While Alan Wake and its DLC episodes were recently released for the PC, unfortunately it didn't include the standalone game Alan Wake's American Nightmare. However, some items in the Steam registry reveal that a PC port is in the works.

Someone over at the Steam forums noticed the following registry entries:

  • alan wakes american nightmare thirdparty
  • alan wakes american nightmare videos
  • alan wakes american nightmare datas
  • alan wakes american nightmare exeandshaders

While a formal announcement has yet to be made, expect one in the near future.  The original release was an Xbox exclusive and Remedy may be required to keep the game off the PC for a certain period of time. To learn more about Alan Wake's American Nightmare, we've included the summary below and links to recent articles:

"The single player campaign comes from the darkest corners of the ‘Night Springs’, a Twilight Zone inspired fiction. American Nightmare is an exaggerated and gritty rendering of that world – where the horrors of reality have the all too easy habit of coming true. When Wake becomes stuck in the alternate shadowed world of Night Springs, he must hunt down his evil doppelganger, Mr. Scratch, to find the answers. A supernatural serial killer, Scratch has his evil mind fixated on Wake’s wife, Alice, and even more horribly, Wake’s demise. To survive and thrive in the darkest of nights, Wake must learn to control reality itself and unravel the secret to Mr. Scratch’s demise with a trusty flashlight by his side and whatever weapon he can find.

The brand new “Fight till Dawn” arcade mode places Wake in the battle of his life. Players are tasked with surviving a full night of brutal onslaughts while racking up their score. With a myriad of new enemies to battle, Wake won’t have any trouble since he’ll have plenty of deadly options within his arsenal: old stalwarts like the flare gun, wild new favorites like the nail gun and old school Remedy favorites like the Uzi. Thankfully, safe havens and unlockable weapons litter the landscape, allowing for a momentary respite from the darkness. Surviving until dawn is only the beginning though, as online leaderboards pit friends head-to-head to see who the real champion of light is.

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is available now on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points."