The downloadable follow-up to Alan Wake takes the titular hero from the dark forests of Washington to the dry desert of Arizona in Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. This time around Wake finds himself in the town of Night Springs caught up in a mystery based on a story that he previously wrote.
The Xbox 360 only game is a spin-off that won’t tread too heavily on what the original game did story-wise. The plot is fairly simple on the surface; Wake pursues his evil doppelganger, Mr. Scratch, through Night Springs as the evil one is set on killing Wake’s wife.
There’s also a single-player survival mode called “Fight Til’ Dawn”. In this mode players earn points for killing baddies and not getting hit. Expect new enemies and weapons to handle in the new game.
Again, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare will be on Xbox Live Arcade on Tuesday, February 22.