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News Blips: Alan Wake’s American Nightmare PC dated, Dark Souls sells pretty well, and new Dead Space in 2013

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Last night, I learned that if you decapitate a silverfish, its head will just keep scuttling around like nothing happened. I had to look at so many pictures of puppies wearing floppy hats to clear that image out.

News Blips:

Remedy Entertainment's pulp-ish shooter Alan Wake's American Nightmare will come to Steam and Good Old Games on May 22. The developer promises "enhanced features" for the new version, which will likely mean better graphics and 3D support, if the port of the first game is any indication. If you still don't know what an "Alan Wake" is, you can save some money finding out: You can score plain-old Alan Wake for $14.99 (a 50 percent discount) either as part of Steam's Midweek Madness special or just "on sale" at GOG. Would-be Daymen can also save 15 percent on American Nightmare's $14.99 asking price by pre-ordering and an extra 25 percent if they already own the original (or just ring it up first).

From Software has sold over a million copies of its controller-destroying action-RPG Dark Souls in Europe and the U.S. If you prefer more exact numbers, that's 1.19 million. Publisher Namco Bandai announced the total in its 2012 financial report today, which also revealed that developer Team Aces' Ace Combat: Assault Horizon didn't do so shabby itself, moving 1.07 million copies in Japan, Europe, and U.S. markets. The strong sales of these two titles are largely responsible for the publisher's reported 19.3 billion yen ($241.89 million) net profit for the year. No word yet on how many of those copies of Dark Souls were bought to replace the ones that gamers snapped in half out of anger. [Eurogamer]

Publisher Electronic Arts announced has a new Dead Space game for fiscal year 2013. If you're like me and aren't fluent in Business Time, that means that it'll be out sometime between now and next March 31. This information comes from yesterday's investor call, during which the Consumerist's Worst Company in America also announced new Madden and FIFA games to the surprise of nobody currently living. We'll likely hear more about Dead Space's latest chapter in its dismemberment lecture series at the Electronic Entertainment Expo next month. [GamesBeat]


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