Remedy Games have released a short teaser for Alan Wake's American Nightmare that shows off resident psychopath, Mr. Scratch, enjoying his insanity far too much to be healthy. No gameplay footage is on offer, but it is a disturbing look at Wake's "evil double."
Alan Wake's American Nightmare will release on February 22nd on Xbox Live Arcade.Click here to read more...
Whatever it is, the new members of staff will be working with Remedy's own bespoke engine that powered both Alan Wake and upcoming XBLA title American Nightmare, with hopes that the new recruits will be instrumental "in taking our artificial intelligence, character & enemy behaviour to the next level".
Remedy have stated time and time again that American Nightmare is "not a sequel", so could this be early signs of a full return for the jumpy novelist? [via Gamerzines]
Alan Wake's next adventure is all set for a big reveal at the VGAs this weekend, but has Remedy flip-flopped on the subtitle Night Springs? That's according to Siliconera, who've stumbled on a German rating boards listing for Alan Wake: American Nightmare. It's rated 16+ on the Xbox 360, and we've very little doubt it's the same game Keighley was referring to in regards to the VGA reveal.
However, up until now, we'd all thought it had been subtitled Night Springs, in reference to the fictional in-game TV show Wake often glimpsed in the first game. Is American Nightmare simply the European title Microsoft thought would irk their native fanbase? Or does this name change apply to all versions? All will be revealed on Saturday evening. [Siliconera]
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.Click here to read more...
Despite the original's lackluster success, Remedy appears to be moving forward with an Alan Wake sequel. The
overly linear and repetitive Twin Peaks-inspired action-adventure game released last year to a middling critical and commercial reception, but Remedy appear undeterred in their work, with a flurry of job posts on their official site looking for staff to work on a "AAA console project" and the "next iteration of Remedy's unique world-class rendering engine that was previously used in Alan Wake".
We've heard rumblings of a sequel to Remedy's Alan Wake for months now. The obvious choice of publisher appeared to be Microsoft, who had secured exclusive rights for the original. Not so, however, according Microsoft's Phil Spencer, who reveals Microsoft has not signed up for Alan Wake 2, and to the best of his knowledge, neither has anyone else.Click here for more
Alan Wake was already decidedly David Lynchian, what with its shady plot and eclectic cast, but now Finnish developers Remedy are getting positively barmy with their teasing of the next adventure. According to their head of franchise development, Oskari Hakkinen, more Alan Wake "is coming", but it won't be Alan Wake 2 or DLC? Suffice to say, we're baffled.Click here to read more...