Alan Wake Rises In May, Limited Edition Packaged In A Book

By Spencer . February 14, 2010 . 2:17am

imageMicrosoft announced Alan Wake back in E3 2005 and it will finally be ready on May 18. That makes Alan Wake’s announcement to store time longer than Final Fantasy XIII’s.


Remedy and Microsoft are rolling out Alan Wake with lots of bonus items. Pre-order the game to get a Bright Falls bonus pack which contains avatar items, a dashboard theme, and making of video.


If that isn’t enough there’s also a collector’s edition slated for North America and Europe. This three disc package contains behind the scenes footage, the soundtrack, a book tilted “The Alan Wake Files”, and game wrapped to look like a hardcover novel.


A neat looking limited edition for North America and Europe? Recently, we’ve been missing out on those with Heavy Rain, Bayonetta, Final Fantasy XIII

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  • Heavy Rain was actually packaged nicely for Europe; OST, a note sheet, even a piece of paper to do your own origami.

  • Hraesvelgr

    According to their official forums, the “book” included with the LE contains a “short story written by Alan Wake”. Pretty nice touch, I thought. Alas, I’ve yet to see this available for preorder yet.

  • Vino (Tim N)

    FFXIII is the one I’m most sad about. Maybe its because of the 360 version having 3 discs, it would be too hard to make a CE for both platforms keeping it at the same price.
    I at least want a steel book of FFXIII.

    • gar3

      I would think it’s still cheaper to produce three DL-DVDs than a single DL-Blu-ray. Back during the format war (circa 2007) it cost (without large volume discounts of any kind) $1.45 per DL-Blu-ray disc. DVD pressing was about .35 at that time. I don’t know how many Blu-ray duplication houses have sprung up in that timeframe but there’s no way there’s more than current DVD or even VHS levels.

  • thebanditking

    This remains as the only upcoming (announced) 360 release I have any interest in, I just hope it doesn’t play out to be another Resident Evil 4 clone. This LE looks really cool, but huge and I am worried that since the discs have no case that the paper inserts they likely come in will scratch up the discs (curse you Losdt Odyssey disc 4!).

    • malek86

      Actually, it might be one of the only true reasons to get a LE. Here in Europe, SO4 came with the discs stacked together… but! If you bought the LE, you had the bigger case with the separated discs!

      I hate that they make you pay for this, but since you also get other bonus stuff, I guess it’s ok. Still, I’d rather them separate the discs in the standard edition too. I don’t really like paying for LEs, and they also take too much space on the shelf.

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