We first discussed Alan Wake back in 2006 and made it one of our games to watch in 2008 (!), but after numerous delays not only do we now have a formal release date, but one which has been moved up.
14 May is the new global launch day for the Xbox 360 exclusive and while that only shaves off a week from when it had been expected, after a four year wait we'll take what we can get.
"Fans in Europe have been crying out to get their hands on Alan Wake since it was first announced and we’re thrilled to be able to deliver it to them early," said Stephen McGill, Director of Xbox & Entertainment without the slightest hint of irony.
Need a reminder? Protagonist Alan Wake is a best-selling crime writer suffering from writer’s block. He escapes to a small town only to experience the mysterious disappearance of his wife. As he tries to piece together what happened he discovers the story of his new novel - one he has no memory of writing - is playing out in front of him him line-by-line.
Created by Remedy, the team behind Max Payne, Alan Wake is a sandbox-based psychological thriller in a similar mould to Grand Theft Auto and has us extremely excited. For more check-out our preview.