Wake's worst enemy. Light becomes a precious resource and the central element of the game: it's the only weapon that holds the dark men at bay.

Click on the movies and images tabs for a double shot of drama and unprecedented atmosphere. Alan Wake ships in 2007.

May 17, 2006