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Depeche Mode To Appear In Next ‘Alan Wake’ DLC

Alan Wake is easily my favorite game release this year. Sure, there are some awesome looking games coming out before New Years (I’m looking at you Castlevania), but in terms of a game that has made me constantly want to revisit it and play through it over and over, Alan Wake definitely has the cake on that one. Now, they are announcing that Depeche Mode will have a song in the upcoming DLC. As much as I love my metal, Depeche Mode is easily one of my favorite bands. ‘Playing The Angel’ is among my favorite albums of all time. So color me excited when this news broke!
EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia and Remedy Entertainment today announced that the upcoming Alan Wake DLC will feature “The Darkest Star” by Depeche Mode, the most popular electronic band the world has ever known.
“Depeche Mode is a great fit for the upcoming Alan Wake DLC that links strongly with the game’s storyline. Having consulted with Remedy on their previous DLC “The Signal” for which we provided the song “No, I Don’t Remember” by Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Ternheim, we are thrilled to once again supply fitting and relevant music to one of the top-developers in the Nordic region.” said Andreas Olsson, VP Sales at EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia.

“The music of Depeche Mode adds to the atmosphere and feel of the thriller. It is awesome to see great music and gameplay come together to tell an epic conclusion to the story. The song is so fitting to the scene in Alan Wake that every time I play it, it makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. The new DLC and the song really complement each other, and I hope everyone will enjoy the thrill.” said Oskari Häkkinen, Head of Franchise Development at Remedy.
Bringing a new style of storytelling to Xbox 360®, Alan Wake® is a psychological action thriller from Remedy Entertainment, the renowned original developers of the successful Max Payne series. In this dynamic new title exclusively for Xbox 360®, players assume the role of Alan Wake, a best-selling suspense author suffering from writer’s block, who escapes to a small town only to experience the mysterious disappearance of his wife. Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Washington, Alan Wake® immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments.
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