Proposition: Next Alan Wake to be a Prequel not Alan Wake 2

Remedy muddy the waters

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"Must discover what the hell he's on about..."
"Must discover what the hell he's on about..."
The follow-up to Remedy's Xbox 360-exclusive Stephen-King-a-Like tale of author Alan Wake (who is lost in a plot) will not be Alan Wake 2 according to the developer's "head of franchise development" Oskari Hakkinen.

In sentences more confusing than the "digitally episodic sort-of-TV-show-but-not" Alan Wake itself, Mr Hakkinen tells Eurogamer:

"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. And neither will it be DLC."

So, by not being Alan Wake 2 or DLC for Alan Wake 1... it'll be a prequel then. We think that's what he's saying.

He continues, "It's something that'll definitely give more to the Wake fans out there..." a prequel then.

"...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"... so, a prequel.

One thing Mr H' is sad about, however, is that Remedy hasn't been able to manage the news, with snippets about the new game leaking a little. "It is of course a shame that this news leaked before our official announcements went out which will include the visuals and information to support it," he says.

Via Eurogamer


Cfan 10 May 2011 10:08
Silent Alan Zero

B_maddox 11 May 2011 16:25
I've thought a lot about this, and have come up with ba number of options:
1) Prequel, like you mentioned. Maybe we'll play as Thomas Zane?
2) Flash 'sideways'... maybe we'll learn more about where Alice was taken to.
3) Maybe we'll play as the charachter from his Alex Casey books, but then, they did sound like Max Payne in a way, so I might be way off...
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