Alan Wake's American Nightmare was recently rated by Germany's USK ratings board. The previously unknown title comes just as Remedy is set to officially announce a new chapter in the Alan Wake saga. Given the title, we imagine it's about Wake being chased by corn syrup monsters and overly large food portions.

So, what is American Nightmare? It could be the official, recently adjusted name of Alan Wake's Night Springs, which is what we've been calling Wake's XBLA title ever since images leaked earlier this year.

Another possibility is that American Nightmare is simply Night Springs' title in Germany. Finally, as something that would be a genuine surprise: American Nightmare is a different Alan Wake project we know nothing about. The answer should be revealed this weekend during the Spike Video Game Awards, and we've asked Remedy for comment in the meantime.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.