Next Alan Wake is not 'Alan Wake 2'

Remedy Entertainment has confirmed a new Alan Wake game in the works, but is hesitant to call it Alan Wake 2. The new title is aiming for a fall 2011 release.

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Remedy Entertainment has confirmed that a sequel to Alan Wake is in the works, but has said that it won't simply be "Alan Wake 2." After a LinkedIn profile stirred up rumors of a new title, Eurogamer received a response from Remedy's head of franchise development, Oskari Hakkinen.

"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," he said. "And neither will it be DLC. The rest we're saving for our official announcement when we'll actually show you."

Hakkinen also said that a smaller team has been working on this new game for "the last months," implying a game that may not be quite as grand in scope.

"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," he said. "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."

This fall is a quick turn-around for a game that we've seen nothing about yet. We would wager that whatever it is, it will make an appearance during Microsoft's E3 press conference.

The original Alan Wake was released in May 2010, exclusively for the Xbox 360, and received two pieces of post-launch DLC that continued its bizarre story.

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    May 10, 2011 10:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Next Alan Wake is not 'Alan Wake 2'.

    Remedy Entertainment has confirmed a new Alan Wake game in the works, but is hesitant to call it Alan Wake 2. The new title is aiming for a fall 2011 release.

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      May 10, 2011 10:02 AM

      Awesome. I hope it's a full non-XBLA retail title.

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        May 10, 2011 10:03 AM

        Oh wait, that's exactly what it looks like.

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      May 10, 2011 10:03 AM

      Remember when Alan Wake was sponsored by Intel and was going to be released on PC and was going to require a quad core processor? LOL those were the days.

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        May 10, 2011 10:05 AM

        Remember when Halo was a Mac exclusive RTS? Things change.

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          May 10, 2011 12:13 PM

          Whoever thought that was ever going to happen was sniffing hobo boxers

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            May 10, 2011 12:24 PM

            When Halo was first teased Bungie was still a Mac company. Some of their games never came to the pc. So it wasn't a stretch.

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          May 10, 2011 12:25 PM

          and then it was a ground breaking sci-fi tactical "open world" shooter on PC... and then it was a crappy console shooter on xbox!

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          May 10, 2011 1:21 PM

          Remember when Shenmue 2 was gonna come out on Dreamcast in the US?

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        May 10, 2011 10:07 AM

        quit living in the past maaaaaaan

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          May 10, 2011 10:13 AM

          If only the coach put me in, we would have won that state championship.

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          May 10, 2011 11:07 AM

          Why? Most devs do..... the hardware in the 360 is 8 years old. 8 years old man..... living in the past is playing a console maaaaannnnn

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          May 10, 2011 12:12 PM

          Whatever grandpa. DEEEEEEEEERRRPPP

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        May 10, 2011 10:11 AM

        Remember when Duke Nu.. eh this one is overdone right?

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      May 10, 2011 10:11 AM

      And it will have better facial technology than LA Noir huh.

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      May 10, 2011 10:14 AM

      Alan Wake Season 2 ?

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      May 10, 2011 10:21 AM

      Better be the PC version otherwise piss off Remedy

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      May 10, 2011 10:41 AM

      So Alan Wake 720 then.

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      May 10, 2011 12:02 PM

      looking forward to it. i hope there is some kind of conclusion to Alan Wake 1

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      May 10, 2011 12:03 PM

      Alan Wake: Kirkwall

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      May 10, 2011 12:53 PM

      Almost certain this will be a mobile game, given that Remedy also updated their original hit Death Rally for the iPad in March 2011 and that they are not calling this "Alan Wake 2".

      I don't own an iPad so I'm not getting too excited.

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      May 10, 2011 1:18 PM

      Alan Woke

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      May 10, 2011 1:22 PM

      I liked alan wake! I liked the gameplay influences and similar storytelling techniques from Max Payne 1 & 2 and the presentation was off-the-hook. Unfortunately I bought the DLC months after I beat the game and I just lost my drive to beat the DLC. and my 360 shit the bed so that has to wait!

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      May 10, 2011 2:09 PM

      Hopefully an head trauma early next episode will make his personality tolerable.

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      May 10, 2011 2:40 PM

      Alan Wake: Nyquil

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      May 10, 2011 2:42 PM

      or better yet Alan Bake : his cousin

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      May 10, 2011 11:44 PM

      hope this ain't a xbla twin stick shooter, Alan Wake was one of my favourites last year

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        May 11, 2011 3:54 AM

        It's going to be a twin stick shooter if we are lucky. If we are unlucky, prepare for another interactive graphic novel!

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      May 11, 2011 1:26 AM

      A Song of Alan and Wake.

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