Alan Wake Bundles Free DLC with New Copies

The first downloadable add-on for Remedy's "psychological action thriller" Alan Wake will be free to those that buy the game new, publisher Microsoft announced today.

"Included with every new purchase of the standard or limited collector's editions of 'Alan Wake,' fans will score a token code card to download the title's first Game Add-on at no cost only on Xbox LIVE when it becomes available later this year," says Microsoft.

Presumably, that add-on represents the first of the game's downloadable episodes.

Both Microsoft and fellow publisher Electronic Arts have been including such one-time use codes with select games for years, with the practice meant to help drive cut down on used sales, fight piracy and make gamers more aware of downloadable content.

Entirely exclusive to Xbox 360--the once-promised PC version may follow later, if at all--Alan Wake is now due May 14, 2010 in Europe and May 18 in North America.

From The Chatty
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    April 29, 2010 12:08 PM

    Call me when this game comes to PC. Fuckin' Microsoft.

    • UMG legacy 10 years
      April 29, 2010 1:35 PM

      It wasn't microsoft's fault. Remedy's team just wasn't very big. And as much as I hate to say it, with all the piracy on the PC, it's just hard to justify releasing on the PC.

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        April 29, 2010 8:57 PM

        Sounds like you drank the koolaid.

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          April 30, 2010 8:40 AM

          it sounds like you have a problem seeing reality

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            April 30, 2010 9:29 AM

            Oh please, if piracy were so bad, they wouldn't be in business after Max Payne 1 and 2, which were ~10 hour, easy-to-private single player games.

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              April 30, 2010 10:22 AM

              its not that you cant make money on PC. Its that you are almost guaranteed to make more on console due to piracy and shorter development time

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