In other words, fungus overload.
IGN has published a seventeen minutes long video of Remedy Entertainment’s next game, Control. It shows a side mission, in which Jesse Faden, the protagonist, has to acquire unique fungus samples from an area with alien plant life. So far, that doesn’t sound so dangerous, but there’s some weird mouldy people, as well as a giant plant that serves as the boss of this mission. These creatures don’t appreciate the superpowered Faden’s presence, which means there will be some fights, Remedy-style. It seems to have some inspiration taken especially from 2017’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. (You’ll see why if you take a look at the video.)
„Set in a unique and ever-changing world that juxtaposes our familiar reality with the strange and unexplainable, Control is a third-person action-adventure game combining Remedy’s trademark gunplay with supernatural abilities. After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, players will take on the role of Jesse Faden, the new Director struggling to regain Control. This sandbox-style, gameplay-driven experience built on the proprietary Northlight engine challenges players to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments while fighting through the deep and mysterious worlds Remedy is known and loved for,” the game’s synopsis says.
505 Games will publish Control on August 27 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Who knows what Remedy Entertainment could do after that, though (aside from the story campaign for CrossFire X, which is being developed for Smilegate Entertainment) – it’s possible that the Finnish team is slowly aligning themselves towards Sony Interactive Entertainment (we wrote about this subject before). Oh, and let us also not forget that Alan Wake’s publishing rights are also in their possession now (which we also discussed previously)…