First Screenshot of Alan Wake XBLA Emerges

By Mark Delaney, 6 years ago
Days ago we brought you the news that this year's Spike TV Video Game Awards will serve as the reveal for the next installment in the Alan Wake franchise. As was leaked by XBLAFans.com in May, the game will be called Alan Wake's Night Springs. Game Informer has released the exclusive first image.

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Immediately after the official announcement, Bright Falls aficionados everywhere grew collectively outraged at the downloadable format of the game, fearing an arcade release may affect the game's prospects. However, on the official Alan Wake forums, Remedy's Community Manager, Peter Papadopoulos, assured fans that the game will play like a retail title and he asked fans to wait until they see more of it before judging the game's merits. The CEO of Remedy, Markus Mäki, also had this to say:

If you're thinking about this in terms of some kind of a, I don't know, super simplified 'we still use the name but changed everything about it' version of Alan Wake, let me just say that this is not the case. That's all I'm gonna say.
There's a lot to point out in the new screenshot. Alan has ditched the elbow pads in favor of a Twin Peaks look. The road he is on is definitely not in Bright Falls either, and the weapon in his hand - is that a nail gun? What does Remedy have up their sleeve?

Look for the official unveiling of Alan Wake's Night Springs this December 10th on the Spike TV Video Game Awards.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancé and son. He almost never writes in the third person.