505 Games and developer Remedy Entertainment, Plc. have released a free December update for the third-person action-adventure game Control. The update contains the new Expeditions mode, a challenging combat experience for players who have completed the main campaign. Announced tonight at Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards, where Control was nominated for eight categories, including 2019 Game of the Year and won the award for Best Art Direction, viewers were given a first look at Expeditions in a new trailer, which also teased the first Expansion DLC, The Foundation, coming on March 26, 2020. The Expedition update is now available to all owners of Control, across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Control challenges players to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments while fighting through the deep and mysterious worlds Remedy is known and loved for. After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, players will take on the role of Jesse Faden (actress Courtney Hope, nominated for Best Performance in a Videogame), the new Director struggling to regain Control in a unique and ever-changing world that juxtaposes our reality with the unexplainable.
Expeditions expand Jesse’s story, taking her to new areas of the Threshold, each with its own unique challenges for her to overcome. Players who successfully complete Expeditions will be rewarded with rare mods and powerful crafting materials unique to the mode, as well as a new outfit for Jesse.
Beginning today, players who have completed the main story mission “My Brother’s Keeper” in Control can use the mysterious Jukebox locked away in a room in Central Executive to access Expeditions. By obtaining Jukebox Tokens, players will be able to hear the song that has the power to transport Jesse into a different dimension.
The award-winning Control is now available in the Americas, Europe and supported territories on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for physical and digital retail, and on the Epic Game Store for PC, priced at $54.99 for the base game, through publisher 505 Games. Control is also available on PS4 in Korea through publisher H2 Interactive and in South East Asia (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) with publisher Huya. Control will be released in Japan today on PS4 (12 December) through publishing partner Marvelous.