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Alan Wake XBLA "Effectively Alan Wake 2"

Felix Kemp
Alan Wake, Alan Wake 2, Alan Wake's Night Springs, VGA Awards

Alan Wake XBLA "Effectively Alan Wake 2"

Set For Big Reveal At The VGAs

So, we all but know that Remedy's oft-rumored followup to the critically divisive Alan Wake is set to be released on Xbox Live Arcade, under the subtitle of Night Springs. The title wasn't a critical nor commercial success, despite Microsoft banking a lot of capital on just such an outcome. And with Remedy settling on a digital release, we were expecting Night Springs to be a tangential advance rather than a full-blown sequel. Right? Not so, according to the Video Game Awards organizer Geoff Keighley.

"I've seen the game," Keighley told Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb, regarding Alan Wake: Night Springs, set for its debut unveiling at the VGAs. "I've seen the trailer we're showing, and even though it's going to be a downloadable game, it's not a small game." Remedy had been flip-flopping on quite what the next Alan Wake game constituted, with many expecting a mobile or iOS announcement. Now, however, that doesn't look so likely.

"I mean, it effectively is, I think, Alan Wake 2 when you really look at it and look what they're doing with that game," Keighley went on to explain. He was particularly effusive about Night Spring's "really ambitious, beautiful technology", and is adamant that "people are going to be really excited about it". All will become clear on Saturday when the VGAs commence. [Major Nelson Podcast]

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