If you’re a fan of the psychological survival video game Alan Wake, then you might be in for a nice surprise. Apparently, the game will actually benefit from a sequel sometime in the near future.
According to a European trademark application filed three days ago at the European Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, Remedy Entertainment has decided to develop a new project on the same storyline and it will be called “Alan Wake’s Return”.
With the name being officially trademarked, the company will be the only one legally entitled to use it for games software, toys, television productions and any other similar business activity.
In November 2015 the creative director of Remedy Entertainment, Sam Luke was asked by American mag Game Informer whether there will be an Alan Wake 2 on the market, to which he responded with a short “Yes”.
Fans have been waiting for years to get their hands on a sequel, however with Quantum Break being in its final stages of development and set to be released in April, it is no wonder that the game developers decided to postpone this concept.
For those of you who haven’t played it already, Alan Wake is a psychological survivor horror game created by Remedy Entertainment and brought to the public by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released for Xbox 360 in 2010 and for Microsoft Windows in 2012.
The main character is a bestselling writer who hasn’t been able to create anything for the last two years. In order to dissipate his lack of inspiration, Alan’s wife takes him to a small town called Bright Falls, but things don’t quite go as planned.
When they arrive there, Alice (his wife) disappears and the writer finds himself trapped inside one of his twisted horror stories, which he cannot even remember creating.
In order to escape, he has to find the pages of his book, discover what is going on and find his wife before a dark entity traps him for good.
This game is certainly not a conventional one, as it is structured like a television series, with each narrative broken down into several episodes.
Some critics remark upon the game’s atmosphere as being a weird combination between an Alfred Hitchcock movie and a Steven King book, mixed with the television show Lost.
In terms of survival tools, the developers have equipped you with a flashlight as the most instrumental piece to your survival. You will also make use of flares and vehicle headlights in order to spot potential enemies and ultimately make them vulnerable.
All in all, the game provides a good dose of mystery and it should make for some interesting Thursday night relaxation, so make sure to check it out and give us your comments.
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