Those of you who watched the 2011 Video Game Awards on Spike saw the first look trailer for Alan Wake's American Nightmare. We have the trailer from the show, plus a new screenshot, and more game details.

While originally referred to as Alan Wake's Night Springs (based on a TV show within the game), its official title is Alan Wake's American Nightmare. Beyond the title change, many of the details we have covered previously remain the same. The game is a standalone, downloadable XBLA title that will be available in Q1 2012.

During a recent interview [via RoH] Remedy revealed the following new information:

-Remedy says that the first game was combination of Stephen King and Lost while American Nightmare is in spirit of Tarantino’s From Dusk Till Dawn and Pulp Fiction.

-This game takes place away from Bright Falls and now is set in a city in Arizona. The developers wanted to go a classic American Route 66-type of location, and a huge change of pace from the original game.

-Wake is in Arizona as he is trapped in the Night Springs television series he wrote when he was younger. The game is said to reflect on Alan boarderlining between reality and fiction, and the thin line Alan Wake is treading and experiencing. Alan goes from episode to episode while caught in a war between light and darkness.

-One unlockable mode is known as, “Fight Till Dawn,” in which players are in an expansive arena and must fight waves of progressively tougher enemies while finding ammo and weapons around the various locations. Players win if they can survive until daybreak.

Below we have the first screenshot [via IGN] and reveal trailer: