Remedy teases new Alan Wake

"It will happen again, in another town, a town called Ordinary."

Remedy Entertainment lead writer Sam Lake is teasing a new entry in the Alan Wake franchise, possibly set for an E3 reveal.

He posted on Twitter yesterday: “It’s all true. ‘It will happen again, in another town, a town called Ordinary.’ It’s happening now.”

Have a listen to this track from Alan Wake’s American Nightmare – played backwards. Keep in mind the quote above.

Attached to the tweet is a link to a blog called “This House of Dreams,” whose entries go as far back as February this year. It appears to be run by a woman named Samantha who has accomplished her dream – moving into an old house she can fix up and renovate, in a town called Ordinary. However, during her renovations, she uncovers a shoebox in the attic left by the old owner, which contains a picture of a couple whose faces appear purposely inked out. Also in the box are a set of poems. One night, she has a dream where a mysterious man with inky smoke for a face shows up at her door. When she wakes up, the shoebox is nowhere to found.

Posted on May 30 is a short story. Samantha had another dream:

In the dream I was visiting the previous owner of my house at the nursing home, only in the dream the owner wasn’t a sweet old lady, he was a man, and he wasn’t old, he was a young man with a dark hair – very good looking in fact. I remember that he was wearing a funny jacket with old-fashioned elbow patches.

I was there to find out about the shoebox, but he was very agitated and didn’t listen to me. The place was brightly lit, it was sunny outside, but he was still very anxious and wanted me to turn all the lights on. He kept going on about the place being too dark. I remember being certain that all the lights were on already, but that didn’t calm him down. In the end he was screaming for me to turn the lights on.

I was also starting to freak out, starting to think that something horrible was coming to take us away, and that’s when I woke up. I was really thirsty, I got up from bed and went to get a glass of water. In the hallway, coming back, I suddenly saw a dark silhouette of a man outside the window. I must have screamed aloud. My heart stopped for a moment. I dropped the glass (luckily it didn’t break, it’s one of my favorites).

I was really frightened. I rushed through the house, turning on all the lights. My first impulse was to dial 911, but after a moment that felt silly. I told myself that I must have imagined the whole thing, seen my own reflection in the window. Of course, with all the lights on inside, I couldn’t see anything outside anymore. I ended up calling a friend of mine, Joss, who lives nearby, waking him up. He was kind enough to come over and check the place. Bless him. Joss’s a real angel. There was no sign of anyone outside.

By the sound of it, the next Alan Wake may involve this girl Samantha and her creepy old house. We’ll just have to wait and find out, however.

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