During August's State of Play event, Sony revealed the Control AWE Expansion release date. This second Control expansion release date is set for August 27th and will let players return to the world Remedy created in the Altered World Event (or AWE for short) expansion.
This final Control expansion takes you to the investigations sector, the place where traditionally searches for AWEs took place before it was sealed off because something went terribly, terribly wrong. They bumped into something in the night, and unlike normally... they weren't able to bump back. Now it falls to director Jesse Faden to enter the abandoned area, and hunt down the being that has been stalking the area, and explore the many Altered World Events in the area. One of the places that you'll visit in this will be the town of Bright Falls, and a new enemy, the Hiss Airborne Ranger, will be introduced.
There will be more than just the primary narrative portion of the expansion pack. There will also be a new Service Weapon form called Surge, which is a sticky grenade launcher that you can have up to four explosives out before detonating them. Additionally, there'll be a new Altered item that looks like an arcade that will let you replay four different boss fights from the campaign (assuming you've completed them), as well as the Ashtray Maze. That's not all for new gameplay options though, as there will also be a new horde mode for the game found here with a bunch of rewards, including a new outfit for Jesse.
Also arriving in August will be a free update for all Control owners. This update will include a new ability upgrade, more usability options, and adding more checkpoints to some of the trickier missions of the game.
Remedy also acknowledged that it is indeed Alan Wake narrating the trailer, and teased in their PlayStation Blog post that all the easter eggs we've seen with their games may not all be just easter eggs, and instead it is part of a Remedy Connected Universe with plans for a payoff down the line.
Listen to the trailer here to hear Alan Wake tell you about things and ponder what it means to have him show up... and what could be next beyond the second Control expansion.
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