Control trailer looks like it needs to be secured, contained, and protected for our safety

Remedy have been showing off the ray tracing in their new game Control in recent trailers, but this time it's a trailer for the rest of us—a straight-up launch trailer highlighting just how weird this game of X-Files/Twin Peaks/SCP Foundation action-horror is going to get.

Did that gun just whisper to the guy whose temple it's pressed against? Is that a worm monster or an evil flower? Is that guy about to be electrocuted or pushed down the stairs? Didn't I already kill that giant spider in Limbo? Why is everyone floating?

This parade of bizarre imagery, characters, and action setpieces is soundtracked by Ruelle's song Madness (here's the link, you're welcome), and it does a pretty good job making Control look intriguing and full of things that ought to be locked away by a government agency for our protection.

Control will be out August 27.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.