'Alan Wake' sequel hinted in trademark submitting
Quantum Break is a bit more than a month away, however already followers are speculating a few attainable sequel to Alan Wake, the final massive recreation from developer Treatment Leisure. A trademark software for “Alan Wake’s Return” was noticed by a consumer on the gaming discussion board Neogaf, pointing to a different instalment of the Twin Peaks-type thriller. Treatment’s artistic director Sam Lake has all the time stated that he want to return to the franchise, going as far as to launch prototype footage. Alan Wake 2 was ultimately scrapped in favour of Quantum Break, though a number of the group’s concepts ultimately wound up in Alan Wake’s American Nightmare.
Treatment hasn’t confirmed the trademark software, so there’s an opportunity it is an elaborate fan hoax. The submitting does look like genuine, nevertheless, given it hyperlinks via to a Treatment account that was additionally used to trademark Max Payne, Alan Wake and Vibrant Falls, a six-half reside-motion mini collection. Nonetheless, for now any potential sequel continues to be firmly in “hearsay” territory.
Alan Wake was an uncommon third-individual motion recreation. The titular character, a author, shortly finds himself reliving a narrative based mostly on a manuscript he does not keep in mind writing. Pages are scattered all through the world, teasing horrors and thoughts-bending risks that the participant should cope with. Enemies have been townsfolk and objects possessed by a mysterious darkness that Wake might beat again with torches, flares and different sources of sunshine. Managing ammunition and lightweight was a novel expertise, particularly as mild might be used for each offensive and defensive functions.
It was the story, nevertheless, that earned the sport a cult following and four.5 million gross sales (as of March 2015), regardless of it going up towards Purple Lifeless Redemption at launch. Treatment was capable of make two DLC chapters for the primary recreation, the final of which ended with Wake writing a manuscript referred to as “Return.” His adventures continued in American Nightmare, a downloadable type-of-sequel that shifted the backdrop to Arizona. There he battles by way of an episode of the fictional TV present Night time Springs, which, within the credit, is revealed to be referred to as Return too.
The ultimate piece of proof? Microsoft is providing Alan Wake free of charge by way of backwards compatibility with each copy of Quantum Break. Pre-order and you will get American Nightmare too. An ideal alternative, you may say, to remind individuals a few considerably dormant franchise…