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Alan Wake XBLA is Highly Ambitious — Basically Alan Wake 2

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Posted on December 5, 2011 AT 09:39am

THE BUZZ: It appears that the next Alan Wake title, set to be announced at the VGAs, is more than just a scaled down arcade release.  Geoff Keighley, host of the VGAs, claims it is a highly ambitious title, basically Alan Wake 2.

“I’ve seen the game, I’ve seen the trailer we’re showing, and even though it’s going to be a downloadable game, it’s not a small game,” he told Major Nelson. ”I mean, it effectively is, I think, Alan Wake 2 when you really look at it and look what they’re doing with that game. It’s really ambitious, beautiful technology and I think people are going to be really excited about it. So I think one thing that’s happening and will happen over the next year is the idea of downloadable games will change and it won’t necessarily mean small experience.”

EGM’s TAKE: This is great news for fans who were worried that an arcade release would damage the atmosphere and story that made the game popular in the first place.

What do you think of an arcade version of Alan Wake, good or bad? Leave your thoughts below.

Source: Major Nelson

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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