Much of the Internet will be devastated to read an actual fact about an important game. We're sorry. But facts are facts, and this fact is that Xbox 360-exclusivem, Alan Wake "will be hitting stores across Europe on Friday 14th May – a full week ahead of its original release date".
Early? Yes. Early. There's even some lovely PR schmaltz to accompany the new 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 Stephen McGill, Director, Xbox & Entertainment, Microsoft UK.
So, May 14th. Let the "So Natal will definitely ship with it" nonsense commence.