Alan Wake’s Return trademark registered by Remedy Entertainment

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I quite liked Alan Wake when it first came out back in 2010. Often delayed but eventually fully-realised, it was a smart and meta journey into literary darkness and the power of conveniently placed flashlights in the fight against darkness-possessed rednecks that wanted to rip you to ribbons. Good, frightening times man.

The last we saw of Alan Wake however, was in the form of American Nightmare. For what it was meant to be, it was actually pretty decent: A quick spin-off game utilising even more meta references and trapping you in some sort of infinite loop as the beleaguered author. Since then however, it’s all been quiet on the Alan Wake front as developer Remedy Entertainment focused all their efforts on Quantum Break.

Will Alan Wake ever return? Well his trademark will, at least. As discovered by NeoGAF, Remedy filed a trademark for something called “Alan Wake’s Return” back on February 23. Submitted to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market’s Fast Track service, the trademark has yet to be completely authorised by the governing body.

And it could be anything really. The cynic in me believes that this is merely Remedy protecting their intellectual property, registering a placeholder and even going so far as to register a domain with the same name, some time back in June last year. It’s a dead site for now, but one that Remedy does own.

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The optimist in me would love to see a new Alan Wake game however. Remedy hasn’t ruled out the possibility of them returning to the series, even though they’ve been tight-lipped on just what it is that they’ll be doing now that Quantum Break has wrapped up production. But I’m game for some more novel action.

Last Updated: February 26, 2016

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  • Pieter Kruger

    Please Please Please Please Please Please be a new game please???!!!!!!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I don’t like it when protagonists return from their wake. Feels like a job left undone.

  • Ryanza

    The sequel to Alan Wake is Quantum Break and it’s going to suck. Shit story. Shit gameplay.

    Alan Wake was really good. Good story, good gameplay and good fucking sound.

    Quantum Break has got that shit, time is breaking, story and Quantum Break relays heavy on slow motion gameplay because aiming and shooting on consoles is never fun. So the game is going to suck.

    Don’t Support DRM. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming.

  • Original Heretic

    Great story the original game. Hooked me from the opening. If they do pump a sequel out, I hope they do the original justice.

  • Darren Peach

    Sounds like the situation has been remedied……

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