Alan Wake finally has a release date. Gamers will be able to delve into the "psychological action thriller” on May 18, 2010.
Originally announced at E3 back in 2005, Alan Wake is from Remedy Entertainment, the company behind the Max Payne games. The 360-exclusive title is said to be heavy on atmosphere, and has been compared to both Lost and the work of Stephen King. The structure of the game has been likened to that of a TV series, with Alan Wake referred to as the first season of a larger work. So, if Alan Wake sells, look for some sequels… hopefully without a five-year waiting period between episodes.
Our own Andrew Pfister is on-the-ground at X10 right now, actually playing Alan Wake, so we’ll have a hands-on report about the game as soon as Andrew can lift his jaw from ground. Hold tight for a bit, and we'll have a brand new trailer for you as well.
Along with the regular edition of the game, Walmart just revealed $79 special edition that contains:
- Game Disc in box with unique art
- Exclusive In-Game Audio Commentary and Hints by Remedy
- “The Alan Wake Files” – a 144pg book that includes a short story written by Alan Wake and compiles the FBI dossiers investigating the events in Bright Falls, WA
- Exclusive Audio Disc with Soundtrack and Score
- Game Add-on token redeemable on Xbox LIVE for the first Alan Wake add-on content pack
- Exclusive Xbox disc with special content: Alan Wake Xbox Live Theme and Alan Wake Avatar for Xbox LIVE