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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Media Roundup 06/02/2012

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The media train continues with some fantastic coverage of Alan Wake's American Nightmare in the leadup to it's release on February 22nd on Xbox Live Arcade! See below for the latest previews and interviews in our media roundup for February 6th 2012.


Alan Wake's American Nightmare - Dev Diary 1 - IGN

Alan Wake Creates Terror in Wide Open Spaces - IGN

"Fighting a single Taken in Alan Wake was exciting. So finding yourself surrounded on all sides by the evil creatures in the middle of the desert marks a new kind of scary. Can you survive the encounter? The landscape, enemy count, and hulking-size of American Nightmare's enemies make claustrophobia a fear of the past."

HANDS ON with Alan Wake's American Nightmare! - NewChallenger

Alan Wake's American Nightmare Preview - GameZone

" Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, more than anything, is an opportunity that the developers have taken to have a little fun with their darkness-plagued hero, and if my time with the game was any indication, that fun will transfer over to the players quite nicely."

Skyrim's Creation Kit, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Dragon's Dogma, and Steam on your phone! - Destructoid Show

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Preview - GameRevolution

"Even not having played the original Alan Wake, I can affirm that American Nightmare is a compelling experience that anyone can jump into and enjoy from the get-go without needing prior knowledge of the series. At the same time, while it’s a side story, it appeared to contain enough ties to the original game (a radio lets you catch up on what other characters from the first game are doing while Wake is stuck in Dark Springs) to keep fans hooked. The story is compelling but optional enough to let the player choose their own level of involvement with it. I only played the first thirty minutes-or-so of the game, but it definitely sunk its hooks into me. It will be hard to let go once it arrives February 22, 2012 for 1200 Microsoft Points."

CES 2012: Games - Inside Xbox

American Horror Story - GameDynamo

"The increased focus on action does not mean that the story will be forgotten. Fortunately, it is as head-scratching as ever. In this world, fiction becomes reality, and writer Wake has the unique ability in reshaping reality through his texts. Your adversary is a constantly taunting maniac version of Wake himself, portrayed through live-action video that streams in the game's television sets. Luckily, the wait for Alan Wake's American Nightmare, and the opportunity to wrap your hands around frenetic gameplay and your head around its unhinged story, isn't too far off."

Ask GameSpot: Alan Wake's American Nightmare - GameSpot

9 New Alan Wake PC Screenshots

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We've just released 9 new Alan Wake PC screenshots! You can seem them, in all their hi-res glory, below!

Alan Wake is coming home!

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Launch Details for the PC Version of the Critically Acclaimed Psychological Action Thriller “Alan Wake” 

HELSINKI; FINLAND (February 2nd 2012)- That’s right folks. We’ve obtained the PC publishing rights, and we’re putting them to good use – Remedy Entertainment Ltd. is proud to announce that Alan Wake will finally be available on PCs through Steam on February 16th and soon afterwards through other popular digital channels. Additionally, a boxed retail version of the game is coming soon. Steam pricing is confirmed as follows: $29.99 (game + DLCs) and $34.99 (LCE). Alan Wake is a highly anticipated title among PC gamers and it’s finally coming home – sorry for the wait! Boasting 3 BAFTA nominations and named Game of the Year by TIME Magazine, Alan Wake combines inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock, Twin Peaks and Lost – but you probably already know all that if you’ve been paying attention.  It’s a modern cult classic, praised by critics and fans alike as one of those game experiences that brings something unique, engaging to the table. We’re not just making that up, either:
  • ”Great entertainment ... a tough game to put down once you've started” – Oh, well, thanks Mr. IGN!
  • “Redefines interactive storytelling” – Hey, we appreciate it, Brian Crecente.
  • Alan Wake is a brilliant piece of storytelling and one that is going to stand out as an example of single-player gaming done right.” - Aww shucks,we love you too Worthplaying.
Very soon our PC friends can enjoy the gripping, intense storyline and kick-ass action as our troubled writer faces darkness with light as his only ally. (Well, okay, some guns, too.) It’s like something out of a nightmare – a small Washington town, a missing wife, a darkness that stalks the woods, and a strange horror novel that Wake can’t remember writing, but which seems to be coming true before his very eyes. PC gamers will face the darkness in stunning high-resolution graphics, refined and enhanced PC features and support for stereoscopic 3D and multiscreen.  “We’ve done our best to do justice to the PC version and do things the way they should be done for PC. The PC version looks absolutely beautiful. We’re bringing the game to life in a whole new way,” says Markus Mäki, CTO at Remedy.” With our history of PC titles, such as Max Payne, Max Payne 2 and Death Rally, Remedy has always wanted to bring a PC version of Alan Wake to the gamers’ fingertips. Now we can! We’re glad to be able to self-publish the title on Steam and work with Nordic Games to bring Wake to retail. We’re very proud of what we’ve done so far with Wake – but for gamers who’ve always wanted the “every setting maxed out” experience, the modern PC hardware takes Alan Wake to new heights… and we bring the high definition goods. Believe it: You’ve never seen Alan Wake looking like this. Can’t get enough Alan Wake? Don’t forget that the standalone spin off adventure, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, is coming to Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE Arcade on February 22 for 1200 MS Points. The Key PC Version Enhancements
  • Experience Alan Wake’s Pacific Northwest in higher resolutions and higher fidelity than ever before
  • Refined and fully configurable mouse and keyboard support (or if you prefer to play with the Microsoft gamepad connected to your PC, you can do that too!)
  • A wide selection of customizable graphics settings and support for 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios
  • Multithreaded engine that takes advantage of quad core CPUs
  • Additional features our fans have sought after, such as field of view adjustment as well as “hide HUD”.
  • Works with AMD Eyefinity 3D 3-screen mode
  • Works with NVIDIA NVISION2 Stereoscopic 3D
About Alan Wake In this story-driven and intense Psychological Action Thriller, players assume the role of Alan Wake, a best-selling suspense author suffering from writer's block, who escapes to a small town only to experience the mysterious disappearance of his wife. Set in the seemingly idyllic town of Bright Falls, Washington, Alan Wake draws players into an intense, cinematic world that enables them to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments. Alan Wake is structured in an episodic format, much like a thriller TV series, with a deeply engaging and suspenseful storyline unveiling plot twists and profound character revelations in nearly every episode. Players will unravel the riveting plot through multilayered character interactions, unique problem-solving and intense combat against the darkest of enemies. In this nightmarish world, where the boundaries between reality and fiction become increasingly blurred and ambiguous, Alan Wake must use a variety of weapons to survive, including his most powerful ally against the darkness - light itself.

About Remedy Entertainment Ltd.

Remedy Entertainment Ltd. is a privately held developer of state-of-the-art action games, game franchises and cutting edge 3D game technology. Remedy is based in Espoo, Finland. Their highly acclaimed games include Death Rally (PC, 1996), Max Payne (PC/Xbox/PS2, 2001) and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (PC/Xbox/PS2, 2003) Remedy’s latest creation, Alan Wake is a Psychological Action Thriller for Xbox360 & coming to PC in Feb 2012. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, a stand-alone expansion to the Alan Wake universe, is available on XBLA 22nd February 2012. For more information, please visit www.remedygames.com and www.alanwake.com

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare IGN Preview

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IGN have just posted up an awesome hands-on preview of our upcoming XBLA title, Alan Wake's American Nightmare!

Fighting a single Taken in Alan Wake was exciting. So finding yourself surrounded on all sides by the evil creatures in the middle of the desert marks a new kind of scary. Can you survive the encounter? The landscape, enemy count, and hulking-size of American Nightmare's enemies make claustrophobia a fear of the past.

Click here to read the rest of the preview!