Alan Wake
Alan Wake is Set To Return, But Not For a Sequel
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Alan Wake developer Remedy has confirmed to Eurogamer that further to yesterday's leaked report, Alan Wake is indeed set to return. However, the game won't be Alan Wake 2, although the Finnish developer has declared that there is more from Wake on the way in some form or another.

"Fans of the franchise will be excited to learn that yes, more Wake is coming! But to be absolutely certain to avoid confusion, this next Wake instalment will not be Alan Wake 2. And neither will it be DLC," teased Remedy's Oskari Hakkinen. "The rest we're saving for our official announcement when we'll actually show you."

Apparently, Remedy has dedicated "a slice" of its team to developing the project over the past few months, sparking speculation that it could be an Alan Wake title for Kinect, although that seems like a bit of a long shot.

"It's something that'll definitely give more to the Wake fans out there, but just as importantly, this instalment will also give an opportunity for players who aren't familiar with the franchise to finally jump on board," Hakkinen added. "We can't wait to show you more, bear with us. Release dates, platforms and pricing are unconfirmed as of yet, but fall 2011 is probably a good guess."

We're stumped. If it's not DLC and it's not Alan Wake 2, could it perhaps be a disc-based spin-off of some sort? We'll just have to sit tight and wait to find out.


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Comment #1 by Barad
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:11:04 AM
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No ALan Wake 2 but and another Alan Wake game huh? Interesting..

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Comment #2 by spiralgrant
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:11:19 AM
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i loved alan wake xD please be somthing good

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Comment #3 by shadowfeeder
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:11:42 AM
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Alan Wake - XBLA Dualstick Shooter?

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Comment #4 by lucasallen
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:12:06 AM
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awesome this game reminded me so much of original donkey kong!!

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Comment #5 by TwitTheShred
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:12:10 AM
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live action mini series?

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Comment #6 by metallicorphan
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:13:09 AM
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Prequel or Inbetween and then AW2 further on down the line

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Comment #7 by Tchort69
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:13:50 AM
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Prequel or maybe some form of arcade game?

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Comment #8 by GodsmacKam
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:14:19 AM
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Im as confused as Alan Wake was at the start of the game lol, A new alan wake but not in a game or dlc...huh?? could it be kinect orientated and u have to aim the torch possibly?

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Comment #9 by mr greenfish
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:16:31 AM
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The 1st sold poorly, so I'm guessing it'll be an extended/improved version of the 1st game, and it wont be limited to 360 platform. They need a bigger audience to justify a sequel

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Comment #10 by RTRD_Mayhem
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:20:04 AM
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hmmm.....maybe a movie or something? i assume it wont be an arcade game, because technically an XBLA game would be considered DLC (since it's Content that is Downloaded). So who knows.

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Comment #11 by PickVanCleef
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:20:09 AM
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Really looking forward to seeing where they go with this....Alan Wake is one of my favourite games on 360... :)

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Comment #12 by Imperium 36CF
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:25:17 AM
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I hope to God that this isn't a Kinect game. Seriously loved the original too much.

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Comment #13 by jumpin jonny
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:29:07 AM
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perhaps an expansion pack thats released on disc

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Comment #14 by maniac2k5
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:33:41 AM
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I'm gonna go for XBLA title that'll fit in between the first and second game... it's all I can really come up for this.

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Comment #15 by pined5551
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:34:26 AM
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Please not Kinect! I wish Kinect would go away! Games like this belong on a console with a proper controller.

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Comment #16 by JamesJevans
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:36:51 AM
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Maybe a film or Tv series? The Minisodes that are up on LIVE where quite good, and they didnt even have Alan in!

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Comment #17 by Josh Benton
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:38:56 AM
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Kinect compatitbility, aiming, torch using? I dunno really.

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Comment #18 by BenIsJammin138
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:39:08 AM
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It wouldn't go multi platform. Microsoft publish the game.

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Comment #19 by InfestusDnB
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:46:36 AM
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Alan Wake and friends racing? Streetfighter - Alan Wake edition? CSi - Cauldron Lake? I loved the original, really hope they dont make some half-assed mess of this.

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Comment #20 by mr greenfish
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:47:56 AM
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There are ways around it, look at Ninja Gaiden 2 and how a version of that game ended up on PS3

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Comment #21 by CyanideSpirit
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:47:57 AM
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Maybe something about Thomas Zane?

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Comment #22 by Or!on
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:51:38 AM
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Your saying Wake, and if its not Alan, then it has to be Alice, she was left at the broken bridge at the end of Alan Wake, maybe its changed, Alice is now looking for Alan.

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Comment #23 by Or!on
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:53:12 AM
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Your saying Wake, and if its not Alan, then it has to be Alice, she was left at the broken bridge at the end of Alan Wake, maybe its changed, Alice is now looking for Alan.

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Comment #24 by HenryRivers
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:54:17 AM
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Alice Wake.

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Comment #25 by Giptuc
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 05:55:43 AM
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A kinect game where you have to write a new book!?

*Spoilers?.. if you use common sense and figure it out*

....but yeah as 21 said, im guessing a Thomas Zane spin off styled game similar to the way Alan Wake was played, in a lead up to Alan Wake 2.

Either that that a Thomas Zane style game similar to AC: Revelations, where it will be set in both time periods allowing you to continue playing as Wake, while also playing as Zane to further the story and find out how exactly Wake was added into the story to finish his work O:

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Comment #26 by psitaylor
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 06:09:18 AM
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I want this to be alan wake wars so fucking bad ;P

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Comment #27 by Crimson Ridley
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 06:25:10 AM
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So it could be;

A prequel.
A spin-off featuring Thomas Zane.
A spin-off featuring Alice.
A movie.
An interactive comic.
A Kinect game.
A Goosebumps style book.
An Alan Wake Kart Racing. Wait, Nintendo didn't make this.

Those are just some of what I can think of. Hopefully, it won't be a terrible Kinect game or a movie. Or Kart Racing. Though, as long as they include Poets of the Fall again, I'll be pleased.

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Comment #28 by Space Cadet
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 06:30:12 AM
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Nononononononono, pleaaaaaaaaase, no kinect stuff!..

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Comment #29 by Rex Ruudi
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 06:40:07 AM
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Arcade game maybe??

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Comment #30 by DirtySeb
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 06:48:04 AM
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I read it to say that the next game literally won't be called "Alan Wake 2" so I'm guessing it could either be a prequel; maybe telling the story of Thomas Zane.... Or, playing as someone back in the 'real world' during the events shown after the end of the original game.

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Comment #31 by gregorxbox
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 06:53:59 AM
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Spoiler, maybe. I'm thinking an arcade game based on Zane. I got the feeling while playing The Writer that there was something he was hiding from Wake. Perhaps it could be based on Zane's time in the Dark Place, with the environments relating to poetry he has written or something. After all, his poems were a lot more extravagent than Alan's writing.

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Comment #32 by hyprion
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 07:11:33 AM
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can't wait

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Comment #33 by Jleek1992
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 07:19:49 AM
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Hmmm... I like mysteryious game devolping.

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Comment #34 by jamie1000013
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 07:39:15 AM
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Maybe it is a revamped version which includes all DLC. The trailer could be a collective gameplay video (The cinematic thing that CV had in it). I would have loved to play Alan Wake 2 though. Still I bet what ever the outcome it will be great.

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Comment #35 by GaminFanatic
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 07:39:36 AM
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Either an XBLA game or a cameo in another Remedy game? Strange...

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Comment #36 by Hawkeye31337
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 07:44:20 AM
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Maybe it'll be an Arcade game (like Dead Rising Case Zero) that is sort of a prequel. Or maybe it'll be a case from the detective books he was writing, or the episode of Night Springs he wrote (I think that was the name of the show). Could be anything!

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Comment #37 by R0Y4LEwitCHEESE
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 07:45:58 AM
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Spoilers: It'll be Alice Wake. You'll play as Alice trying to save Alan from the Darkness.

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Comment #38 by Arrrk
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 07:58:48 AM
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Alan Wake Sudoku.

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Comment #39 by sm182
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 08:01:05 AM
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MS new mascot perhaps?

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Comment #40 by _Nosferatu_
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 08:46:37 AM
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Lol, I know what you did there. XD

It had better not be a movie. :-/

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Comment #41 by YoshiLimbo
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 09:00:53 AM
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As long as you can buy it disc based and it stays true the origanal then yeah I'm all for it ! Would of wanted Alan Wake 2 more though:?

Thats sounds like a really good idea !

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Comment #42 by YoshiLimbo
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 09:02:25 AM
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Ive just realised it only says a "Slice of the Remedy Team" have been working on it... cant be much of a big project ! No Kinect crap please !

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Comment #43 by Captain Urahara
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 09:03:00 AM
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My guess would probably be a machinima movie based on the Alan Wake world.

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Comment #44 by Arenazombie
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 09:10:08 AM
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This could also be Alan Wake for PC/GFWL

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Comment #45 by Rev. H. Heat
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 09:47:40 AM
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I think it will be revealed that Zane is actually a new series of Big Daddies and this will be a nice mix of AW with Bioshock : P

I do like the idea of Alice having to now look for Alan could be interesting if that is what they do.

As for kinect.....I think I would burn my original copy in protest if they go that way!

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Comment #46 by SaintKnight
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 09:47:59 AM
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I could see this being like an XBLA title. Alan Wake was one of my favorite games last year, and more Alan Wake means more happiness and sexy time

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Comment #47 by eminem_fanzzz
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 09:59:18 AM
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Expansion like they did with F.E.A.R.? (F.E.A.R. Files) -shrugs- =/ idk..loved the first one though. So they better not mess this one up! =)

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Comment #48 by MoldyClay87
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:08:33 AM
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I am thinking:
- Alice Wake (Keeps the A.Wake theme)
- Thomas Zane (Prequel or something, being crazy)
- XBLA Spin-off (which could just as easily be a continuation without being a sequel, like Dead Rising's Case Zero and Case West)

Or maybe we're get Mr. Scratch, the game.

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Comment #49 by roza
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:59:03 AM
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Y'now. they never said it was a game! Could it be Alan Wake the movie? This is too interesting!

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Comment #50 by SuperchargedNL
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:20:57 AM
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Could be anything; an xbla game?
Alan Wake: the movie?
A book?
A mug?
A comic book series?
A limited edition Alan Wake paperclip tray with handy cup holder?

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Comment #51 by Beanovsky Durst
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:24:42 AM
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A spin-off featuring Thomas Zane/arcade game, yes please.
Kinect game, no thank you.

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Comment #52 by FoxViper1
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:30:37 AM
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This will not be a Kinect game, Only 10-15% of Xbox users have Kinect and only 2% of Xbox users bought Alan wake so... well wouldn't be pretty.

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Comment #53 by LoveAsThouWilt
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:51:17 AM
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fuck...... its a movie *bangs head on desk* just fucking give us our games and stop trying to put them into other medias... ESPECIALLY if its the same damn tale again and not something "in between"..... fuckers. Go ahead and surprise me by NOT being a movie, but I doubt it...

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Comment #54 by TheBDanAbstract
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:56:00 AM
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Alan Wake: Brotherhood.

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Comment #55 by Fire Mage
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:42:50 PM
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I haven't played the game yet, it's in my list of games to play.

But all I can guess is a prequel, if that fits with the story.

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Comment #56 by WMDalpha
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:48:27 PM
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My guess is that it takes place before the events of Alan Wake. Maybe you play as Thomas Zane and learn more about what really happened. You learn more about the charectors that are in Alan Wake that were around when everything with Tom happened. I don't care what it is, because Alan Wake is one of my favorite games of all time. Just beat it a sixth time

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Comment #57 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 01:00:04 PM
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It is obviously another game set more or less in same town with different characters. It will be sort of a sequel, but with a new main protagonist and probably mr. Wake will be put here and there as reference, maybe one of supporting cast... That's why it would make no sense to title it Alan Wake 2...

You guys really need to learn how to read bewteen the lines:-)

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Comment #58 by wxJimG
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 01:20:08 PM
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I had thought from the end of the original game that they could use Alice as a protagonist as she is an artist in her own right; a photographer. It doesn't have to be the creative process of only poets and writers that the Darkness feeds on. Incorporating photography could make for an interesting narrative approach in the way that the story is reavealed.

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Comment #59 by SubtleSarcasm
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 02:02:15 PM
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It'll be centered aoound Alice. In the statement they keep saying Wake, but not specifically which one. If it was about Alan, the would just say Alan Wake game, because that wouldn't be a surprise.

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Comment #60 by thirdeblue
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 02:09:57 PM
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Based on the curious absence of the word Alan from the Remedy spokesperson, I think that Alice Wake makes the most sense. Tell you something true, and let you draw the wrong conclusions from it. Video games need more female protagonists anyway.

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Comment #61 by Bullhorse
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 02:31:38 PM
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whoever was first with the idea that it'll be alice wake... clever! good name and premise for a sequel.

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Comment #62 by Redskinsfan26
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 02:36:29 PM
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I'm guessing you play as another character that Alan Wake creates to save himself. :/ I dunno.

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Comment #63 by lazygammer13
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 04:41:59 PM
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I can see this being very Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me-like (Excuse the phrase) in that it could be both a prequel and a sequel at the same time. I can't wait to see it either way!!!!

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Comment #64 by Zach.Attack
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 06:18:15 PM
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Alice Wake

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Comment #65 by SasileUchiha92
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 09:21:24 PM
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TV series? Anime?

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Comment #66 by R0Y4LEwitCHEESE
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 09:45:44 PM
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It'll be a spin-off staring Barry... and I'm clawing my own face off at the thought of it.

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Comment #67 by FFFreak1129
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 05:47:53 AM
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I wonder if this will be a game that uses Kinect. Maybe a side story or the first game made compatible with Kinect.

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Comment #68 by MKC
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 09:51:21 AM
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Alan Wake: The band experience? what?! could happen, pfft...

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Comment #69 by randallm33
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 06:07:06 PM
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If it's not part of the main cannon (ie: A.Wake 2), and it's not DLC for the first game, then it must be something that you play on your phone. That's my guess. Without spoilers, it could involve T.Z. and the removal of a certain heart.

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Comment #70 by Ravenhood
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 02:05:51 AM
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@69: That's actually a really good guess as to where this could go... considering we have no clue what really happened to T.Z. after that, it would be nice to have some insight.

Now, when he says "fall 2011 is a good guess", does he mean for the games' release, or for an announcement about the game? Kinda confused on that part... XD

I'm seriously excited to hear that it's getting some sort of follow up, and so soon after Alan Wake, especially considering the long development time for the original. I'm wondering though... since the franchise is likely to keep the "TV episode/season" format for chapters, could we consider whatever this is going to be as a miniseries? If we think of it that way, what kinds of things could they reveal to us in a miniseries related to Alan Wake?

I doubt it would star who we all think it should be, b that A.W. or T.Z.; that would be too obvious, and potentially reveal far too much about the mystery of the series. My guess? A certain stalker cop whose true motives and reason for being involved are murky at best.

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Comment #71 by Jack Pumpkinhed
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:34:01 AM
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I'm thinking it may be like Dead Rising Case 0

I'm stoked for more Alan Wake though :D

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Comment #72 by IN5TANT CLASS1C
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 02:55:28 AM
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Anyone think it could be the story of his first book he wrote that they mention a lot in Alan Wake?

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Comment #73 by Johnnytshm8938
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:27:50 AM
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