In this dynamic new title, players assume the role of Alan Wake, a best-selling suspense author suffering from writer’s block, who escapes to a small town only to experience the mysterious disappearance of his wife.
Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Wash., “Alan Wake” immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments. “Alan Wake” is mission-based with a deeply engaging and suspenseful storyline unveiling new twists and profound character revelations at every turn.
Players will unravel the riveting plot through multilayered character interactions, unique problem-solving and intense combat against terrifying enemies. In this nightmarish world, where fantasy and reality collide, Alan Wake must use a variety of weapons to survive, including his most powerful ally against the darkness — light itself.
Microsoft gives gamers and thriller fans a new way to peer into the darkness this holiday season as “Alan Wake” joins the growing catalog of Games on Demand titles on Xbox LIVE. Starting Nov. 23, the critically acclaimed psychological action thriller from the renowned development team at Remedy Entertainment will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE for 2400 Microsoft Points worldwide.
The Games on Demand version of “Alan Wake” is available for convenient download to Xbox LIVE Free and Gold members and requires 6.3 GB of space. Expand your exploration with “The Signal” and “The Writer” add-ons which offer fans the chance to follow Alan’s descent into madness and are available to purchase separately via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 560 Microsoft Points each.
Players can download “Alan Wake” through Games on Demand at no extra cost with a token included with the Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle, along with an Xbox 360 250GB console and a copy of “Forza Motorsport 3.” The bundle is available at retailers now for $299.99 (USD), while supplies last.
- Intense psychological thriller. “Alan Wake” delivers a deeply psychological and finely crafted plot that raises the bar for storytelling in video games. The riveting story of “Alan Wake” is propelled by a movie-like atmosphere, compelling situations, memorable characters and real-time pacing. Remedy has a record of creating and developing games with unique cinematic presentation and exceptionally high production values.
- Light as a combat element. As Wake journeys deeper into the mystery of Bright Falls, the shadows close in around him. When darkness descends, light becomes his only ally as he fights his way to daybreak. . This poses a severe problem for Alan Wake since his enemies seemingly gain strength from the shadows, and before long, light itself becomes his greatest ally. Players must skillfully combine their use of light with more conventional weapons to stand a chance.
- Realistic, interactive environment. Set in the town of Bright Falls, the hyper-detailed environments of the Pacific Northwest play an important role; even the change in daylight and weather will profoundly affect the characters and enemies in “Alan Wake.” The game’s advanced rendering engine provides amazingly realistic environments that bring this world to detailed life — from the lush forest of evergreen trees to the quaint small-town buildings and streets. The world of “Alan Wake” is alive and real.
- Episodic narrative. The mission-based structure of “Alan Wake” creates an episodic narrative similar to a deeply structured dramatic television series, such as Twin Peak and X-Files. As the episodes progress, gameplay will evolve to introduce new elements and characters, escalating the level of threat and action in the game.
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