RUMOR: Next Alan Wake Game Could Take Place in an Ordinary Town, Literally
Alan Wake was a game which met with little praise and audience on it’s launch but when it came to the PC with fully loaded DLC and proper steamworks and PC optimization the game was a major sell out (and in the good way) and then the American Nightmare followed shortly after it this time only releasing a few months later rather than a year or so. While the story of Alan Wake is easily one of the more intriguing stories I have ever played and has one of the best narratives I have ever heard in a game it seems that Alan Wake might be making a come back out of Bright Falls and coming to an Ordinary town named “Ordinary”.
Sam Lake; The Creative Director and writer over at Remedy who has worked on Alan Wake and Max Payne sent out a tweet that should make Alan Wake fans charge up their flash lights and ready their flare guns. Alan Wake may not be among the other AAA titles out there but there is a fan base out there that loves him just as much as other game franchises fans love their titles.
It seems that Sam Lake couldn’t hold his excitement in any longer as he released this clever tweet which you can view directly Here
It’s all true. “It will happen again, in another town, a town called Ordinary.” It’s happening now. bit.ly/N7bfBW
— Sam Lake (@SamLakeRMD) June 2, 2012
if you open the link mentioned in his tweet you are taken to the following story of a blogspot account titled “The House of Dreams” (All of the below has been taken from Here
I had another dream last night, and when I woke up, a real scare.
In the dream I was visiting the previous owner of my house at the nursing home, only in the dream the owner wasn’t a sweet old lady, he was a man, and he wasn’t old, he was a young man with a dark hair – very good looking in fact. I remember that he was wearing a funny jacket with old-fashioned elbow patches. I was there to find out about the shoebox, but he was very agitated and didn’t listen to me. The place was brightly lit, it was sunny outside, but he was still very anxious and wanted me to turn all the lights on. He kept going on about the place being too dark. I remember being certain that all the lights were on already, but that didn’t calm him down. In the end he was screaming for me to turn the lights on. I was also starting to freak out, starting to think that something horrible was coming to take us away, and that’s when I woke up. I was really thirsty, I got up from bed and went to get a glass of water. In the hallway, coming back, I suddenly saw a dark silhouette of a man outside the window. I must have screamed aloud. My heart stopped for a moment. I dropped the glass (luckily it didn’t break, it’s one of my favorites). I was really frightened. I rushed through the house, turning on all the lights. My first impulse was to dial 911, but after a moment that felt silly. I told myself that I must have imagined the whole thing, seen my own reflection in the window. Of course, with all the lights on inside, I couldn’t see anything outside anymore. I ended up calling a friend of mine, Joss, who lives nearby, waking him up. He was kind enough to come over and check the place. Bless him. Joss’s a real angel. There was no sign of anyone outside.
Today I’m definitely going buy some yard lights, I’ve been meaning to do that for some time already.
Fans of the will easily recognize Alan’s work and can safely say that this is definitely something Alan Wake WOULD narrate in his game, Considering how it ends with him buying “Yard Lights” and how he has been meaning to do that for some time now.
Either Sam is getting too attached to Alan or this is a tease to a new Alan Wake game. Hopefully this time we can see a proper XBOX 360 / PC release now that Remedy has realized that the PC sales can be just as good if not better than the XBOX 360 version.
It seems that Remedy has gone ahead and already registered Alanwake2.com, you can see the relevant information below taken from Here:
Remedy Entertainment, Ltd
ESPOO, FIN 02210
Domain Name: ALANWAKE2.COM
Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Remedy Entertainment, Ltd markus@REMEDY.FI
ESPOO, FIN 02210
+358943550411 fax: +358943550444
Record expires on 28-Dec-2013.
Record created on 28-Dec-2005.
Database last updated on 3-Jun-2012 16:48:17 EDT.
So far the evidence confirming the existence of the game is piling up let’s see if an official announcement is along the horizon.