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Alan Wake XBLA 'is really ambitious, effectively AW2'

May help challenge preconceptions of downloadable games, says VGAs organiser

Confirmation of a new Alan Wake game for Xbox Live Arcade didn't go down all that well with some fans, despite the fact major details of the project have yet to be officially announced.

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Developer Remedy came out fighting for the game, saying it will be "structured like a full release complete with a pretty damn impressive storyline", and now, ahead of its debut showing at next weekend's VGAs, event organiser Geoff Keighley has given it his vote of confidence.

"I've seen the game, I've seen the trailer we're showing and even though it's going to be a downloadable game, it's not a small game," he told Major Nelson.

"I mean, it effectively is, I think, Alan Wake 2 when you really look at it and look what they're doing with that game. It's really ambitious, beautiful technology and I think people are going to be really excited about it.

"So I think one thing that's happening and will happen over the next year is the idea of downloadable games will change and it won't necessarily mean small experience."

The VGAs will take place on December 10 with Metal Gear Solid: Rising, BioShock Infinite and BioWare's mystery game set to be shown off, among others.

[ SOURCE: Major Nelson ]

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