Alan Wake's American Nightmare News: Stop dreaming - the nightmare is over. The PC release date for Alan Wake's American Nightmare has been announced.
The Alan Wake's American Nightmare release date is a dream that became very real for PC gamers this week, as developer Remedy announced the May launch. For those unaware American Nightmare is a spin-off of the original Alan Wake title that hit both the Xbox 360 and later on the PC. In this title, you are stuck in a recurring nightmare that won't seem to go away. As you progress through the game you will learn more about what is going on and what you need to do to say ahead of Mr. Scratch, Alan's evil alter ego. Remedy has stated that Alan Wake's American Nightmare has been revamped for the PC with ?stunning high definition graphics and enhanced PC features.?
To help celebrate the Alan Wake's American Nightmare release date on the PC, Remedy is also offering gamers a bunch of discounts on Alan Wake. Pre-orders of American Nightmare on Steam and GOG will receive 10% off their purchase. For purchasers of the original Alan Wake, an additional 15% off is available. The original Alan Wake is currently (as of 5/8/2012) part of Steam's Midweek Madness available at 50% off. GOG also has the same offer with their service. If you would rather have a physical copy of Alan Wake's American Nightmare, it was also announced that it will hit retail ?shortly? through Nordic Games.
The single-player campaign for American Nightmare comes from ?Night Springs,? a Twilight Zone-inspired fiction. For those who went through the original Alan Wake, ?Night Springs? was the television show that you would always see playing on tvs you found around the environment. I know that I personally thought it would be a great idea to have a game based on the ?Night Springs? content and I was happy to find out that Remedy had the exact same thought.
In addition to the single-player campaign, there is also a new ?Fight Till Dawn? arcade mode to go through. As the name suggests, you need to stay alive all night as you battle wave after waves of oncoming enemies. As you clear each wave of enemies they will start to become tougher to deal with, similar to ?horde modes? in other titles. You'll have plenty of weapons that dot the landscape as well as safe havens if you need a breather. While Remedy missed the opportunity to make this a multiplayer mode there are still leaderboards so you can see how you stack up against your friends.
If you enjoyed Alan Wake, then I recommend that you try out this title. I went through the Xbox 360 version and enjoyed it. I will probably end up going through the PC version as well. What do you think? Are you a fan of the Alan Wake series? Will you download this game when it becomes available later this month?