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[edit] Background

It's exactly what Alan Wake fans want -- more Alan Wake. Alan Wake's American Nightmare is about as close to a sequel as Remedy can provide without calling the game Alan Wake 2. However, due to the nature of Alan Wake's predicament, the game plays like more of a side-story or support chapter to the overall Alan Wake epic. That also means that Remedy was able to really take some liberties with storytelling in American Nightmare.

Alan Wake's American Nightmare is the journey of Alan Wake entering the world of the television show Night Springs, which is basically and alternate reality version of The Twilight Zone. Wake will jump from episode to episode attempting to hunt down Mr. Scratch, a dark and twisted version of Alan that will stop at nothing to destroy everything Alan loves.

Mechanically, American Nightmare plays very similarly to the original Alan Wake, thought perhaps with a greater focus on adventure features. Alan has to solve various puzzles to trigger story progression, intermingled with fighting sequences where Alan has to burn away enemies' darkness and then shoot them to death. After complaints in the original that shooting was repetitive and mundane, American Nightmare goes out of its way to add an arcade-like feel to gun-play. That means more weapons, more enemies, and additional objectives to ensure every fight feels unique and fun.

Alan Wake's American Nightmare is currently available on PC and Xbox 360. It may very well be the last Alan Wake game released.

[edit] Hardware Info

OS:Windows XP SP2
Processor:Dual Core 2GHz Intel or 2.8GHz AMD
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:DirectX 10 compatible with 512MB RAM
Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible

OS:Windows 7
Processor:Quad Core 2.66GHz Intel or 3.2GHz AMD
Memory:4 GB RAM
Graphics:DirectX 10 compatible or later with 1GB RAM
Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible

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Alan Wake's American Nightmare locales showcased in lovely concept art

Artwork from the artists at Remedy Entertainment

May 18, 2012, by Lydia Sung | 2 comments
Alan Wake developer hiring for "future generation consoles”

Another day, another "next-gen" job listing

May 11, 2012, by Zak Islam | 2 comments
Alan Wake's American Nightmare PC arrives late-May, debut trailer out

A lot sooner than we expected

May 08, 2012, by Lydia Sung | 1 comment
Steam registry files portend Alan Wake: American Nightmare for PC

Hopefully doesn't turn into your typical console-port nightmare

Apr 24, 2012, by Rory Young | 1 comment
Alan Wake developer speaks of accomplishments and possible future

"Cult classic" won't stay lost in the dark

Mar 13, 2012, by Susan Schreck | 0 comments
Alan Wake's American Nightmare launch trailer arms Alan with a crossbow, highlights enemies and places

Lot of axe murderers running around in Night Springs

Feb 17, 2012, by Lydia Sung | 3 comments

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Release Dates
  • North America: Feb 22, 2012
  • Europe:
    • Jun 29, 2012 (PC)
    • Q1 2012 (XBOX360)
  • Australia: Nov 15, 2012
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