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Alan Wake 2 “looks promising,” Remedy job posting looks for “drama and storytelling” for new game

Monday, 4th April 2011 08:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Remedy’s posted a new job listing, looking for a senior level designer who can deliver “compelling narrative and intense action” for its new game

The listing, posted by Gama, says that the job requires that the game matches its “storyline and vision.”

This sounds like Alan Wake 2. OXM seems to agree. Its latest issue (via GAF) says in its rumour section that a sequel to last year’s thriller was that it “looks promising.”

The ambition to develop a Wake sequel hasn’t been kept too much of a secret, mind. Remedy has mentioned in the past its desire to make Wake 2, but it would be 360-exclusive or be on PC and 360.

Alan Wake released last May for Xbox 360. Two DLC episodes, The Signal and The Writer, act as a bridge between what Remedy called Season One and Season Two during Wake 1′s promotion.

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  1. dvcy21

    This is good news. I really like Alan Wake and I think a sequel would be welcomed especially if they fix the flaws the first one had and add some variety to it.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. xino

    i’m sure this will use kinect support

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Well, if they do make another one they can count me in. So that’s one sale already! Whoo! :-D

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Malmer

    Alan Wake was one of the best games this generation imo, so this surely is good news.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Gigabomber

    Just got a 360 to go along with my PS3 and this game really made it worth it. Underrated, no doubt.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. loki

    AW2 it is cool, and we don’t want PC port and another fail like Fable 3

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Bond James Bond

    The first game was mediocre shite. All hype and nothing more than that. It’s funny to see wee 360 fanboys get there knickers in a twist over this.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Nonsense. It wasn’t quite what I hoped it would be, but it was far from a poor game.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. onlineatron

    I wasn’t a fan of Alan Wake, but I’m up for a sequel.

    The original had some great ideas that needed to be more fleshed out so’s not to feel repetitive.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Exactly that, onlineatron. Plenty of promise, but it never really lived up to what it could have been. Brilliant atmosphere though, and some great set-pieces. And I really liked Alan’s commentary, the presentation was top-notch.

    I’d have liked to feel a little less ‘corridor-constrained’, some actual exploring would’ve been nice. Perhaps for the sequel they could move more towards that original ‘open world’ plan. It doesn’t have to be completely open, just not entirely closed.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. onlineatron

    Yes, the funnelled direction of it aggravated me, especially when you could see remnants of when the game was more open world (with the cars, and flask collecting).

    More variety in the combat would have been nice too. Only so many times I can shine a light on, and blast, vague looking shadows.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Mike

    Still haven’t played the first one.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. _LarZen_

    Just LOVE Alan Wake….in a time where people seam to think running around in braindead fps games is the best there is I am SO glad Remedy is one of the companies that makes games like this.

    Is it perfect? No…what game is realy? But the good parts outweight the bad parts by a long shoot in this game…just love it!

    Hope Alan Wake 2 is coming, and I hope this time they somehow can make it multiplatform…

    Hughs Remedy :)

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Dralen

    If it’s multi-platform, and we get a PC release, I would seriously hump the leg of Remedy.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. ManuOtaku

    I love the first one, it was a great game IMO, i only hope it will last a little bit longer, it scared the hell out of me, nice job remedy, you got your first copy sold of Alan Wake two.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    “Just LOVE Alan Wake….in a time where people seam to think running around in braindead fps games is the best there is I am SO glad Remedy is one of the companies that makes games like this.”

    Yeah because chests with infinite ammo screams not a brain dead shooter. Thats how you know there was going to be a boss battle.

    This game was huge fat disappointment following the story of a Goosebumps TV show and copying 3rd person shooters. The only thing it had going for it was the ad placement, this game took the cake in that department. I thought Prototype was bad, yeah this game had Duracell batteries.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    ^ lol The product placement really hit me too. I guess its not out of place in a game set in our time to have ads, but they really did go over the top with the Verizon stuff, going so far as to stick a full video ad in there. As if all of the posters (which are everywhere) and the characters using Verizon phones wasnt enought.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Ge0force

    I think Alan Wake had a great story and atmosphere, but the gameplay was rather disappointing.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. YoungZer0

    God. Do we really need a sequel to a mediocre game as this?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. frostquake

    I bought the Hype of the First Game, got the limited Edition and everything, and It started off with a huge BANG and then fell apart with, repetition. Run and Gun basically, well Run and Flashlight. ;)

    What was scary up front, turned into nothing more then each level getting more and more bad guys you had to shoot with the light! Nothing really anymore then that…and there I was looking forward to meeting some Old Norse Gods to fight against.

    They had so much potential, and for a game in as long as development as this one was, remember it was an Xbox 1 title, this one should have started a New IP that Generated Buzz instead of the Fizzle.

    Sorry, I really wanted to like this game, alot, with all the Stephen King they tried to reference, but this was a Great Big Can Of Coke that got flat really, really quick.

    I wont be buying the second one, day one, not unless I see a Huge change in the direction, and not them just throwing in the Light Gimmick all the way through the game!

    #20 3 years ago
  21. YoungZer0

    @20: Tried to reference? They couldn’t have put more references into it even if they TRIED. :P

    #21 3 years ago
  22. osric90

    Hope this second game delivers what the first one promised and never did.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    #19 if killzone had the chance to become a better game, and now a good franchise, why not this one or for that matter any other game

    #23 3 years ago
  24. absolutezero

    Loved the first Alan Wake, felt like it was actually a game aimed towards my actual age for once, not a kids game dressed up in adult trappings.

    The acting was solid and towards the end it actually started to have fun with its premise and ideas. I think alot of people got put off by that, they were expecting something totally po-faced and serious and what they got was The Old Gods of Asgard instead.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. blackdreamhunk

    I am willing to bet it’s going to make 1/2 the sales numbers of the frist Alan wake.

    #25 3 years ago