You won't be seeing much in the way of trees in the upcoming Alan Wake game. Where Remedy's first outing with the writer-turned-hero took place in the creepy forests of the Pacific Northwest, American Nightmare puts players in a haunted desert. New weapons—including what looks like a nail gun—and new enemies shop up in these shots. Some of the giant-sized antagonists, like those spiders, show signs of being irradiated or it might just be more nightmares-made-real weirdness breaking through to the real world.


There's also a developer diary where folks from Remedy talk about how American Nightmare will have more of a grindhouse action feel and what's gone into making this Xbox Live follow-up to their critically acclaimed title. Flashlights will power up again when Alan Wake's American Nightmare hits on Feb. 22.