Canon?

#1KingOfTheBlind_Posted 12/19/2011 11:05:40 AM

Is this story canon? I know this is supposed to take place after the events of Alan Wake but is it a continuation of the same story or is it just aa spin-off?

#2TakitusMaximusPosted 12/19/2011 10:04:27 PM

I'm pretty sure the game takes place before the events of the first game.  It's around the time when Wake was writing episodes of Night Springs and I think the game takes place in an episode of Night Springs.  Whether or not it's canon, I can't say.  

http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/121/1215085p1.html

#3PostalDudesHerePosted 12/19/2011 10:44:20 PM
this does take place after the events of the first game, I'm pretty sure it takes place *SPOILERS* while he's still in the darkness *END SPOILERS*, it's just a manuscript that he wrote years prior for night springs.
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#4cokelogicPosted 12/20/2011 12:06:41 AM
Not sure. As the story goes, Mr Scratch goes out to the real world to make Alice believe he's Alan. But in this game, Mr Scratch is the antagonist.

So unless there's a quick scene of Alice Wake discovering Mr Scratch is not Alan, and he returns to the darkness, they're not playing by canon.
#5Sombrero_ShadowPosted 12/21/2011 1:51:34 AM(edited)
Remedy have stated this takes place after the events of Alan Wake 1. Two years after, to be exact.
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#6gamefreak918273645Posted 1/10/2012 9:08:23 PM
How long are they going to keep the poor guy stuck in the darkness?
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#7mrusty3Posted 1/10/2012 9:31:32 PM
gamefreak918273645 posted...
How long are they going to keep the poor guy stuck in the darkness?

i agree
#8AtlasIsShrugingPosted 1/28/2012 3:35:41 AM
The Mr. Scratch storyline has a lot of potential and I'm glad to see it take front and center in this installment. It'll be interesting to see if they give the game episode numbers, or has this already been confirmed?
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#9Dark_EpathyPosted 1/28/2012 7:35:18 PM
According to one of the developer walkthroughs, it's considered a "special feature," so I don't think it'll be divided into episodes.

I think the premise that we have here is great, personally. Two years seems like a long time, though--what's Mr. Scratch been doing all this time, if he's only now starting to cause trouble?
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