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  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare FAQ

    The FAQ's below will be updated as we get closer to the games release.

    FAQ Last Updated: 21st February 2012
    FAQ Version: 0.3

    When is the game coming out?

    Alan Wake's American Nightmare is due out on XBLA on February 22nd, 2012.

    How much will Alan Wake's American Nightmare cost?

    It will cost 1200 Microsoft Points.

    Is this a sequel to Alan Wake or DLC?

    No, Alan Wake's American Nightmare is a standalone title that will expand on the story found in the first game, yet still provide first time players the ability to jump in and play.

    How many hours of story there will be?

    The game's story mode will take approximately 4-5 hours to complete.

    What game modes will be available?

    Alan Wake's American Nightmare contains a Story mode and the arcade action mode called "Fight till Dawn".

    What achievements will be included in the game?

    There are 12 total achievements in Alan Wake's American Nightmare, these are:
    • Escape! (10 points) - Escape the Taken to the motel.
    • Rewrite (10 points) - Rewrite reality for the first time.
    • Cool It (20 points) - Make sure Dr. Meadows can take another look at the skies.
    • Happy Ending (25 points) - Rewrite reality for the last time.
    • Glorious Dawn (10 points) - Survive until dawn in any Arcade Mode level.
    • Poetry in Motion (20 points) - Get a six-minute survivor streak and over 100,000 points in an Arcade level.
    • Enter the Nightmare (10 points) - Unlock all of the Nightmare Arcade Mode levels.
    • Skill Beats Gun (10 points) - Survive an Arcade level using nothing but the flashlight and handheld flares.
    • Survivor (30 points) - Get 70,000 points in any Nightmare Arcade level.
    • Split Splat! (15 points) - Take out two Splitter spawns with a single shot.
    • One Day I’ll Buy a Stapler (20 points) - Find all of the manuscript pages.
    • Pile ‘Em High (20 points) - Defeat 2,000 Taken.

    Will the game have any unlockable Avatar Awards?

    Yes, the following can be unlocked in the game:
    • American Nightmare Hoodie – Meet Emma
    • Night Springs T-Shirt – Unlock the first Nightmare Arcade challenge
    • Old Gods T-Shirt – Complete the game

    What language support is provided in Alan Wake's American Nightmare?

    Alan Wake's American Nightmare provides subtitle-only support for the following languages:
    English, Italian, Spanish, German, French and Japanese.

    How large is the download for the game?

    The download is approximately 1.3GB.

    Does this use the same game engine as Alan Wake and will there be any improvements to the engine?

    The engine has been revised and improved since the original Alan Wake. We have managed to get a lot of optimisations in and among other things the internal rendering resolution has been increased, as well as FXAA anti-aliasing has been added. Alan Wake himself has been completely remodelled in higher detail, and enemies use a completely new animation system. We also have lots of new details like a much cooler (well, in our opinion anyway) Taken effect.

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    Re: Alan Wake's American Nightmare FAQ

    Updated FAQ with more Q&A's.


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      Re: Alan Wake's American Nightmare FAQ

      Updated FAQ:
      - Added FAQ for language support.