Control was a bizarre yet brilliantly received game that was released by developers Remedy Entertainment about a year ago now. Remedy are also well known for their Xbox title Alan Wake which became something of a cult classic. In today’s PlayStation State of Play, it was revealed that the two games will be crossing over via the upcoming DLC for Control.
The trailer for the DLC is brief but it begins with the all so familiar clicking of a typewriter. The titular character from Alan Wake is- as fans will know- a prolific writer whose journey starts with an attempt to pluck inspiration from the town of Bright Falls. Things get a little weird from there but it is a fascinating, enjoyable and genuinely creepy game at times. We then hear Alan say, “Whatever you do, stay in the light”. Again, this is a reference to the Alan Wake series as a major gameplay feature was the light and the dark. You would be attacked by monsters if you stayed in the dark too long and so maintaining a light source was a crucial element. We then get a glimpse of the man himself, having had a graphical upgrade since his 2010 debut.
I haven’t played Control, nor do I own it although I have always been curious about it. But I’m seriously considering investing in it after the announcement of this DLC.
Welcome back, Mr Wake.
The Alan Wake Expansion for Control will arrive on August 27th to be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC through the Epic Game Store.
Check out the trailer and the official press release below:
CALABASAS, Calif. – August 6, 2020 – Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games will release AWE, the second and final expansion for the award-winning supernatural action-adventure game Control, on Thursday, August 27 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A trailer for AWE premiered during Sony’s State of Play broadcast programming teasing fans with a thrilling first look at Jesse’s venture deeper into the Oldest House: https://youtu.be/MFH1F9ti3B8.
Players and fans can join Remedy Entertainment’s Creative Director Sam Lake and Control Game Director Mikael Kasurinen live on Twitch Thursday, August 13 at 9:00 a.m. PST where the two will offer an exclusive first look at the opening 15-minutes of AWE gameplay and explore the award-winning studio’s approach to storytelling, touching upon the “Remedy Connected Universe”. The stream will be hosted by Remedy’s community manager Vida Starčević. Follow Remedy on Twitch for live updates at www.twitch.tv/remedygames.
AWE will take Bureau Director Jesse Faden to the Investigations Sector of the Oldest House, where the Federal Bureau of Control closely examines Altered World Events (AWE) – happenings where paranatural forces breach our world with sometimes grave consequences. The expansion, which becomes available following the completion of the seventh main mission (“The Face of the Enemy”) in the campaign, will require players enter the Investigations Sector and confront the creature lurking within this long-abandoned part of the Bureau. To reclaim the Investigations Sector from its clutches, Jesse will need to explore the Altered World Events investigated here, including one from the town of Bright Falls where Jesse learns more about the disappearance of the writer Alan Wake.
Players who own the Digital Deluxe version of Control for PlayStation 4 and season pass holders on all platforms will automatically receive The AWE expansion on August 27. Players who own the base game for PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can purchase the expansion season pass for $24.99, providing access to the previously released expansion immediately, The Foundation, along with AWE when it releases on August 27. Expansions can also be purchased a la carte on all platforms available for $14.99 each.
505 Games publishing partner Marvelous will release the AWE expansion for Control in Japan for PS4, release date to be communicated soon; Huya will publish the expansion for PS4 in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia on August 27 and H2 Interactive will publish in Korea for PS4 on August 28.