Of all the horror themed Xbox 360 games I've played, Alan Wake stands out as one of my favorites. So it very much excites me to report on a rumor that has been floating around the web for the last week or so. It would seem as though Remedy is prepping some sort of Alan Wake sequel, but according to the lead developer, Oskair Hakkinen, the project is neither a sequel or DLC content for the first one.
So this begs the question, what the hell do they have in store for us then? Well apparently according to IGN.com and some other video game websites, the project will be an Alan Wake spin-off entitled, Alan Wake: Night Springs. The game is supposedly being developed as an Xbox Live Arcade title. Interesting eh? For those of you who haven't played Alan Wake, "Night Springs" is a show within Alan's world that is a nod to "The Twilight Zone" (the game also has a huge reference to "Twin Peaks" in that you search for collectible coffee thermos' sic?) The cool thing about the episodes in the game were that you could actually view them as short cut scene videos, and before you ask, yes they were amazing!!! The nice thing about the timing of this rumor is that E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is happening next week. (this thing is like the granddaddy of video game expos) E3 is where all of the companies basically debut all of their new projects for the upcoming year, so hopefully there will be some sort of confirmation as to what is going on with this project. If you want to support Remedy games, please do yourself a favor and pick up Alan Wake as soon as you can, you won't be sorry. Oh and click on this link to visit them - Remedy Games - For any ghouls who still have no idea what Alan Wake is or want to know more you can read my review from last year by clicking right here. One more thing I'd like to share with everyone is the prequel movie to Alan Wake. This movie was part of the promotional campaign to help create hype for the game, and again you'll see the Twilight Zone and Twin Peaks inspiration within the film. Don't worry if the movie doesn't make sense, the game doesn't either! (but that's ok, hopefully the spin-off will help explain things or maybe we'll get some sequels one day!)
Alan Wake: Bright Falls