Remedy Entertainment officially announces development of Alan Wake for PC and
next-gen consoles, though the existence of their upcoming "psychological action
thriller" has been public knowledge for a couple of weeks now. Here's the
announcement, which is accompanied by
some new screenshots
the Alan Wake Website
, but does not
include a release date:
REMEDY UNVEILS ALAN WAKE, A PSYCHOLOGICAL ACTION
Remedy Entertainment Ltd, a leading developer of cinematic action games,
unveiled Alan Wake, their new title, today at the E3 expo (Electronic
Entertainment Expo, ATI Technologies Inc. stand) in Los Angeles.
Alan Wake is a psychological action thriller, a unique new take in the world of
gaming. The game is set in an idyllic all-American small town and its
surroundings in the state of Washington. Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a
bestselling horror writer, who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In
the game, those nightmares come true. As with Remedy's previous games, story and
atmosphere are fundamental elements.
"In Alan Wake we want to weave the story tightly into the gameplay.
Combining intense and cinematic storytelling with player freedom is an
interesting and exciting challenge," says Sam Lake, Lead Writer, "Mood and
atmosphere are essential parts of a thriller, and we want them to be present
throughout the whole gameplay experience."
The game features a massive, open world for the players to explore. The game
design is mission based with the player as the driving force behing the action,
and as with their previous games, Remedy again focuses completely on delivering
the best possible single player experience.
"We're putting a huge effort into building a free-roaming, living world for the
players." says Petri Jarvilehto, Lead Game Designer, "The true power of the next
generation comes from the dynamic nature of the environment, not only making
things pretty, but also making the world more versatile, varied and immersive."
The use of light is a significant gameplay element. Remedy has developed
proprietary new technology to support the gameplay of the title and to push the
high definition visuals to the next level.
Alan Wake is currently being developed for the next generation consoles and
PC's. Remedy has not announced a release date.
The official website www.alanwake.com has
been updated with more in-game screenshots of the game.