Remedy Entertainment Drop A New Story Trailer For Control

By Heidi Nicholas,
Remedy Entertainment, the developers behind the popular action-horror game Alan Wake, have released a new story trailer for their upcoming action-adventure game, Control:


The trailer seems to raise more questions than it answers, but one thing that is immediately clear is just how well Remedy have managed to create a suspenseful sense of unease.
The player will assume the role of Jesse Faden, who is unexpectedly given the role of Director of the secretive Federal Bureau of Control. The Bureau has been overrun by an unknown supernatural threat, referred to as the Hiss, and Jesse's task is to regain Control. The trailer alone implies that supernatural elements will be a big part of the game. An article by Game Informer states that the game will be set in a single location: that of The Oldest House, the headquarters for the Bureau. The article states that The Oldest House is a Place of Power (better draw from it, Witcher 3 fans), and as such it can hold Objects of Power, which Jesse can use to gain abilities. It seems that Places of Power have their own laws of physics, explaining the more gravity-defying aspects of the trailer. The trailer is narrated by an unnerving new character, who describes a dream he had wherein the Hiss broke free.
Control will release on 27th August this year. Are you ready to take up Jesse's story?

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What do you think of Control? Will you be playing it? Are you a fan of third-person shooter games? Let us know in the comments!

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Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!
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  • BetaSigX20BetaSigX20305,077
    Posted on 30 July 19 at 17:28Permalink
    Can't wait! This is my most anticipated game of the summer, by far. Only thing I didn't like about this trailer was that dang PS logo all over it! laugh

    (Not that I mind the game being available on multiple consoles... just feels like they're rubbing it in Microsoft's face that it's not an Xbox/Windows exclusive).
  • ShinnizleShinnizle761,446
    Posted on 30 July 19 at 17:40Permalink
    Looks freaky, but other than that, didn't gather much from this trailer.
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  • KJer25KJer25571,041
    Posted on 30 July 19 at 18:30Permalink
    Probably a day 1 for me. Looks like a creepy game. Maybe shades of Dead Space but a mansion instead of a space ship?
  • Posted on 30 July 19 at 19:12Permalink
    BetaSigX20 said:
    Can't wait! This is my most anticipated game of the summer, by far. Only thing I didn't like about this trailer was that dang PS logo all over it! laugh

    (Not that I mind the game being available on multiple consoles... just feels like they're rubbing it in Microsoft's face that it's not an Xbox/Windows exclusive).
    Haha! As soon as the page loaded i was like..tha fk?! Ok then, good to know where they stand shock i guess well just have to settle for having Cyberpunk have xbox all over it toast
    Matthew
  • MalacathMalacath170,982
    Posted on 30 July 19 at 19:14Permalink
    Another game where the xbox version has content cut out due to a Sony bribe.

    Seriously Microsoft need to stop allowing this and do some bribing themselves.

    If I do get this game I have no choice but to buy it on ps4.
  • Posted on 30 July 19 at 20:01Permalink
    It seems a lot of people on this site are excited about this game but I see very little hype for it elsewhere. Very interested to see how it sells.

    I enjoyed Quantum Break and Alan Wake but didn’t think either was great. I hope this game is good but not a day 1 purchase for me.
  • KanchanaburiKanchanaburi1,017,757
    Posted on 30 July 19 at 20:18Permalink
    I enjoyed their previous games, but definitely not a day1 purchase. Quantum break dropped in price a couple months later, considerably. I can wait since there are many game (pass) new additions to the world which will kick ass... and borderlands.
  • ElyohElyoh737,815
    Posted on 30 July 19 at 20:53Permalink
    Malacath said:
    Another game where the xbox version has content cut out due to a Sony bribe.

    Seriously Microsoft need to stop allowing this and do some bribing themselves.
    Two wrongs don't make a right.
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  • Posted on 30 July 19 at 22:04Permalink
    I'll keep my eye on this game.
  • BlackxRyanBlackxRyan609,154
    Posted on 30 July 19 at 22:35Permalink
    The game I'm looking forward the most this year with Borderlands 3.
  • Posted on 31 July 19 at 09:32Permalink
    It turns out, Death Stranding isn't the only forthcoming bizarrely creepy game where I have no idea what's going on, but I'm intrigued. And at least this one is available for XBox as well.
  • BalnazzardBalnazzard109,597
    Posted on 31 July 19 at 09:40, Edited on 31 July 19 at 09:42 by BalnazzardPermalink
    Malacath said:
    Another game where the xbox version has content cut out due to a Sony bribe.

    Seriously Microsoft need to stop allowing this and do some bribing themselves.

    If I do get this game I have no choice but to buy it on ps4.
    Cut content? PS4 version has some minor bonus things, you really that obsessed with this game that it matters to you that much? Also I fully disagree, what Microsoft needs to focus on right now is on getting those entirely new IPs from new 1st party studios...

    The days when they just focused on buying timed exclusives and timed exclusive DLC is over and good thing too that they are finally focusing on the bigger problem that they had had for long time, which is the lack of great 1st party content and great new IPs. I much rather see MS putting their money there, than buying exlcusive DLC content for multiplatform games.
  • Posted on 31 July 19 at 10:05Permalink
    Balnazzard said:
    what Microsoft needs to focus on right now is on getting those entirely new IPs from new 1st party studios...I much rather see MS putting their money there, than buying exlcusive DLC content for multiplatform games.
    Agreed. I don't envy the PS4 users (and want to buy a PS4 eventually) because they have some minor exclusive on Control or some other game I can play on Xbox. I envy them because they have games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Death Stranding, God of War, Detroit: Become Human, Spiderman, and The Last of Us, none of which I can play on Xbox.
  • Posted on 31 July 19 at 12:21Permalink
    TheUnknown285 said:
    Balnazzard said:
    what Microsoft needs to focus on right now is on getting those entirely new IPs from new 1st party studios...I much rather see MS putting their money there, than buying exlcusive DLC content for multiplatform games.
    Agreed. I don't envy the PS4 users (and want to buy a PS4 eventually) because they have some minor exclusive on Control or some other game I can play on Xbox. I envy them because they have games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Death Stranding, God of War, Detroit: Become Human, Spiderman, and The Last of Us, none of which I can play on Xbox.
    Amen to that. I have Horizon Zero Dawn. I wanna get God of War, Days Gone, and all of the other games you mentioned for mine. But i honestly have no time to play my PS4 because I still have so many games on Xbox to finish but i will think about gettin this game. I've heard so many good things about it and I loved Alan Wake and Quantum Break. Could be another game to try and 100%.
  • BillarghBillargh323,066
    Posted on 01 August 19 at 14:02Permalink
    I have no idea how a Remedy game has passed me by! I've only seen the trailer and I'm pretty sure this will be a day one purchase, Remedy haven't let me down before.
  • Posted on 20 August 19 at 15:05Permalink
    One week and counting, yet I see people already have the achievements. Reviewers I assume...

    Been avoiding as many spoilers as I can (didn't even watch the video). If its cryptic as the article says let me know and maybe I'll take a peak at it.
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