It’s been nearly six years since the release of Remedy Entertainment’s Survival Horror title Alan Wake, but could a long overdue sequel possibly be in the works? Today’s news that Developers, Remedy Entertainment have not only registered a trademark for ‘Alan Wake Returns’ but have also purchased the Domain name AlanWakeReturns.com, is evidence that would certainly lean towards a sequel for the thriller novelist.
Released back in May of 2010 for the Xbox 360 and 2012 for PC, Alan Wake follows the famous novelist as he tries to uncover the mystery behind his wife’s mysterious disappearance while on vacation in the small fictional town of Bright Falls, Washington, all the while Alan experiences events from the plot in his latest novel, which he has no recognition of ever writing, dramatically coming to life.
Remedy Entertainment have always expressed a desire to make an Alan Wake sequel with Creative Director and Head Writer Sam Lake stating “For Alan Wake, from the get-go, we assumed there was going to be a sequel and we mapped things further out when it came to character, story, details and focus changes. Clearly in the prototype we see Alan Wake himself as a more experienced player in the secret war against the forces of darkness”. Remedy Entertainment announced more recently that pre-orders for upcoming Microsoft Exclusive Quantum Break will come with both Alan Wake and downloadable Arcade title Alan Wake’s American Nightmare.
So could a long overdue sequel to one of 2010’s best games be finally on the horizon? We certainly hope so.