Alan Wake gets a Xbox 360 release date

Written by Joe Martin

February 12, 2010 | 11:15

Tags: #2010 #alan-wake #may #release-date #special-edition

Companies: #microsoft #remedy

Speaking at Microsoft's X10 event in San Francisco, Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft have finally pinned down a specific release date for the long-delayed Alan Wake.

Alan Wake will now see an Xbox 360 release on May 18th, 2010, in North America, though Europe and the rest of the world will have to wait until May 21st, 2010.

Microsoft has also revealed some pre-order bonuses for the game too, though it'll only be available at select retailers. Pre-ordering the game will net players a 'Bright Falls Bonus Pack' which included some avatar items, an Xbox LIVE theme and a making of video.

There's also a limited edition collectors version of the game in the works too, which will include a bonus disc of behind-the-scenes footage, some in-game commentary, a soundtrack, a book about the game and more, according to ShackNews.

Alan Wake tells the story of a writer who finds himself trapped in a story he doesn't remember writing after retreating to the town of Bright Falls to work of his writer's block. It's written and developed by the same team who did Max Payne. It's also set to have episodic expansions of some sort in the future.

Often thought to be vapourware, Alan Wake has been in development for more than five years. It was originally announced as a PC title that would be the first DirectX 10 only title to run exclusively on Vista. Those plans changed over the years though and the game is now an Xbox 360 exclusive, with a PC version still "up in the air" according to Remedy.

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