Microsoft announced today that Alan Wake, the psychological action thriller developed by Remedy Entertainment, has shipped to retail across Europe, exclusively on Xbox 360 - the game will launch in the US on May 18th. Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a bestselling horror writer, who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In the game, those nightmares come true. Players will unravel the riveting plot through multilayered character interactions, unique problem-solving and intense combat against terrifying enemies. Alan Wake features a massive, open world for the players to explore - the game is set in an idyllic all-American small town and its surroundings in the state of Washington. In this nightmarish world, where fantasy and reality collide, Alan Wake must use a variety of weapons to survive, including his most powerful ally against the darkness - light itself.