Remedy Registers Alan Wake's Return Trademark

Whatever it is, let's hope it's better than American Nightmare. 

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Remedy could possibly have something up its sleeve with its recent trademark registration.

An eagle-eyed NeoGAF user has pointed out a trademark for Alan Wake's Return that was filed on February 23. The trademark was submitted via the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market's Fast Track service and hasn't yet been authorized.

It's interesting to note that this isn't the first time we've seen this name. A domain was registered with the same name in June last year, but the registration information is correlated with Network Solutions LLC, the very same Remedy uses for other live domains.

Remedy is hard at work with Quantum Break due out in April, but it's not out of the realm of possibility to expect a follow-up to the excellent Alan Wake. As long as it's nothing like the downloadable Alan Wake's American Nightmare, I'll be on board. It'd be nice to revisit the series and see how things have progressed since the Xbox 360's heyday as far as Alan is concerned.

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    February 25, 2016 6:15 AM

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      February 25, 2016 6:40 AM

      Calling it: HD port with original game + DLC.

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        February 25, 2016 6:55 AM

        Would be better if they released the game that was alluded to before Microsoft scooped it up. Anyone remember those Intel Core demos for Alan Wake?

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          February 25, 2016 7:20 AM

          Yes! I was so hyped for Alan Wake back then. I remember something about massive tornados throwing dust and items all over the place?

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            February 25, 2016 7:43 AM

            The crazy tornado tech is still in Alan Wake, the first one chases you to the lighhouse in the very first episode, almost exactly 10 minutes in and then of course there's the tornado you have to destroy at the end of the game.

            I'm glad they scrapped the original open-world idea in favour of a well-paced thriller. 'American Nightmare' is a bit more "open world".

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              February 25, 2016 3:02 PM

              I think it could have worked fine with an open world, but the pace of the first was definitely solid.

              My only real complaint is the repetitive nature of the combat. Though that is a pretty big complaint. Still a good game, though.

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          February 25, 2016 7:22 AM

          Here it is, with the realtime demo starting around 2:00: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fqb5VRtTL8

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            February 25, 2016 7:24 AM

            So good! Also reminds me of what Halo was supposed to be. I don't want to hate on Microsoft anymore, but they really seemed to throttle back the ideas of these games to get them released for the Xbox

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          February 25, 2016 2:38 PM

          Gotta have Windows Vista to have DX10! Gotta have DX10 to run Alan Wake! Go buy your Windows Vista now so you'll be able to run Alan Wake when it comes out.
          <months pass>
          Oh that game? Nah, console exclusive now.

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