ALAN WAKE STEPS INTO THE LIGHT EARLY IN EUROPE

LONDON– 7 April 2010 - Microsoft is delighted to announce that Alan Wake will be hitting stores across Europe on Friday 14th May– a full week ahead of its original release date.

“Fans in Europe 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 of Xbox&Entertainment.

In this long-awaited title, exclusive to Xbox 360, players assume the role of Alan Wake, a best-selling crime writer suffering from writer’s block, who escapes to a small town only to experience the mysterious disappearance of his wife. An intense psychological thriller from Remedy, the creators of Max Payne, Alan Wake looks to raise the bar for future games, creating a true cinematic experience.

Rated BBFC 15, Alan Wake will be available for an estimated retail price of£49.99.

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