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Alan Wake opening played, filmed

Nearing the Finnish?

A collection of new Alan Wake videos have appeared showing the opening section of the spooky thriller.

The footage, shown on GameTrailers TV (thanks vg247), follows Alan out of a cabin and into a village at night, where trees topple, people are brutally murdered and mysterious shadows lurk.

The demonstration explores numerous confrontations with this unknown menace as Wake pursues the manuscript he believes is coming to life right before his eyes.

A second batch of videos is based around a police chase, where Wake has been perceived as a threat and is on the run. The light-based combat mechanic is reversed, as Alan tries to stay wrapped in shadow while the police use flares and flashlights to expose him.

Alan Wake is due out in spring 2010. Our gamepage below has mountains of coverage.