Good news, horror fans. The dark and twisted literary surreality that we all love has made a return to the Xbox 360 in a brand new episode: Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. It’s available today for 1200 Microsoft Points, giving fans a several hour-long romp in the troubled writer’s shoes as he battles the darkness in remote Arizona. Gamers with nerves of steel can also challenge themselves in the game’s Fight ‘Till Dawn mode, where the goal is to survive increasingly difficult waves of enemies over a ten minute span.
To celebrate their hard work coming to fruition, Remedy Entertainment has released an atmospheric launch trailer for its downloadable nightmare.
We’re currently hard at work on an in-depth review of Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, which should be published in the very near future. Keep checking back for that, spook fans.
ALAN WAKE’S AMERICAN NIGHTMARE AVAILABLE ON XBOX LIVE ARCADE TODAY
HELSINKI, FINLAND – February 22, 2012 – Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios announced today that Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, their stand-alone digital spin-off adventure, is now available for 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE ® Arcade for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This downloadable adventure is a featured title in the third-annual Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party program, delivering the season’s biggest and best digital games. Featuring a thrilling pulp action adventure story mode and an all new “Fight till Dawn” arcade mode, American Nightmare will shine a new light on the world of Wake while appealing to fans and newcomers alike.
“With Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, we wanted to challenge the conventions of what makes an Xbox LIVE Arcade title” says Matias Myllyrinne, CEO of Remedy. “The game is a combination of pick-up-and-play arcade action that players expect out of an Xbox LIVE Arcade title, as well as a substantial pulp inspired single-player campaign that Remedy is known for.”
The single player campaign comes from the darkest corners of the ‘Night Springs’, a Twilight Zone inspired fiction. American Nightmare is an exaggerated and gritty rendering of that world – where the horrors of reality have the all too easy habit of coming true. When Wake becomes stuck in the alternate shadowed world of Night Springs, he must hunt down his evil doppelganger, Mr. Scratch, to find the answers. A supernatural serial killer, Scratch has his evil mind fixated on Wake’s wife, Alice, and even more horribly, Wake’s demise. To survive and thrive in the darkest of nights, Wake must learn to control reality itself and unravel the secret to Mr. Scratch’s demise with a trusty flashlight by his side and whatever weapon he can find.
The brand new “Fight till Dawn” arcade mode places Wake in the battle of his life. Players are tasked with surviving a full night of brutal onslaughts while racking up their score. With a myriad of new enemies to battle, Wake won’t have any trouble since he’ll have plenty of deadly options within his arsenal: old stalwarts like the flare gun, wild new favorites like the nail gun and old school Remedy favorites like the Uzi. Thankfully, safe havens and unlockable weapons litter the landscape, allowing for a momentary respite from the darkness. Surviving until dawn is only the beginning though, as online leaderboards pit friends head-to-head to see who the real champion of light is.
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is available now on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information, please visit: Facebook (www.facebook.com/alanwake) – Twitter (@Remedygames) and website: www.alanwake.com. Can’t get enough Alan Wake? Check out the recently released Alan Wake on PC via Steam for the high definition goods!
About Remedy Entertainment Ltd.
Remedy Entertainment Ltd. is a privately held developer of state-of-the-art action games, game franchises and cutting edge 3D game technology. Remedy is based in Espoo, Finland. Their highly acclaimed games include Death Rally (PC, 1996), Max Payne (PC/Xbox/PS2, 2001) and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (PC/Xbox/PS2, 2003) Remedy’s latest creation, Alan Wake is a Psychological Action Thriller for Xbox360 & coming to PC in Feb 2012. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, a stand-alone expansion to the Alan Wake universe, is available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 22nd February 2012. For more information, please visit www.remedygames.com and www.alanwake.com
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