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Remedy and Microsoft hook up on Alan Wake

Posted by: Chuck at 5/9/2006 8:00 PM
Good news for fans of Alan Wake (we're a growing legion, just you wait) as Microsoft announced today that they will partner with Remedy to publish Alan Wake.  While no release date has been announced this certainly qualifies as the good news that Remedy foreshadowed last week.  For more information on the game head over to the game's official website.


ICROSOFT GAME STUDIOS AND REMEDY PARTNER IN DELIVERING "ALAN WAKE"

Psychological action thriller slated as exclusive for Windows Vista and
Xbox 360

Today at Microsoft's E3 press conference, Microsoft Game Studios
confirmed it will publish "Alan Wake," the highly anticipated
psychological action thriller by the renowned and successful developer,
Remedy. The title will be made exclusively for Windows Vista and the
Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system.

"We are truly excited about the opportunity to work with the gifted and
experienced Remedy team," said Frank Pape, Senior Director of Business
Development at Microsoft. "Our teams are dedicated to pushing the
envelope of the gaming experience for Windows and the Xbox 360 with
'Alan Wake.' Millions of gamers have come to expect highly innovative
and compelling content from Remedy and Microsoft Game Studios is proud
to partner with them on this phenomenal title."

"Partnering with Microsoft Game Studios creates a complementary blend of
talents and a shared passion to create something incredible," said Petri
Jrvilehto, Creative Director at Remedy. "We put a lot of effort into
finding the best publisher match for our game and the Remedy team. As a
result, we are thrilled to work with MGS to make 'Alan Wake' the game
it deserves to be and to continue our track record of success."

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Washington, "Alan
Wake" places gamers in the role of the best-selling suspense author,
Alan Wake. He escapes to this small town to recover from the mysterious
disappearance of his fiance. In Bright Falls Wake comes face to face
with his darkest nightmares.

"Alan Wake" immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world
that enables players to roam freely in hyper-realistic, dynamic and
interactive environments. "Alan Wake" is mission-based with a deeply
engaging and suspenseful storyline unveiling new twists and profound
character revelations at every turn. Players will unravel the riveting
plot through character interactions, unique problem-solving and intense
combat against terrifying enemies. In this nightmarish world, Alan Wake
must use a variety of weapons to survive, including his most powerful
ally against the creatures of darkness - light itself.



About Remedy
Remedy Entertainment Ltd. (http://www.remedygames.com) is a privately
held developer of cinematic action games and franchises. Remedy is based
in Espoo, Finland. Remedy has developed critically acclaimed and
top-selling action franchises. "Alan Wake" and "Remedy" are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of Remedy Entertainment Ltd.

About Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of
games for the Xbox and Xbox 360 video game systems, the Windows
operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top
developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative
and diverse games for Windows (http://www.microsoft.com/games),
including such franchises as "Age of Empires," "Flight Simulator" and
"Zoo Tycoon;" Xbox and Xbox 360 (http://www.xbox.com), including such
games as the upcoming "Gears of War" and franchises such as "Halo,"
"Fable," "Project Gotham Racing" and "Forza Motorsport"; and MSN
Games (http://www.games.msn.com), the official games channel for the MSN
network and home to such hits as "Bejeweled" and "Hexic."