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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare awakens on Xbox Live

The Gadget Show  Thursday 23 February 2012

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare awakens on Xbox Live

Fans of supernatural thriller Alan Wake can sigh with delight. The next instalment of of the Alan Wake franchise – titled Alan Wake’s Nightmare – is now available to download on Xbox 360. The downloadable adventure is a scary stand-alone spin-off adventure that literally sheds new light on protagonist Alan Wake’s world.

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, has the checkered shirt-wearing-torch-bearing writer stuck in the middle of some alternate world in the hunt for an evil doppelgänger called Mr. Scratch, who is after Wake’s wife.

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This odd turn of events forces Wake to somehow learn to control reality and the world around him to unravel the secrets needed to see off Mr. Scratch. We’re sure it’s as weird as it sounds.

As is custom these days, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare comes with its own “Fight till Dawn” survival style mode in which Wake wards off waves of enemies in an attempt to rack up the highest score possible using guns and flares. Online leaderboards add a little spicy incentive to play on.

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is available to download now from Xbox Live for 1,200 Microsoft Points. PC player? Alan Wake for PC finally arrives in stores on March 2. An Alan Wake Collector’s Edition will also be available, containing a 144-page Alan Wake book, double-sided poster, concept art and extra in-game content for £29.99.

If you’ve already downloaded Alan Wake’s American Nightmare don’t forget to let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

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