The Remedy team announced its new game at E3 that has been kept a secret for years now and it looks fantastic. CONTROL won’t hit shelves and online until 2019 but we got our first look at E3 during the Sony press conference and an even more in depth look at the gameplay demo during Playstation Live broadcast online.
There is a lot of mystery surrounding the game but we know that it features a female protagonist, Jesse Faden, who shoots enemies with a shape-shifting gun that only the Director of the Bureau can use. She is also surrounded by shape-shifting environments that mimics something straight out of Dr. Strangelove and Inception. Beautiful and creepy visuals of bodies floating weightlessly in the air add another element of mystery.
This was one of the few surprise releases and announcements during the Sony press conference – and I immediately wanted to learn more about the game after seeing the trailer. Check out the official synopsis and trailer below.
You are Jesse Faden, a young woman with a troubled past. You become the new Director of the Bureau of Control – Our frontline in researching and fighting against supernatural enemies like the Hiss threatening our very existence. You’ll uncover the secret activities of the Bureau agents and explore the strange and shifting halls of the Bureau’s headquarters, The Oldest House. Unlock new abilities with Objects of Power and upgrade your Service Weapon to take on bigger and more powerful enemies. Venture into lost sectors in the challenging Expeditions mode. Solve puzzles and complete quests to discover the secret of Jesse’s past and the true purpose of the Bureau of Control. Above all, you must defeat the relentless Hiss.
Check out the trailer below – no word yet on an official release date. Chances are it will be sometime in late 2019 or even 2020.