The forthcoming Alan Wake spin-off XBLA title has a little surprise for those who want a little more out of their arcade games. American Nightmare will have a mini game called “Fight till Dawn” where Wake must survive against hordes of nightmarish creatures until dawn. It could easily be compared to the Dead Ops Arcade from Call of Duty: Black Ops as the gameplay is fairly similar.
Alan Wake American Nightmare takes Wake through the Nights Springs TV series fiction, which was a sort of Easter Egg in the original game, and he must chase an evil doppelganger of himself, Mr. Scratch, to the town of Night Springs before he kills his wife.
Fight Till Dawn will offer a break from the more horror driven tensity of the main game and allow for, as Remedy put its, “relentlessly intense” action. There will be plenty of chances for respite in this arcade shooter as you can unlock new weapons as well as safe havens that allow you take a breath safely away from the horde that wants to kill you. This mode also features an online leaderboard so you can compete against friends to see who can get the most POINTS.
American Nightmare will be release Q1 2012.
[showhide type=”pressrelease”]ESPOO, FINLAND – December 19, 2011 – It was announced today thatAlan Wake’s American Nightmare, Remedy Entertainment’s stand-alone digital spin-off for Xbox LIVE Arcade, will include a relentlessly intense arcade mode called “Fight till Dawn”. Published by Microsoft Studios, the game will be released in middle of the first quarter of 2012.
The main story mode in Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is part of the ‘Night Springs’ TV show fiction and offers an exaggerated pulp action adventure where the horrors of reality have the all too easy habit of coming true. Alan Wake finds himself stuck in an altered reality filled with dangerous shadows; he must leap into action and pursue his evil doppelganger, Mr. Scratch, across the Arizona mesa towards the town of Night Springs. Scratch, a supernatural serial killer, has his evil plans set on Wake’s wife, Alice. Wake must learn to control reality itself and unravel the secret to Mr. Scratch’s demise while using the power of light to put an end to the darkness.
The previously unannounced “Fight till Dawn” arcade mode places Wake in the battle of his life. Players must survive a full night of enemy onslaughts while racking up their score. With loads of new enemies to battle, players will require a deep arsenal of weapons; from old stalwarts like the flare gun to wild new favorites like the nail gun and old school Remedy favorites like the Uzi. Thankfully, safe havens and unlockable weapons dot the landscape, allowing for a momentary respite from the darkest of nights. Surviving until dawn is only the beginning as online leaderboards pit friends head to head to see who the real champion of light is.
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare will be published by Microsoft Studios and will be available for Xbox Live Arcade in mid Q1 2012. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. Please keep an eye out for updates on Facebook www.facebook.com/alanwake and Twitter @Remedygames.[/showhide]