Control Expansion ‘The Foundation’ Reveals New Trailer, Details (VIDEO)
Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games have already produced quite the trippy supernatural adventure with Control, though it appears the story isn’t quite done as developers still have a number of promised updates and expansions on the horizons. The first big story addition to the game – called The Foundation – has so-far teased and an exploration into another side of the Federal Bureau of Control and the game’s headquarters, Oldest House. Now, players have a much better peek at the Control expansion in the form of a new trailer.
Detailed on the PlayStation Blog, 505 Games’ Senior Brand Community Manager Antonela Pounder provided a greater perspective, touting even more “abilities, weapons, and Hiss” for the upcoming adventure. The story is confirmed to continue following Bureau director Jesse Faden as she attempts to “prevent the Astral Plane from consuming the Oldest House.” To do so, Jesse is tasked with exploring the mysterious caverns of The Foundation and locate the missing Head of Operations Helen Marshall. On this journey downward, Jesse is teased to “learn more about Marshall’s disappearance” as well as the Astral Plane’s enigmatic entity, The Board.
Pounder confirms the Control expansion is said to add around 4-5 hours of gameplay to the base game, with the main mission and several side quests awaiting players who’ve completed the campaign. The Foundation is set to introduce the Hiss Sharpened, an ax-clad new enemy type characterized by their wild and challenging melee attacks. To combat these fiends, the DLC is assured to yield several new supernatural abilities such as the charging attack Shield Rush as well as an exclusive new power called Shape. In addition, the Service Weapon will get the Fracture upgrade, which can “transform and shatter the Foundation’s environments.”
In addition to the Control expansion, a new update is now also set to debut alongside The Foundation. Free to all players, the update is said to be a response to community feedback, adding such features as improved map functionality as well as “the option to reallocate Ability points using Essence at Control points.” Several more quality-of-life improvements are also teased to be on the way alongside the aforementioned Shield Rush ability to the main game.
As laid out in the past, The Foundation is only the first Expansion that will be added to Control, with the second set to launch sometime in mid-2020. Titled AWE, the story DLC has little information surrounding it, but nonetheless seems to set-up a crossover with fellow Remedy-developed title Alan Wake. Outside all this post-launch content, Remedy also has a total of three games currently in development.
Control is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Foundation releases March 26th.
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