Alan Wake: Special Edition PC Games
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Released on 02-Mar-2012
In this story-driven and intense Psychological Action Thriller, players assume the role of Alan Wake, a best-selling suspense author suffering from writer's block, who escapes to a small town only to experience the mysterious disappearance of his wife. Set in the seemingly idyllic town of Bright Falls, Washington, "Alan Wake" draws players into an intense, cinematic world that enables players to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments. "Alan Wake" is structured in an episodic format, much like a thriller TV-series, with a deeply engaging and suspenseful storyline unveiling plot twists and profound character revelations in nearly every episode.
Players will unravel the riveting plot through multilayered character interactions, unique problem-solving and intense combat against the darkest of enemies. In this nightmarish world, where the boundaries between reality and fiction become increasingly blurred and ambiguous, Alan Wake must use a variety of weapons to survive, including his most powerful ally against the darkness - light itself.
Alan Wake for PC Features:
- Intense psychological thriller. “Alan Wake” delivers a deeply psychological and finely crafted plot that raises the bar of storytelling in video games. The riveting story of “Alan Wake” is further intensified by a movie-like atmosphere, compelling situations, memorable characters and real-time pacing. Remedy has a record of creating and developing games with unique cinematic presentation and exceptionally high production values. The developer makes use of all gaming technology at hand to tell a powerful story that immerses the gamer in the intense emotion and suspense of Alan Wake’s thrilling adventure.
- Light as a combat element. As the story progresses, nights grow longer and days grow shorter. This poses a severe problem for Alan Wake since his enemies seemingly gain strength from the shadows, and before long light itself becomes his greatest ally. Players must skillfully combine their use of light with more conventional weapons to stand a chance against these Taken.
- Realistic, interactive environment. Set in the town of Bright Falls, the hyperdetailed environments of the Pacific Northwest play an important role; even the change in daylight and weather will profoundly affect the characters and enemies. The game’s advanced rendering engine provides amazingly realistic environments that bring this world to detailed life — from the lush forest of evergreen trees to the quaint small-town buildings and streets. The world of “Alan Wake” is alive and real.
- Episodic narrative. The mission-based structure of “Alan Wake” creates an episodic narrative similar to a deeply structured dramatic television series. As the episodes progress, gameplay will evolve to introduce new elements and characters, escalating the level of threat and action in the game.
Alan Wake Standard Edition:
- Premium packaging
- Disc 1: Main game plus both DLCs "The Signal" and "The Writer"
- Disc 2: OST of the game including 13 Tracks (Audio-CD)
- 6 Post cards with different pictures/scenes from the game
- 1 poster (printed on both sides)
- 7 stickers with different pictures/scenes/characters from the game
Creepy torchlight survival horror hit Alan Wake is finally released on PC on March 2nd, but Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment had to behave like a "nagging little kid" in order to get Microsoft to sign off on a PC version of the Xbox 360 exclusive.
Originally announced in 2005 for both PC and the original Xbox, the game took five years to develop, but which time it had morphed into an Xbox 360 title. Plans for a PC version took a back seat to the console project. Now, Remedy hopes to make amends to PC gamers for missing them out.
"PC gaming is part of Remedy's heritage, back from the first Death Rally to Max Payne 1, which was made partly in a basement, and Max Payne 2," franchise boss Oskari Hakkinen told Eurogamer. "Announcing Alan Wake on PC was always an important factor for us."
"We were like a nagging little kid," Hakkinen said of Remedy's campaign to get Microsoft to let it happen. "It was just a number of discussions with the right people, and then them saying, 'Yeah, we see you want to do that. We see it's important to you. We can let that happen there.'"
The result promises to be a stunning looking game, as the developer has been able to include all the graphical features that had to be dropped to fit the game on the Xbox 360.
Alan Wake is out now for Xbox 360, and launches for PC on March 2nd.
PC gamers have been waiting a long time for the atmospheric thriller Alan Wake, but their patience is about to be rewarded with the launch of two bonus-packed editions.
Remedy Entertainment's supernatural chiller arrives on PC this week in both a Special Edition and Collector's Edition, both of which include a copy of the main game and all downloadable content released for the Xbox 360 version.
The Alan Wake Special Edition release will feature a second disc that includes 13 music tracks from the game, as well as a selection of stickers and postcards and a double-sided poster.
Meanwhile, the Alan Wake Collector's Edition includes all of this content plus two additional discs of making-of featurettes, music videos and trailers, as well as a 144-page booklet called The Alan Wake Files.
Philipp Brock of publisher Nordic Games said: "Simply put, there's far too much quality bonus content to fit on to just one disc."
Released on Xbox 360 in 2010, Alan Wake is a suspenseful and cinematic experience that follows a troubled writer who encounters strange phenomena when searching for his missing wife in a small American town.
Speaking to CVG, Remedy's head of franchise development Oskari Hakkinen revealed that the recent PC release has pushed the game past the milestone, indicating the slow-burning appeal of Alan Wake.
Originally released on Xbox 360 in 2010, the game tells the story of a troubled writer who is seeking his missing wife in a sleepy American town, only to encounter strange and possibly supernatural phenomena.
Mr Hakkinen said Alan Wake has become something of a "cult classic", adding that the series remains close to hearts of the team at Remedy, which also created the Max Payne series.
"People who have played and enjoyed the story feel the urge to tell their friends and other gamers out there that they need to try this experience, they need to play it," he explained.
The Remedy representative added that he believes the success of Alan Wake and its recent downloadable spin-off Alan Wake's American Nightmare shows the series still has some life in it yet.
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