Control launch trailer is a cacophony of surreal sights

Enter the Federal Bureau of Control as Jesse Faden on a search for your brother, and leave with a new understanding of the world.


The launch trailer for Remedy's upcoming third-person shooter Control is here, and it makes the game look even cooler than we imagined. 

Control follows female lead protagonist Jesse Faden as she infiltrates the Federal Bureau of Control on the hunt for her missing brother Dylan. Along the way, she'll have to take on a new role if she wants to get to the bottom of his disappearance: Director. How does that happen, and what does that role entail? We're dying to know, especially since this trailer is giving us so many Beyond the Black Rainbow and Mandy vibes. Check out the trippy new trailer below and try not to be intrigued. 

Ozzie Mejia went hands-on with Control ahead of E3 2019 for a look at the game. Here are his thoughts on the title:

"Control is filled with strange characters and not all of them are under Hiss influence. While en route to the NSC Power Plant, Jesse meets up with one example, an odd janitor named Ahti, who speaks in a methodically slow pattern and seems to know more than he lets on about the supernatural. There's also Chief Arish, the FBC's top security officer, understandably rattled by the unfolding situation. And also one that appears to be somewhat awkward around new authority figures. Not everyone in Control is under Hiss captivity and they'll often send you to different points in the FBC facility to either get the main story moving or for side quests that can help players find new mods or upgrades."

Control is set to debut on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 27. 

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

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