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 esseJ. 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 for $24.99 providing access to the previously released expansion, The Foundation, and AWE immediately. Expansions can also be purchased a la carte for $14.99 each from the Epic Games Store, PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store.