March 9, 2012
Legacy Interactive and Nordic Games announced today the closing of a distribution deal for the PC boxed edition of Alan Wake in North America. Remedy Entertainment Ltd and Nordic Games join forces with Legacy Interactive as the distribution partner for the North American territories.
“We are thrilled to be bringing such an iconic title to North American retail.” said Steve Wall, Vice President of Legacy Interactive. “I have been a longtime fan of Remedy’s work. Max Payne was a true masterpiece and Alan Wake follows in its footsteps as a brilliant feat of storytelling and innovative gameplay.”
“Alan Wake is a great product and we are proud about being able to take it to the North American retail customers. In Legacy Interactive we have found a partner who will give the product the focus it deserves, and also ensure best possible market penetration for the PC retail versions,” commented Egil Strunke, Vice President at Nordic Games.
Apart from the original game, the PC version contains two pieces of downloadable content (The Signal and The Writer) and everything you’d expect from a proper boxed PC version and more. Players will experience Alan Wake’s Pacific Northwest with higher resolutions and even higher fidelity. Players will experience the interplay between light and darkness like never before. With plenty of graphical customization options, every player can get the most out of their rig. Other refinements include a fully configurable mouse and keyboard setup as well as Microsoft gamepad support. Sought-after options by fans such as field of view adjustments and “hide HUD” have also been included. Finally, the game supports multiple screens and stereoscopic 3D.
In Alan Wake, players assume the role of Alan Wake, a best-selling suspense author suffering from writer's block. Wake escapes to the small town of Bright Falls, only to experience the mysterious disappearance of his wife. 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, Wake must use a variety of weapons to survive, including his most powerful ally against the darkness - light itself.
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About Remedy Entertainment Ltd.
Remedy Entertainment Ltd. is a privately held developer of state-of-the-art action games, game franchises and cutting edge 3D game technology. Remedy is based in Espoo, Finland. Their highly acclaimed games include Death Rally (PC, 1996), Max Payne (PC/Xbox/PS2, 2001) and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (PC/Xbox/PS2, 2003) Remedy’s latest creation, Alan Wake is a Psychological Action Thriller for Xbox360 & coming to PC in Feb 2012. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, a stand-alone expansion to the Alan Wake universe, is available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 22nd February 2012. For more information, please visit www.remedygames.com and www.alanwake.com
About Legacy Interactive Inc.
Legacy Interactive is a leading developer and publisher of casual games on all platforms. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has established a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic, and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy has introduced new interactive genres, including its Hollywood Hits series of games based on popular TV dramas such as Twilight Zone, Murder She Wrote, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, Psych, and House M.D. Through Legacy's casual game platform at www.legacygames.com, customers can play hundreds of casual games from both Legacy as well as its third party partners. Legacy's games are distributed worldwide, in more than 15 languages, through both retail and digital channels. www.legacyinteractive.com
About Nordic Games GmbH
Nordic Games GmbH is a wholly owned publishing subsidiary of Nordic Games Holding AB. Founded in 2011, the Vienna/Austria based company Nordic Games GmbH puts great emphasis on its extensive game catalogue. The core portfolio comprises products and brands which have recently been acquired from JoWooD Entertainment AG and DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., and further IPs and trademarks will follow.
The company will pursue the long-term goal of delivering quality products that live up to expectations of gamers worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.nordicgames.at.
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