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Someone's Resume Alludes to the Existence of Alan Wake 2

This is really going to bum us out if it turns out to be a horrible lie.

Once again, a shining beacon of incandescent, game-related light has sprung forth from the black expanse of employment information that is LinkedIn. This time, it's in relation to a potential sequel to one of last year's best games.

 Alan Wake: The best psychological horror story about a damaged author and his terrible narrative creations come to life since In the Mouth of Madness.
Though it has since been scrubbed of the reference, Eurogamer caught wind this morning of a reference to Alan Wake 2 in the resume of pre-visualization artist Althea Suarez Gata. During her brief stint at a company called Halon Entertainment, Gata evidently worked on in-game cinematics for the title. Lending a bit of credence to the information is the fact that Halon also produced the "Deliver Hope" advertisement for Halo: Reach, establishing that there is already a relationship with Microsoft in place.

Alan Wake's developer, Remedy Entertainment, has been on record as saying that they'd love to produce a sequel, though as of last year, they had yet to discuss the prospect with Microsoft. Eurogamer posits the notion that the alluded-to cinematic production could be related to some kind of E3 announcement from MS, but if Remedy wasn't even talking about a sequel as of last year, that might be a bit far-fetched. Still, I think it's safe to say everyone around here would love to see this sequel make some kind of E3 appearance--especially if we'll have to wait another five years for it to hit store shelves. Alex Navarro on Google+
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Once again, a shining beacon of incandescent, game-related light has sprung forth from the black expanse of employment information that is LinkedIn. This time, it's in relation to a potential sequel to one of last year's best games.

 Alan Wake: The best psychological horror story about a damaged author and his terrible narrative creations come to life since In the Mouth of Madness.
Though it has since been scrubbed of the reference, Eurogamer caught wind this morning of a reference to Alan Wake 2 in the resume of pre-visualization artist Althea Suarez Gata. During her brief stint at a company called Halon Entertainment, Gata evidently worked on in-game cinematics for the title. Lending a bit of credence to the information is the fact that Halon also produced the "Deliver Hope" advertisement for Halo: Reach, establishing that there is already a relationship with Microsoft in place.

Alan Wake's developer, Remedy Entertainment, has been on record as saying that they'd love to produce a sequel, though as of last year, they had yet to discuss the prospect with Microsoft. Eurogamer posits the notion that the alluded-to cinematic production could be related to some kind of E3 announcement from MS, but if Remedy wasn't even talking about a sequel as of last year, that might be a bit far-fetched. Still, I think it's safe to say everyone around here would love to see this sequel make some kind of E3 appearance--especially if we'll have to wait another five years for it to hit store shelves.
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Posted by Pabba

Yay Alan Wake! WAKE UP.

Posted by spiceninja

cool game deserves sequel

Posted by McDom

Great game needed a sequel!!

Posted by Droop

DIdn't we already know (unofficially) that Alan Wake 2 was a thing?

Edited by Bolgirk

I hope they are making this game, I don't think it'll take 5 years as Max Payne 2 was something like 18 months after the first game. Well I hope to see it at E3 this year.

Posted by Branthog
@Droop said:
" DIdn't we already know (unofficially) that Alan Wake 2 was a thing? "
Not really, considering the rather poor sales that it reportedly had.
Posted by Branthog

Oh, fuck yes! I was a little disapointed with the direction the game took in the end and then the DLC, but it was still a wonderful experience that I would like more of. Also, Old Gods of Asgard are still fucking awesome.

Posted by eulogize_my_baked_goods

Sooo... PC version... this time out... please.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

I'll play that.

Posted by RAGEosaurus

This reminds me that i still haven't read the book that came with the limited edition

Posted by Delta_Ass

It's not a resume, it's an ocean.

Posted by fillmoejoe

I would love a sequel.

Posted by CornBREDX

Alan Wake was cool but if they do another I hope they fix it's flaws.

This is something i'm game for but I cant help but say I'm a bit surprised as I thought the first one didn't do so well.

Maybe it did better when the price dropped. It seemed to but I don't know the numbers on that stuff.

Posted by BonOrbitz

I hope this is true for my sanity. The title and it's DLC left me confused as shit with too many questions and not enough answers to my liking.

Posted by baron_calamity
@eulogize_my_baked_goods:  no way, that ship has sailed.
Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

I'd like a sequel, hopefully the combat is a bit less clunky and monotonous this time around.

Posted by Vexxan

There has to be a sequel. There just has to be.

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Posted by RobertOrri

Oh man, I sure hope this is true. I'd really like if there was a surprise announcement at E3.


The first game had loads of potential, and even if it didn't deliver on the original open world concepts it had great atmosphere.
Posted by Stealthmaster86

Speaking of In The Mouth Of Madness I watched that yesterday again and it's STILL awesome. Alan Wake 2 FUCK YEAH! If it comes out this year it will easily be my Most anticipated game of the year.    
Posted by Ellis7x

Cant wait to see what brands they use in Alan Wake 2, product placement is brilliant - a popular brand of flares or stun grenades maybe or llisten to lime and the coconut on a zune.

Posted by pornstorestiffi

Cool, now we just need to wait 5 years for it.

Posted by Scooper

I've had a copy of Alan Wake for like 5 months now and haven't even put it in my Xbox yet. I don't know why.

Posted by baron_calamity
@pornstorestiffi:  I doubt it will be 5 years. It will probably come out fairly soon. They will be reusing the engine and quite a number of assets. If Microsoft announces a new console and it is shipping on that, then we could be in a long wait for Alan Wake 2.
Posted by LethalKi11ler
@Delta_Ass said:
" It's not a resume, it's an ocean. "
I laughed soo hard at this :P People that have finished the game will all get it :)
Posted by Luck3ySe7en
@Scooper:  You should probably put that in your XBox. Nice and slowly.  It really is an awesome game. 
Posted by benjaebe

I maintain that Alan Wake suffered from some of the worst launch timing ever. Red Dead Redemption sucked all the oxygen out of the room when it came out.

Posted by Yanngc33

LinkedIn is your new source for gaming news apparently :p

Posted by lumberingjackal

I certainly hope so.  Alan Wake was fantastic.

Posted by NegativeCero

Still need to play the first one. 

Posted by ProfessorEss
@NegativeCero said:
" Still need to play the first one.  "
Me too. I keep getting the feeling that this is gonna be one of those games that when I finally play it I'm gonna wonder wtf I was thinking putting it off for so long.
Posted by Clinkz

Alan Wake...









...writer.

Posted by brocool

Alan Wake 2 needs to fix one thing. The automatic switching of the camera angle. Carlll stuckkkyy

Posted by eulogize_my_baked_goods
@baron_calamity: You are right, given what happened with the first game I've no illusions. but hey, a man can dream!
Posted by Jimbo

Apparently it ended up selling a million copies.  Remedy are a reasonably small studio, so I guess they could have broken even on that, even with how long it took to develop.

Posted by LiquidSwords

Loved this game. Hope this comes to fruition!

Posted by phish09

It's gotta be coming.  After the cliff hanger that was the last DLC, I need more A. Wake. 

Posted by DeF
@LiquidSwords said:
" Loved this game. Hope this comes to fruition! "
same here!

now please just refined the HUD (less in-your-face-y) and things are gonna be fine :)
Posted by wickedsc3

cool, I would love to go back to alan wake.

Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx

Alan Wake was great, but I think you have the "best" confused with a little game I like to call Silent Hill 2
Posted by Yummylee

Alan Wake was my surprise hit of last year. I got it through a sale and loved close to everything about it, and I especially grew to like a lot of the characters. The DLC wasn't all too fresh, though. It had too much emphasis on the combat which I was already a little fed up with before even the main game was up.


inanimate objects and bulldozers plagued by poltergeists was cool during the first few encounters but once it was virtually a standard mob enemy it lost its admirable creativity. 
Posted by LOZZAT

This reminds me that I still can't play Remedy's games on my PS3... On to the next game for me it is...

Posted by TMThomsen

Alan Wake was my game of the year of 2010. I would love to see more.

Posted by ThatFrood

Someone's Resume Alludes to the Existence of My Boner.

Posted by SomeDeliCook

Should be called Alice Wake

Posted by OldGuy

I didn't mind the combat as much as some people (I wasn't sick of it by the end)... But they better not make me do anymore platforming (DLC 2, I'm looking at YOU) in the next game or I'll hunt somebody down and hurt them.

Posted by Rukus

Played the first one on the 360 and it was a pretty awesome game. Maybe this'll get a PC release? (An Alan Wake and Alan Wake 2 PC double pack would be pretty cool, Remedy *hint,hint*).

Posted by leftzero101

Feel like a sequel would help alot.
Posted by Garfield360UK

A sequal would be great, I enjoyed the first game (although a few of my friends did not, it seems to be a game that have fallen into the marmite cattegory). Also, good pun Alex, I would be burnt out as well if this turns out to be false..
Posted by phrosnite

Alan wake up, again.

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