Alan Wake’s American Nightmare: Impressive new gameplay

By Posted 13 Jan 2012, 12:35

If you are a fan of the Alan Wake series of games on the Xbox 360, then you’ll be pleased to hear that we have some of the first gameplay to show you from Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, the follow-up game from Remedy Entertainment which isn’t being classed as Alan Wake 2.

Alan Wake has become something of a secret success for Xbox 360 owners, as it was easily one of the best games to land when the original launched in 2010. The game was such a success for Remedy that they have now decided to make the game available for PC owners, as it will go on sale in the next few months.

As for the new game, we first had a confirmation that something new was coming at the Video Game Awards, but now we have the first gameplay to show you, as well as a reminder if you didn’t know that Alan Wake’s American Nightmare will release sometime in February, via the Xbox Live Marketplace only.

The gameplay has come courtesy of Spike TV who have unveiled it as part of their CES 2012 coverage. You’ll be pleased to know that the game features improved graphics from the first game and according to Remedy, American Nightmare is very much its own entity and doesn’t interfere with the major storyline plot from Alan Wake. For these reasons, Remedy has said that it is an ideal game for players who have not played the first game to just ‘jump in’ and experience the Alan Wake universe.

We have two videos to show you now, one of which gives players a look at the observatory scene from the game, and the other is more of a campaign walkthrough with commentary from Oskari Hakkinen, main developer at Remedy. Just like the first game, the graphics shown in these gameplay videos for American Nightmare are nothing short of stunning, and it maintains Remedy’s reputation as being responsible for one of the best-looking franchises on the Xbox 360.

American Nightmare is due out on Xbox Live on February 15th. How highly do you rate the franchise? Is it the Xbox 360′s answer to Heavy Rain? Considering that this isn’t a sequel, it provides an exciting prospect to see how Remedy can follow up with a proper Alan Wake 2 game.