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Welcome to“Bright Falls,” the Chilling Live-Action Film Prequel to“Alan Wake”

The six-part series premieres exclusively in the UK on April 30 on Xbox LIVE and May 4 at BrightFalls.com

LONDON– 23 April 2010 - Turn down the lights but keep your flashlight and batteries handy, as Xbox 360 unveils“Bright Falls,” a six-part live action series that serves as a thrilling prequel to the mystery unfolding in“Alan Wake.” Each episode will bring you to the edge of your seat and spur your curiosity with the same eerie and suspenseful cliffhangers as in the game. TV fans will find that the series evokes the same ghostly chills as“Twin Peaks” did when it premiered 20 years ago this month.

The first two episodes of“Bright Falls” will be available for viewing exclusively on Xbox LIVE April 30 before debuting at BrightFalls.com on May 4. New episodes will then be released on May 8 and May 14, leading up to the shocking conclusion with the final two episodes on May 18.

Shot on location in Oregon,“Bright Falls” is directed by Philip Van, whose short films have won over a dozen awards in festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival and more.“Bright Falls” also features notable actors such as Tom Noonan who recently appeared on FX’s“Damages,” and Cooper Huckabee who joins the cast of HBO’s“True Blood” this season.

Fans of the highly anticipated psychological action thriller are invited to check-in for this thrill ride before Alan Wake’s search to unravel the mystery officially begins on May 14 in Europe. For those who can’t wait, you can secure your Bright Falls Bonus Pack by pre-ordering the game now from participating retailers. A must-have for anyone intrigued by the game, the pack includes Avatar gear like the“I Am Awake” T-shirt and an Xbox LIVE“Bright Falls” theme based on the game. For the ultimate“Alan Wake” collection, the Limited Collector’s Edition, designed to resemble a hardcover novel and packed with special bonus content, is the perfect addition to your bookshelf.

Bringing a new style of storytelling in this dynamic new title exclusively for Xbox 360,“Alan Wake” is developed by Remedy Entertainment, the renowned original developers of the successful“Max Payne” series.“Alan Wake” immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments.“Alan Wake” is episodic-based with a deeply engaging and suspenseful storyline unveiling new twists and profound character revelations at every turn, rated BBFC 15. For more information and a trailer for“Bright Falls,” please visit xbox.com/alanwake.

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