I first heard about the game Alan Wake a while back. It's from the creators of the first Max Payne video game. Production has been long delayed, so the game kind of fell off my radar. It was a great surprise to me when I heard the game mentioned in one of the recaps of E3.
From the videos I saw, let me tell you, the game is going to rock. The setup is this, Alan Wake is a writer who hasn't published anything in about two years. He and his wife go on vacation to an idyllic lake town, and the wife disappears. Strange things start happening in the town; things that echo his latest thriller.
The game looks very atmospheric and it's magnified by the fact that most of the enemies are vulnerable to light. So one of Alan's greatest weapons is his flashlight.
As of now, the scheduled release is in Spring of 2010 for PC and Xbox 360.
Here's the trailer:
Here's the E3 demo: