Developers have said that the upcoming reveal for Alan Wake on the Xbox Live Arcade will make people think differently about download arcade titles, but they don't want you to get the wrong impression. When the reveal was announced late last month, speculation turned to Alan Wake 2, and while Remedy Entertainment said outright that it wasn't, that didn't stop the internet from claiming that this would effectively be Alan Wake 2.
Hang around any forum that discusses console exclusives for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and you'd be led to believe that Alan Wake was a commercial failure of epic proportions. Early sales figures for the game were dismal, but as time went on the game gained traction for the Xbox 360, even being named Time Magazine's Game of the Year in 2010.
Remedy has already indicated that a new Alan Wake game is in the works, and that it would be distributed via Microsoft's Xbox Live. Today, the developer released the first image for the upcoming game, and it gives Alan Wake a new location and wardrobe for fans to begin the postulation of where this next game will take the writer.