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Remedy's Sam Lake teasing new Alan Wake? "It will happen again in a town called Ordinary"

Remedy lead writer Sam Lake's either gone and lost it on Twitter or he's started teasing a brand new Alan Wake.

He tweeted the following last night: "It's all true. 'It will happen again, in another town, a town called Ordinary.' It's happening now."

The tweet contained a link to a short story that basically screams 'Wake'. This is what part of it says.

"In the dream I was visiting the previous owner of my house at the nursing home, only in the dream the owner wasn’t a sweet old lady, he was a man, and he wasn’t old, he was a young man with a dark hair – very good looking in fact. I remember that he was wearing a funny jacket with old-fashioned elbow patches.

"I was there to find out about the shoebox, but he was very agitated and didn’t listen to me. The place was brightly lit, it was sunny outside, but he was still very anxious and wanted me to turn all the lights on.

"He kept going on about the place being too dark. I remember being certain that all the lights were on already, but that didn’t calm him down. In the end he was screaming for me to turn the lights on. I was also starting to freak out, starting to think that something horrible was coming to take us away, and that’s when I woke up."

Remedy's not been shy in saying it's been looking to continue the Alan Wake series. The studio's head of franchise development Oskari Hakkinen told VG247 back in February the series's last installment, American Nightmare, wouldn't be the last we'd hear of the troubled writer.

"Alan Wake in general, the intellectual property, is ours, and it’s not the last you’re seeing of Alan Wake," he said at the time of the release of AW.

The original Alan Wake came out in May 2010 for Xbox 360. The previously-announced PC release launched at the start of this year before the release of the bite-sized American Nightmare on Xbox Live Arcade. AW launched on PC last month.

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