A couple years ago a relative unknown game, with a simple name, was released. With Alan Wake Remedy Entertainment set a new par for 3rd-person Action Adventure games in terms of graphics, story and gameplay. But hold your… flashlight.
With an upcoming visit to see Mr. Alan Wake Remedy hopes to surpass what it did in its predecessor and bring a new horror to Xbox Live Arcade! In Alan Wake American Nightmare!
The main story mode in Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is part of the ‘Night Springs’ TV show fiction and offers an exaggerated pulp action adventure where the horrors of reality have the all too easy habit of coming true. Alan Wake finds himself stuck in an altered reality filled with dangerous shadows; he must leap into action and pursue his evil doppelganger, Mr. Scratch, across the Arizona mesa towards the town of Night Springs. Scratch, a supernatural serial killer, has his evil plans set on Wake’s wife, Alice. Wake must learn to control reality itself and unravel the secret to Mr. Scratch’s demise while using the power of light to put an end to darkness.
– from Press Release
As you see in the trailer there is a lot to look forward too! A couple items to highlight where some of the new weapons and some of the returning. As Alan says it himself, “I fight with light”; meaning the return of the flashlight! The addition of an old school Uzi was a nice touch to see as well!
The “Fight till Dawn” gameplay mode would be the main highlight of the trailer. It is, just as the name implies, you fighting waves of enemies until the dawn arrives. Along with numerous weapons unlocks, safe havens and your trusty flashlight, you traverse the night in an attempt to rack up the highest score. With on online leaderboard you will be able to compare your score with your friends and the rest of XBL.