Alan Wake Series Will Continue

By Pete Haas 2012-02-10 13:51:13 discussion comments
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Later this month Remedy Entertainment will release Alan Wake on the PC and Alan Wake's American Nightmare on Xbox Live Arcade. That won't be the end of the series, though. Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne says that they'll "certainly continue" with Wake.

Based on the interview, it sounds like the next Wake might be, like American Nightmare, a downloadable game.

"Hopefully, we'll have one or two surprises," Myllyrinne told Joystiq. "I don't know, I'm loving the digital [distribution] side and we'll see how that evolves, but just being able to give people quick access to bite-size chunks of gaming is maybe more fun than working for years and years -- taking the phone offline and closing the shutters-- at least, this way, you're able to react much more quickly to people's desires and wishes."

American Nightmare, due on February 22nd, is not a sequel but rather a standalone story. Author Alan Wake finds himself trapped in a television episode he wrote long ago. Much like the town of Bright Falls in the original Wake, Night Springs is being slowly taken over by a dark force that only Wake can defeat.

The sales of Nightmare and the PC version of Steam will obviously play some role in Remedy's plans for the future. Myllyrinne believes that these titles will perform well enough to make another Wake possible, though.

"I don't know. I don't know if that would dictate it," he said when asked about their sales goal. "If it bombs [laughs], then that's certainly a signal, but we're fairly confident that it'll do well. We'll certainly continue with Wake. Right now we're focusing on getting the PC out next week, then getting American Nightmare out. And it's too early to talk about what our next move is, but we've obviously put things into motion."

Alan Wake will hit the PC with 3D support on February 16th.
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