While they didn’t explicitly state it, after the hints leading up to it, the wait for new Alan Wake content is almost over. At Sony’s State of Play earlier today, 505 Games and Remedy have announced that the next Control DLC known as “AWE” will launch on August 27 across all available platforms for $14.99, or as part of the $24.99 Season Pass.
And yes, the trailer is narrated by none other than Alan Wake!
The story for “AWE” sees Control‘s protagonist Jesse Faden investigating an AWE, or Altered World Event, which occur when paranatural forces breach our world. Faden enters a previously-sealed sector known as the Investigations Sector to chase down a mysterious being that’s been stalking this long-abandoned area for years. In order to reclaim the Investigations Sector from the clutches of this creature of darkness, Jesse will need to explore the numerous Altered World Events investigated here, including one from the town of Bright Falls.
And yes, while Remedy won’t reveal everything just yet, you can expect several Easter Eggs referencing Alan Wake in the new DLC (and then some).
The DLC will feature a new Service Weapon form called Surge, which is a glorified sticky grenade launcher. Also, the DLC will include the ability to replay boss fights (via an Altered Item that looks very much like an arcade machine), as well as a new Horde Mode.
On top of all of that, a free update this month will include a new ability upgrade, additional usability options, and more checkpoints added to some of the trickier campaign missions.
Control is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.