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...
Good news, Alan Wake fans. Microsoft corporate shill Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has confirmed that the next Alan Wake game will be a "fully standalone experience and released on Xbox Live"... and even more excitingly, XBLAFans claim to have seen it in action. According to their rumour and authentic-looking screenshot, the downloadable offering is entitled Alan Wake's Night Springs, and it features a mode called "Arcade Action" as well as a story campaign. I just hope that it isn't going to be a twinstick shooter.
Regardless, the new Alan Wake title is set for reveal at the upcoming VGAs. We'll shine a torch on it nearer the time.