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After confirming that Alan Wake was never coming to the PS3, Remedy Entertainment went on and brought the Xbox 360 exclusive to PC gamers. Even more than that, they brought the semi-sequel/pseudo spin-off to PC as well, Alan Wake's American Nightmare.
Remedy Entertainment sent out word today that Alan Wake's American Nightmare is now available on Steam and Good Old Games for the low-low budget price of only $14.99. What's more is that if you own the original Alan Wake, you get an extra %15 discount. I really don't think it gets any better than that.
This sort of day-one launch that is not only affordable but for a game that a lot of people didn't originally think was coming to PC is sort of like Remedy saying "Hey all, we want to show you our gratitude just for buying our products. And we're being the complete opposite of those douche bags who penalize you for buying their products. So whose products are you gonna buy?" It's an easy question to answer.
Matias Myllyrinne, CEO at Remedy commented in the press release about the game's availability on PC, saying...
“Our heritage is in developing PC games so naturally we’re thrilled to be bringing the newest Alan Wake story to PC gamers,” ... “We’ve worked hard to continue to make the experience worthwhile to fans that wait patiently for our PC releases, and we think they’ll agree this is an excellent addition.”
So long as it's not a shoddy port that suffers from consolitis or Games for Windows Live syndrome then most PC gamers are fairly grateful. The core PC gaming community has also undergone quite a bit of abuse from top-tier publishers with all that DRM, poor optimization and broken products...what's worse is that this is all on top of charging full retail prices for the products. That is beyond unacceptable.
Remedy, however, offers enhanced visuals, new game modes, better playability, improved optimization and even stereoscopic 3D support for their PC releases. Remedy's good graces to the PC community has not gone unrewarded, as the first time around Alan Wake sold a total of 2 million copies across the PC and Xbox 360 after the game released on Steam.
You can pick up a digital copy of Alan Wake's American Nightmare right now for only $14.99 or pay a visit to the Official Website to learn more about the game. If you want, you can also check out Gaming Blend's own review for Alan Wake's American Nightmare for the Xbox 360.