Microsoft Game Studios and Remedy Partner in Delivering âAlan Wakeâ
Today at Microsoftâs E3 press conference, Microsoft Game Studios confirmed it will publish âAlan Wake,â 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 thrilled 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."
âPartnering with Microsoft Game Studios creates a complementary blend of talents and a shared passion to create something incredible,â said Petri JÃ¤rvilehto, 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 truly excited to work with MGS to make âAlan Wakeâ the game it deserves to be and to continue our track record of success.â
Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Washington, âAlan Wakeâ 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 fiancÃ©e. In Bright Falls Wake comes face to face with his darkest nightmares.
âAlan Wakeâ immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to roam freely in hyper-realistic, dynamic and interactive environments. âAlan Wakeâ 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 â light itself.
Remedy Entertainment Ltd. (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. âAlan Wakeâ and âRemedyâ 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 XboxÂ® and Xbox 360â¢ video game systems, the WindowsÂ® 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 âAge of EmpiresÂ®,â âFlight Simulatorâ and âZoo TycoonÂ®;â Xbox and Xbox 360 (http://www.xbox.com), including such games as the upcoming âGears of Warâ and franchises such as âHaloÂ®,â âFableÂ®,â âProject Gotham RacingÂ®â and âForza Motorsportâ¢â; and MSNÂ® Games (http://www.games.msn.com), the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as âBejeweledâ and âHexicÂ®.â