The team at Bethesda yesterday announced some news for their terrifying and intriguing upcoming title, The Evil Within. Being developed for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC, The Evil Within will be the subject matter for nightmares in North America on October 21st, October 23rd in Australia and October 24th for Europe (moved back 2 months from it’s original August 2014 date).
But that’s not all! Along with this announcement came the following not-for-the-faint-at-heart trailer, showcasing a handful of unsuspecting victims of the horrors within The Evil Within. While it’s largely a trailer of reactions, that’s not to say there isn’t some of the game on display. Due to this, I’ll give you this warning – some of the stuff you’re about to see is pretty nasty. You’ve been warned… and with that technicality out of the way, check this out!
While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.
As if that wasn’t enough to quell the hunger for more news, they even announced the pre-order pack, grimly named The Fighting Chance Pack.
The Fighting Chance Pack includes:
Medical Kit – A vital health enhancement to enable Sebastian to fight on.
Green Gel – Used to upgrade Sebastian’s attributes.
Double Barrel Shotgun and Three Shells – A larger and more formidable shotgun than the regular shotgun, it’s useful for tight situations with multiple encroaching enemies.
An Incendiary Agony Bolt – Capable of showing nearby enemies with damaging fire sparks.
A Poison Agony Bolt – Will draw enemies towards it and poison them, allowing Sebastian time for a quick escape.
I’m genuinely excited for this one. It looks truly disturbing and, while the status of the survival horror genre is constantly under question, The Evil Within looks to me like a callback to the earlier Silent Hill games. Of which I am… rather fond. Sign me up!