Published on August 28th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning
AWE IS A THRILLING FINALE TO SUPERNATURAL ACTION GAME OF THE YEAR* CONTROL, AVAILABLE TODAY FOR PC, PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE
AWE, the second and final expansion for the award-winning supernatural action game Control, developed by Remedy Entertainment, is available today for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One from publisher 505 Games.
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 to 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.
“With AWE, we demonstrate Remedy’s unique way of telling stories that span across multiple games and experiences. It might be an end to one story, but it is also the beginning of something new, filled with potential and possibilities. We are really happy at having been able to bring players on Jesse’s journey and think players will be excited by what AWE offers” said Control’s Game Director, Mikael Kasurinen.
A free August update delivered automatically to all owners of Control brings with it many improvements including Assist Mode, the Multi-Launch upgrade for the Launch ability, and additional checkpoints for some of the more challenging combat encounters towards the end of the main story campaign. Players will also find added Control Points closer to the boss fights with Mold-1, the Anchor and Jesse. Players are encouraged to restart their gaming hardware once the automatic download completes before playing.
Players who own the Digital Deluxe version of Control for PlayStation 4 and Season Pass holders will automatically receive the AWE expansion today. Players who own the base game for PC from the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can purchase the expansion Season Pass providing access to the previously released expansion, The Foundation, and AWE immediately. Expansions can also be purchased a la carte for from the Epic Games Store, PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store.
505 Games publishing partner Marvelous will release the AWE expansion for Control in Japan for PS4 on August 28th; Huya will publish the expansion for PS4 in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia on August 30th and H2 Interactive will publish in Korea for PS4 on August 28th.
Players on Steam can enjoy Control for the first time beginning today with Control Ultimate Edition, providing access to the award-winning game and both expansions.
Control Ultimate Edition will launch digitally for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and for PC from the Epic Games Store on Thursday, September 10. 505 Games will launch a physical retail version of Control Ultimate Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Tuesday, October 20. Pre-orders are available now at retailers worldwide.
*Control was named “Action Game of the Year” by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences at the 23rd annual D.I.C.E Awards and is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One and will be coming to next-gen home consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. For more information and regular updates on Control, please visit www.controlgame.com and follow on Twitter @ControlRemedy.