Alan Wake is a spooky third-person motion recreation with creepy shadow monsters and bizarre characters. It additionally contained a ton of product placement, together with an Energizer-branded flashlight you employ within the recreation to push again the evil. Next month’s remastered re-release removes that and all the opposite bits of wierd product placement.
Alan Wake was developed by Remedy Entertainment (in addition they developed the unique Max Payne and Control) and launched for Xbox 360 and PC again in 2010. While the sport performed like a strong third-person shooter, the narrative and missions have been delivered utilizing a TV present format, with episodes breaking apart the sport into sections and bookending movies teasing what occurred and what was coming subsequent between every of those sections. It additionally was principally Twin Peaks written by a Stephen King mega-fan in a lot of the way. But I beloved it! And I’m actually completely happy to see a remastered model of it, introduced earlier this week at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase, is popping out subsequent month.
This new model isn’t simply enhancing the visuals and cleansing up the HUD, however additionally it is making some large modifications to the content material. Specifically, all of the in-game real-world product placement is being eliminated. According to ScreenRant, Remedy PR confirmed with the outlet that every one the product placement seen in Alan Wake have been eliminated and modified.
This stuff appeared in just a few completely different varieties within the 2010 authentic. You might spot Verizon billboards across the city whereas taking part in. Folks drove round in branded vehicles, like Lincolns, too. And essentially the most noticeable was the Energizer-branded flashlight Alan Wake yields all through the sport, permitting the author-turned-video-game-star to struggle off the evil shadow monsters infesting the city of Bright Falls. Wake even finds Energizer-branded batteries scattered world wide too. (I all the time thought this was odd as a result of the batteries on this recreation run out in a matter of minutes. Seems like a foul method to promote your product.)
If you’re apprehensive in regards to the songs and fake-TV reveals being eliminated, Remedy PR additionally confirmed that every one that stuff shall be left untouched.
Alan Wake Remastered is out October 5 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC by way of The Epic Game Store.