Alan Wake's been dormant since 2010, but he's not going to start dreaming until "the middle of the first quarter of 2012." That's the release window for his XBLA spinoff Alan Wake's American Nightmare, according to an announcement issued today.
Also announced today: a new "arcade mode" called "Fight till Dawn," in which the beleaguered writer is swarmed by enemies over the course of a night, and attempts to build up a score by taking them out with a a variety of weapons, "from old stalwarts like the flare gun to wild new favorites like the nail gun and old school Remedy favorites like the Uzi."
Online leaderboards will give you a chance to see who among your friends is best at withstanding psychological horror. We hope you never have a reason to use that information.