The second downloadable episode of Alan Wake was released last Tuesday on Xbox Live for a price of 560 Microsoft Points. Allowing to make a link between the first season and the second one, though we are still waiting for its official announcement, this DLC should not be considered as "the true ending that has been removed from the original game" as some like to claim. The original ending of the game was in perfect keeping with the game's atmosphere and story, and for a sequel to be released one day, it had to end like that. The two bonus episodes have clearly been made for the fans, so they can connect a few more dots and, most of all, understand how Alan is going to prepare his return. It is hard to say more without spoiling anything, but suffice to say that, given how cheap the game is today, you have no excuse for not playing it along with its two featured contents. More twisted than The Signal, The Writer will have you dive into the darkness even more and after completing it myself, I can tell you it is, once again, a very atmospheric episode, floating somewhere in between anguish and madness. Here are the very first 10 minutes of this new chapter, a video you obviously should not watch if you have not played the main adventure and the first free DLC.
Distribution is definitely a problem. I've heard Switch is pretty easy to find in certain parts of Europe. Not so easy in the USA. (1 Hour ago)
like here (norway) i know people who preordered it, none got it. so they can't have sent many this way. Personally i wasn't planning on getting one, but i feel sorry for those who tried and failed. (2 Hours ago)
themselves), they should have put out a few more runs to atleast cover the people pre-ordering it. i'm fine with limited time availability otherwise. (2 Hours ago)
the whole nes-mini thing was lame. i understand they planned it as a limiteds-time release so people could get something cool for christmas 2016, but when they misjudged the marked (which they said.. (2 Hours ago)
I stopped trying to make sense of Ninty's decisions a long time ago lol. "This cheap machine prints money? naaaah" (3 Hours ago)
I guess it was supposed to be a limited run in the first place.. but you'd think it'd be a pretty easy way to make money too. (3 Hours ago)
yeah they certainly decided against trying to meet demand. They probably wanted to focus on Switch demand above all (3 Hours ago)