The second developer diary for Alan Wake's American Nightmare has the developers describing the game's story direction. Although the game is a spin-off anyone can play, there is a good deal of optional story that continues the original storyline. This game is much more focused on action, so some inspiration was taken from sci-fi B movies (hence the giant spiders). They also detail Mr. Scratch, Alan's evil doppelganger that was created by the darkness after Alan himself became an urban legend. Part of the story will be told through live-action cutscenes, like the Night Springs TV show from the original game. Watch closely and you may see the live version of Mr. Scratch stealthily working his way into the discussion. Alan Wake's American Nightmare releases February 22, 2012 for 1200 MSP.