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Alan Wake to get early release

Alan Wake to get early release

Alan Wake will see an earlier release date than originally planned in Europe - a whole week earlier, in fact!

Microsoft has issued a surprise announcement today, proclaiming that Alan Wake will be published a week earlier than planned in Europe.

That means Alan Wake will now hit European shelves on May 14th, 2010, rather than May 21st, according to a new press release.

"Fans in the UK have been crying out to get their hands on Alan Wake since it was first announced and we're thrilled to be able to deliver it to them early," said Microsoft's Stephen McGill.

Unfortunately though, the game is still only down to be released on the Xbox 360, despite the fact that it was originally announced as a PC game that would have been Vista-exclusive and shown off lots of fancy new DirectX 10 graphics.

Alan Wake is being developed by Remedy and written by Sam Lake, the scribe behind Remedy's previous hit, Max Payne. The game is all about an author whose wife goes missing in the town of Bright Falls and who starts to lose his grip on reality. Very Silent Hill / Twin Peaks.

Remedy have previously defended Alan Wake's platform migration by saying that it was Microsoft's decision and that they are only a small developer. Microsoft then replied by saying that the style of gameplay is more suited to the Xbox than PC.

Check out Alan Wake preview for more info on the game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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NuTech 8th April 2010, 11:59 Quote
Cannot wait, this and Splinter Cell have me very excited.

Also, I love how Twin Peaks has started to weasel it's way back into popular culture over the past few years. I'm a big fan of that style of storytelling and I think it's due a remake (or something of the same vein).
Bloodburgers 8th April 2010, 12:02 Quote
is that one week early or just one less week overdue?
proxess 8th April 2010, 12:11 Quote
Bloodburgers +1
Eggy 8th April 2010, 13:03 Quote
Not expecting much even though the first DirectX10 demo blew me away. The cancellation of the PC version has alot to do with it and the game play didn't look like the earlier psycholiogical thriller / adventure but more like Gears of War with flash lights. I'm sure it will score plenty of 10/10s like every hyped up console game these days.
gavomatic57 8th April 2010, 13:06 Quote
Meh!
Although, its nice to see the 360 get a game to play on...it seems they've been stuck with MW2 for a while. That was the last big release wasn't it?
Yemerich 8th April 2010, 14:17 Quote
I'm a PC and I want that!
xaser04 9th April 2010, 10:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by gavomatic57
Meh!
Although, its nice to see the 360 get a game to play on...it seems they've been stuck with MW2 for a while. That was the last big release wasn't it?

Well yes if you simply ignore games like BF:BC2 and Just Cause 2.

I must admit when I first heard about Alan Wake I was very interested, now however I couldn't give a stuff.
Zut 9th April 2010, 13:46 Quote
I didn't buy a console for GTA IV, I'm not buying a console for this.
gavomatic57 9th April 2010, 14:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by xaser04
Well yes if you simply ignore games like BF:BC2 and Just Cause 2.

I must admit when I first heard about Alan Wake I was very interested, now however I couldn't give a stuff.

Well, both of those were better on the PC, so I didn't count them.
D-Cyph3r 9th April 2010, 14:46 Quote
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"Fans in the UK have been crying out to get their hands on Alan Wake since it was first announced and we're thrilled to be able to deliver it to them early," said Microsoft's Stephen McGill.


The cheek of it. Seriously? A lot of people were comparing this to DNF not long ago, and most people who WERE looking forward to it have probably given up hope by now.
_Metal_Guitar_ 10th April 2010, 13:04 Quote
LOL, just LOL.
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