Alan Wake offers one of the more refreshing takes on survival horror.
The former Xbox 360 exclusive – famously developed over five years and finally released in May 2010 – was critically lauded, particularly for its TV series-style presentation and light and dark mechanics. Now PC gamers can get in on the action.
“A lot of PC gamers out there have been waiting a long time for Alan Wake,” says Nordic Games’ sales and marketing director Nik Blower.
“With the inclusion of so much bonus content, we’re bringing them not just the game, but the whole universe of Alan Wake. Fans will no doubt be thrilled and non-fans will be ready to convert.”
Alan Wake on PC is available in Special Edition form (£29.99) and a Collector’s Edition (£34.99). The former comes with a soundtrack, postcards, stickers and a poster, while the latter includes 144-page book The Alan Wake Files and four discs of content featuring a history of Remedy, a making-of feature, music videos and storyboards.
Players control Wake himself in-game, a best-selling horror writer searching for his missing girlfriend.Gamers can use Wake's torch to stun enemies before finishing them off with a gun, or use flares to take out multiple opponents at once.
Nordic has conducted a press tour with Remedy’s Oskari Häkkinen, which it says “went down a storm”. It has also placed ads on specialist sites and in games magazines.