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CROSSFIRE X Coming To XBOX One, With New Remedy Content

Revealed during the XBOX E3 Media Briefing, CROSSFIRE X, the latest game in the CROSSFIRE series, in partnership with Remedy, will be coming to XBOX One in 2020.

Control News and Reveals from E3 2019

E3 is here, which means that over the next week, we're going to have a new wave of interviews, impressions, articles, gameplay, and more!

New Poets of the Fall Single, Partir Avec Moi

Poets of the Fall, the real-life band behind Alan Wake's Old Gods of Asgard, recently released a new single and a twist on tradition, with Partir Avec Moi

Community Spotlight: Erika's Quantum Break Screenshots

Our May Community Spotlight is Erika Tschinkel and her gorgeous above-4k screenshots of Quantum Break!

Celebrating Alan Wake's Ninth Anniversary

In May, Remedy and the community celebrated the ninth anniversary of Alan Wake with new tributes, artwork, articles and more! [Artwork by InvisibleRain

Control to Launch 27th August 2019!

Following an accidental leak on the Microsoft Store, Game Informer and Remedy have now confirmed the release date for Control. Mark your calendars for August!

Behind the Scenes of Poets of the Fall's War Music Video

To celebrate 15 years of Poets of the Fall (Old Gods of Asgard) we spoke to Director, Akseli Tuomivaara, about creating the Alan Wake-inspired music video, War. [Photo by Tiia Öhman].

Charity Auctions raise £1405.60 for Cancer Research UK!

Our Monarch Gala and Spring Charity Auction raises £1405.60 for Cancer Research UK! With invaluable support from Remedy and Poets of the Fall.

Interviews and Conversations with....

Over the past seven years, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some individuals involved including Cam Rogers, Kathy Tong, Fred Berman, Ilkka Villi, Christopher Forsyth and Brett Kelly.

15th January 2020
Poets of the Fall Performs "False Kings In January Episode
[Alexander Theatre Session / Episode One]

Earlier this month, Poets of the Fall teased a new video series filmed at Alexander Theater (Aleksanterin Teatteri) in Helsinki that would span throughout 2020.

These intimate recordings will see the band returning to some of their tracks, both recent and classic, for a special acoustic edition that they're describing as "raw and unplugged". There will be twelve episodes in total spanning throughout the entire year, with new videos being posted on a monthly basis on their YouTube channel and audio-recordings of the songs available through the band's Spotify.

The first episode is out now and features a soft and personal rendition of King of Fools from their album, Carnival of Rust (2006). You can watch the full session below!



A bit of information about the band: Although two of the band members were involved in Remedy's original Max Payne title, officially the band's relationship started back in 2003 with Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. For the game, Poets created their first song, Late Goodbye based on a poem by Sam Lake, after a conversation between Marko and Sam about the formation of his new group.

Almost a decade later, the band returned for studio's next game, Alan Wake, creating the custom songs The Poet and the Muse and Children of the Elder God under their alter-ego Old Gods of Asgard. Their song War, from their album, Twilight Theater, also made an appearance in the game. They returned again two years later for Alan Wake's American Nightmare, with the songs Balance Slays the Demon and The Happy Song (the latter also appearing in the album Temple of Thought).

The song Labyrinth from their Clearview album was inspired by Quantum Break; initially created for the game, issues outside of both parties' control led it to be linked to the game but not featured in it. But in 2019, the band and studio once again announced the continuation of their partnership, this time bringing Take Control to the table, which was used during the Control's memorable Ashtray Maze sequence.

12th January 2020
Control Receives Five Nominations In Game Developers Choice Awards 2020

The award season is still going strong as news of the Game Developers Choice Awards nominations were revealed this week on the official GDC website. The announcement sees Death Stranding, Control, and Outer Wilds leading the pack for nominations.

The news comes the day after the nominations for the 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards were revealed, mirroring similar success for all three titles.

The Game Developers Choice Awards 2020 will be held on Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 18:30, at the San Francisco Moscone Center.

Livestream details for the event are also available with the ceremony being livestreamed on the GDC Twitch channel, HERE

Control gained five nominations in the 20th Annual Game Developers Awards including:

- Game of the Year 
(alongside Death Stranding, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Untitled Goose Game, and Outer Wilds)

- Best Audio 
(alongside Death Stranding, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Untitled Goose Game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare).

- Best Narrative 
(alongside Disco Elysium, Death Stranding, The Outer Worlds, and Outer Wilds).

- Best Technology 
(alongside Death Stranding, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Apex Legends, and Noita).

- Best Visual Art 
(alongside Death Stranding, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Sayonara Wild Hearts, and Disco Elysium.)

11th January 2020
Control Leads Nominations In 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

This week the nominations for the 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards have been revealed with Death Stranding and Control taking the categories by storm with eight nominations each.

Ahead of the event, Control has claimed eight out of twenty-three categories, making it one of the most nominated titles this year. 

The D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony is due to take place on Thursday, February 13th at Aria Resort Las Vegas, following the 2020 D.I.C.E. Summit that same week. The event will be co-hosted once again by Jessica Chobot and Greg Miller, and if you want to catch it live, don't worry. The event is often broadcast online and we'll make sure to let you know where to livestream it a little closer to the date.


Control has been nominated for the following categories for the 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards: 

- Game of the Year (alongside Death Stranding, Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds, and Untitled Goose Game). 

- Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction
(alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Concrete Genie, Death Stranding, and Resident Evil 2). 

- Outstanding Achievement in Character for Jesse Faden
(alongside Death Stranding for Cliff Unger, Death Stranding for Sam Porter Bridges, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for Greez, and Untitled Goose Game (The Goose). 

- Outstanding Achievement In Original Music Composition 
(alongside Arise: A Simple Story, Erica, Golem, and Mortal Kombat 11). 

- Outstanding Achievement In Story 
(alongside Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds, Telling Lies, and The Outer Worlds). 

- Outstanding Technical Achievement 
(alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Concrete Genie, Death Stranding, Metro Exodus).

- Action Game of the Year 
(alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Devil May Cry 5, Gears 5, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice).

- Outstanding Achievement In Game Direction 
(alongside A Short Hike, Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds, and Untitled Goose Game).



10th January 2020
Poets of the Fall Reveals Aleksanterin Teatteri Acoustic Recordings [New Monthly Feature, Starting Jan 15th!]

With the launch of Control's DLC packs, Remedy turning twenty-five this Summer, and the tenth anniversary of Alan Wake in May, 2020 is already shaping up to be a pretty interesting year! But if you're a Poets of the Fall fan, there will be an additional treat to look forward to. 

Throughout this year, Poets of the Fall will be treating fans to monthly music videos, filmed in Helsinki's gorgeous Aleksanterin Teatteri.

These intimate recordings will see the band returning to some of their tracks, both recent and classic, for a special acoustic edition that they're describing as "raw and unplugged". There will be twelve episodes in total spanning throughout the entire year, with new videos being posted on a monthly basis on their YouTube channel and audio-recordings of the songs available through the band's Spotify

The first episode will go live on January 15th 2020! 


A bit of information about the band: Although two of the band members were involved in Remedy's original Max Payne title, officially the band's relationship started back in 2003 with Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. For the game, Poets created their first song, Late Goodbye based on a poem by Sam Lake, after a conversation between Marko and Sam about the formation of his new group.

Almost a decade later, the band returned for studio's next game, Alan Wake, creating the custom songs The Poet and the Muse and Children of the Elder God under their alter-ego Old Gods of Asgard. Their song War, from their album, Twilight Theater, also made an appearance in the game. They returned again two years later for Alan Wake's American Nightmare, with the songs Balance Slays the Demon and The Happy Song (the latter also appearing in the album Temple of Thought).

The song Labyrinth from their Clearview album was inspired by Quantum Break; initially created for the game, issues outside of both parties' control led it to be linked to the game but not featured in it. But in 2019, the band and studio once again announced the continuation of their partnership, this time bringing Take Control to the table, which was used during the Control's memorable Ashtray Maze sequence.

-- CONSOLE & PC GAMES --

CROSSFIRE Series

Quantum Break Series

Alan Wake Series

Max Payne Series

-- MOBILE GAMES --

-- LIVE ACTION SERIES --

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