Fight Off the Dark in Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Ah, a launch trailer. We’re not too far off from fighting Mr. Wake’s machinations, now. On February 22nd, you can snatch up Remedy’s downloadable (but not “bite-sized”) entry to the Wake universe, American Nightmare, for 1200 MS points ($15 bucks to people living on Earth) on Xbox Live Arcade.
No, it’s not Part Two, but if you squint, you...
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (XBLA)
If it doesn’t feel distinctive to the franchise or distinctive to us, then we probably shouldn’t be doing it, because it’s not like we need a re-iteration of everything that’s been done before.
- Matthias Myllyrinne, Remedy Entertainment, in an interview with Complex
February 22nd marks the return of Alan Wake, but expect a different take on the writer’s career-come-alive. The dark, plodding pace of the full fledged original is morphed into a speedier, action oriented XBLA title. The creators point out that this is because Alan’s TV scripts for Night Springs have jumped from the page to whomp on him instead of the slower, more brooding psychological fare that spilled from his novels.
Have writer’s block? Alan Wake suggests firing upon public servants to get the creative juices flowing.
Apparently the claim that Alan Wake’s Night Springs is a full fledged successor to Remedy’s 2010 original (albeit in downloadable form) has been greatly exaggerated.