Alan Wake DLC Already Announced!
It seems that Remedy, responsible for the Max Payne series and now the upcoming and very exciting Alan Wake, are full to the brim with confidence in their upcoming romp in the surprisingly sinister place that is Bright Falls in which you are going to play as the panic stricken author, Alan. So much so, it seems, that they already have prepared a DLC, boldly assuming that the game will leave players wanting more time in their tweed jackets within this so called ‘physiological action thriller’. I personally struggle to anticipate wanting anything else once the credits roll on Alan Wake myself to be honest, and so I feel confident that Remedy’s presumptions will turn out to be accurate and DLC will be on everyone’s lips soon after Wake’s release. It is for this reason that I am more than happy to welcome this very early news of DLC with open arms and a controller within one hand.
With Alan Wake adopting a television series style of storytelling, this DLC is going to take setting between the first- this game- and second- its sequel- 'season', resolving a cliffhanger which game one will end on (don't worry, however, the main story of Alan Wake 1 will be resolved within the actual game). Of, course, nobody has any idea how the game's going to end at this pre-release point in time, which leaves the story of the DLC a complete mystery yet to be revealed. Remedy have actually tagged the DLC as being ‘A Christmas Special’, likening it to those ‘one-off’ episodes of TV programmes you get between series’. Whether or not this DLC will actually take place within the Yuletide- or any other holiday- season is unknown but with the actual game’s release date being on May 21, I doubt Remedy will want to wait too long so that Santa can distribute the DLC, so it will probably be released much sooner and with an un-festive theme. That’s probably for the best really, as the idea of Rudolph in a psychological thriller doesn’t sound quite right to me.
When it all comes down to it, really, at whatever time of the year the DLC’s set in or when its released or what it's plotline is, I don’t doubt it will be welcome as Alan Wake will surely amass numerous fans upon its release who’ll be at this DLC as soon as their Wake withdrawal symptoms begin to manifest after completion of the game. So this DLC will surely be welcome and its early announcment can be seen as a blessing when we're sitting bored after the doubtlessly great main Alan Wake game has concluded, with it still to look forward to.