Global videogame publisher 505 Games and its partner, “internationally renowned developer” Remedy Entertainment, Plc. have announced the “highly anticipated” Control will release on August 27, 2019, for physical and digital retail on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A simultaneous digital launch on the Epic Games store for PC will follow.
Control (which I’m looking forward to) is set in “a unique and ever-changing world that juxtaposes our familiar reality with the strange and unexplainable.” The upcoming third-person action-adventure game combines Remedy’s trademark gunplay with supernatural abilities.
Here’s the description:
After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, players will take on the role of Jesse Faden, the new Director struggling to regain Control. This sandbox-style, gameplay-driven experience built on the proprietary Northlight engine 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.
You can go ahead and pre-order Control. The base game pre-order ($59.99) will give you two exclusive in-game items; the Tactical Response Gear outfit for Jesse and a Crafting Resources Pack. Pre-ordering the base game for PlayStation 4 will give you additional launch day rewards including Rare Service Weapon and Player mods, the Astral Dive suit for Jesse and two themes showcasing the unique world of Control.
You can also pre-order the physical retail-exclusive Retail Deluxe Edition ($69.99) for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with collectible FuturePak Exclusive Metal Packaging and limited-edition art cards, and the PlayStation 4 Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99), which includes all of the content from the PlayStation 4 base version as well as an extra side mission, “Isolation” and an additional exclusive outfit, Jesse’s Urban Response Gear. This version will also come with two Expansion packs, “The Foundation” and “AWE” (available at a later date following launch). Each pack will contain new locations, story content, side missions, and mods.
Full details of the pre-order options can be found on the game’s website.
Following its announcement as Game Informer’s April 2019 cover title, 505 Games and Remedy revealed a new hands-on demo of the game to select press at the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) last week. Fans will have their first opportunity to try the game at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East in Boston, MA from Thursday, March 28 to Sunday, March 31 in the Sony America booth.
Remedy Entertainment Plc. is a “globally successful console and PC game company” founded in 1995 and based in Espoo, Finland. Remedy “creates cinematic blockbuster action games that break media boundaries and push the envelope of 3D character technology, storytelling and visual effects.”
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