Early 2012 is going to be a great time for survival horror fans. Not only are we expected to receive a trio of Silent Hill releases; Remedy Entertainment has also just announced its plans to release Alan Wake on PC during that launch window. This great news was just made official today, through press release means.
If you’re a PC gamer with an addition to creepy fiction, then this is a game you’ll definitely need to check out. Though, you might want to keep at least one light on.
Alan Wake tells the story of a best-selling author who is struggling through a lengthy bout of writer’s block. Like a lot of wordsmiths like to do when this occurs, he packs up everything and moves out to an idyllic country setting. Getting away from everything seems to be the best option, until his literary creations (of the unfriendly and shadow-based evil kind,) start to come to life. Threatening his wife’s safety and morality, the forces of darkness also have it in for the flashlight-wielding penman.
This PC release will include both of the Xbox 360 version’s downloadable content episodes: The Signal and The Writer.
You may also remember that Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is set to launch onto Xbox LIVE Arcade within the same “early 2012” launch window. We’ll keep you posted when we hear more about that project, or this second release.
Check out the first PC screenshot for Alan Wake above, as well as its announcement press release (below):
Remedy Entertainment is proud to announce the PC release of Alan Wake. Coming in early 2012, the game will give PC gamers the Alan Wake experience they have been patiently waiting for. Remedy is a developer with deep roots in the PC space (Death Rally and Max Payne 1 and 2), so the game will have the high resolution polish that longtime fans will expect.
The PC version of the game will also include The Signal and The Writer downloadable content.
Alan Wake tells the story of a best-selling writer suffering from writer’s block. He goes on vacation to the small town of Bright Falls with his wife, Alice, to gain back his creative flow. Shortly upon arrival, Wake finds himself trapped in a nightmare when his wife mysteriously goes missing. He keeps finding pages of a manuscript he apparently wrote, but can’t remember writing. The manuscript is coming true. An involving psychological action thriller, Alan Wake raises the bar in storytelling and creating a suspenseful cinematic experience.
Release window sound familiar? That’s because Alan Wake’s American Nightmare for Xbox Live Arcade will also be available in the first quarter of 2012! For more information and updates, please visit Facebook www.facebook.com/
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