As promised, Sony showcased a ton of upcoming PS4 and PS5 video games throughout its newest State of Play. During the stream, we additionally acquired a quick new take a look at the second DLC for Remedy’s mind-bending, critically acclaimed Control: the AWE enlargement, which arrives later this month.
In true Control style, the brand new AWE enlargement trailer–which you may watch below–featured some cryptic imagery that was arduous to make sense of, but it surely additional hinted at a connection to Remedy’s Alan Wake sequence. In a submit on the PlayStation Blog, Remedy shed extra gentle on the enlargement and what gamers can count on from it.
According to Remedy, AWE stands for Altered World Event. These “occur when paranatural forces breach our world.” As the studio explains:
“Sometimes, AWEs are minor and go unnoticed. However, sometimes AWEs cause catastrophic events. Historically, the Investigations Sector was where the Federal Bureau of Control’s dangerous work of searching for AWE cases was coordinated from, and where evidence was stored… until things went horribly, horribly wrong, and the sector was sealed off years ago.”
It falls on Control protagonist Jesse Faden to enter this sector and reclaim it from the mysterious creature that has taken it over. As a part of her mission, she’ll have to discover the AWE instances that have been investigated right here, and she or he’ll have the ability to use a brand new Service Weapon type referred to as Surge, which Remedy describes as “in essence a sticky grenade launcher.”
This potential will significantly come in useful when battling the Hiss Airborne Ranger, a brand new enemy sort being launched within the AWE enlargement. The foe is ready to fly and assault Jesse from afar utilizing a shotgun.
On high of that, the AWE enlargement is introducing a brand new Altered Item that may let gamers replay 4 boss fights from the marketing campaign in addition to the beloved Ashtray Maze. The merchandise sits within the Investigations Sector and resembles an arcade machine. Remedy can be including a brand new horde mode and “a few other surprises” to the sport.
The AWE enlargement releases on August 27. It’s the second and remaining piece of DLC for Control, following the Foundation enlargement, which not too long ago hit Xbox One again in June (following its PS4/PC launch earlier this yr). Remedy has additionally confirmed that Control is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X.
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