alan_wakeI’ve been expecting for a looong while to be able to say: we have new information on Alan Wake! And today is that day when I can say it – we have details from Alan Wake himself, via the official forums. So even though there is basically not much “new” information, the most important thing we learn from the posted text is that Alan Wake still exists and, hopefully, will make it out this year as the most anticipated Xbox 360 game.

Here is the complete excerpt posted by Alan Wake’s “editor”: “The amount of pages keeps growing each night. There are also new edits on the old pages. They keep getting more aggressive. The story is rewriting itself. The protagonist is now my namesake, and his wife is called Alice. The most worrying aspect: the genre seems to be shifting. It’s turning into a horror story. I can no longer be certain whether the hero can succeed or even survive. Apart for jumbled fragments of bad dreams and an oppressive feeling, I can remember nothing of the process when I wake up. But this morning, a breakthrough! When I came to my senses, I could smell her perfume on my shirt. I am close. I know it. I must push on.”

Earlier reports were hoping for greater things because of a typo which said “I can no loner be certain” – and allowed for tons of speculation – but as you can see, it was not an intentional mistake, and it was corrected.

So here you are! Some extra details on Alan Wake. Nothing we didn’t know already, but at least the guy is “alive” and hopefully prepared to make his console debut.