This is a survival-horror action game in which players assume the role of a police detective investigating murders at an insane asylum. As players investigate and explore the mysterious environments, they use knives, pistols, shotguns, and explosives to kill human-like creatures and monsters. Shinji Mikami, best known for his contribution on the Resident Evil series, is directing The Evil Within, with it being one of the most anticipated titles for horror enthusiasts.The frenetic combat is accompanied by screams of pain and realistic gunfire. Some attacks result in impalement and dismemberment/decapitation, with large blood-splatter effects; some environments also depict blood-splattered floors and mutilated bodies with exposed organs/viscera.
With the title receiving nominations for ‘Best Console Game Sony PlayStation’ and ‘Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox’ at Gamescom 2014, it wouldn’t be a surprise if more details are revealed on the IP during the event.
Bethesda has officially announced The Evil Within, the first game from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s studio Tango Gameworks. The Evil Within is a survival horror title due to arrive on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and next-generation consoles in 2014.
The Evil Within is scheduled for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in October.
Labelled as a ‘pure’ survival horror game, The Evil Within is designed to strike a certain balance between horror and action elements. As a third-person game with an over-the-shoulder perspective and some shooting, it at first greatly resembles the Mikami-directed Resident Evil 4, though the imagery on display is intended to be much more gruesome and unnerving. The horror elements are also to be more psychological; for example, environments will shift and change to disorient players and throw them off their guard.
While the game features third-person shooter gameplay, ammo is said to be relatively scarce. The player may need to resort to traps like land mines, or melee weapons like knives and axes. Stealth can also be utilised at specific points, such as when Sebastian eludes a chainsaw-brandishing monster, who is a nod to the Dr. Salvador enemy from Resident Evil 4.
The Evil Within will be entirely single-player, though Mikami has hinted that Tango may experiment with asynchronous multiplayer, in the same vein as Dark Souls, via DLC.
Upon making their way to the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partner find that a mysterious and powerful force lays in wait. As he witnesses fellow police officers being killed one by one, someone attacks and knocks Sebastian unconscious. He wakes to find himself in a place where monsters roam, a world where death and madness are forever entwined, yet he must fight in order to make sense of it all. Confronting unimaginable horrors, he struggles to survive―Sebastian has set out on a dread-filled journey so that he may uncover the mystery of the terrible force that lurks within.