This fall, Sebastian Castellanos will return to his own personal hell in Shinji Mikami’s horrific sequel, The Evil Within 2. Granted, this likely won’t come as much of a surprise given last night’s leak, which was widely reported on this morning.
As with all of Bethesda’s E3 2017 announcements, The Evil Within 2 only received a trailer and didn’t get any sort of vocal detailing. That trailer was something special and haunting, though, with nightmarish visuals and odd depictions that won’t leave the backs of our minds anytime soon.
Trippy and full of substance, The Evil Within 2‘s reveal gives us a good look at Sebastian’s next nightmare, wherein he will attempt to save the daughter that he had once thought was lost forever. Achieving this goal will not be an easy task, nor will it be devoid of monsters, bullets, blood or other unmentionables, but it may well be doable with the help of us players. That is, if we’re able to stomach the gruesomeness that will be displayed on our big screen televisions and monitors.
Hinted at within the above is the existence of some sort of evil cult, whose head is a black priest with dislocated bones in his hand and fingers. Fire also plays a large role, as does a weird paint like substance that coats Sebastian and other souls within a weird bathtub. (Please forgive me if some of these elements were in the first game, as I haven’t played through the majority of it.)
What’s also noticeable is the change in gameplay styles, as The Evil Within 2 looks to be more loose, accessible and action-based than its clunky predecessor was. That’s good news for those like me, who weren’t big fans of the first outing but hoped for something great with a potential sequel. So far, this follow-up looks like it may be that great experience we dreamed of.
The Evil Within 2 will be released on Friday, October 13th, and will be playable on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.