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Remedy's Control AWE expansion crosses over with Alan Wake, releases on August 27

Control Awe Alan Wake
Control Awe Alan Wake (Image credit: Remedy Entertainment (screenshot))

What you need to know

  • Control is the latest game from Remedy Entertainment that released back in 2019.
  • The next expansion, AWE, is crossing over with Alan Wake.
  • The AWE expansion is now set to release on August 27.

Remedy's Control is crossing universes with the AWE expansion. During today's PlayStation State of Play, a new trailer revealed that the AWE expansion is set to release on August 27. You can check out the trailer below:

As the name and trailer show, Alan Wake is coming back. Just what role he has to play remains to be seen though. Remedy explained in a blog post that other games may be connected in a kind of "Remedy Connected Universe." We'll have to see just how this plays out.

The AWE expansion is also introducing a grenade launcher mode for the Service Weapon called Surge, which will be useful against new kinds of Hiss. There's also boss rush mode being added through a new altered item.

Remedy previously revealed that Control is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X, with more details on the enhancements coming at a later date. Remedy's previous expansion for Control is called The Foundation. If you haven't played it yet, you can read our review right here.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on PlayStation on Android Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert