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Bethesda Reveals The Evil Within from Shinji Mikami's Studio

By - Source: Bethesda PR | B 16 comments

Bethesda is dipping into the survival horror genre by publishing The Evil Within in 2014. The game, originally codenamed "Zwei", is in development at Japan-based Tango Gameworks, a division of ZeniMax Asia. The studio was founded in March 2010 by Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series.

The Evil Within is slated to launch on the PC, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as the upcoming next-generation consoles. Bethesda was not very forthcoming with the juicy details, but said that additional information will be provided in an exclusive feature article by IGN on April 22 (Monday).

"We’re incredibly proud to announce The Evil Within," said Mikami. "My team and I are committed to creating an exciting new franchise, providing fans the perfect blend of horror and action."

Mikami originally opened his studio with 13 employees, intent on returning to the survival horror genre. But Tango reportedly grew to 65 employees by 2012, and Mikami is looking to employ around 100 designers in total. The team features developers from Capcom, Game Republic, Platinum Games and Grasshopper Manufacture.

Bethesda teased gamers all week with hints of the new game through Vine, Twitter's video-based social app that allows users to create and share 6-second clips. The camera only records while the screen is being pressed, thus the resulting clip looks similar to GIF-based animation. Bethesda provided a series of interesting three clips, hinting to what seemed like a return to the Wolfenstein franchise.

So what then is the Skyrim team now working on? Guess we'll find out soon enough.

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    azraa , April 19, 2013 9:27 PM
    Amnesia was enough for me, no more survival horror for me :c
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    BigBodZod , April 19, 2013 9:42 PM
    I still want Fallout 4.
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    patrick47018 , April 20, 2013 12:36 AM
    I want Fallout 4, but a new survival horror game that is actually good would be pretty great also.
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    killabanks , April 20, 2013 12:50 AM
    the real resident evil 6?
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    razor512 , April 20, 2013 1:09 AM
    I heard it is a game about the inner misworkings of the mind of a CEO who is crazy enough to not release Fallout 4.

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    renz496 , April 20, 2013 3:27 AM
    really looking forward to this
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    sublime2k , April 20, 2013 10:16 AM
    Let's see if it can compete with A Machine For Pigs. I somehow doubt it.
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    tadej petric , April 20, 2013 10:53 AM
    Next TES would be better...
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    jack1982 , April 20, 2013 12:10 PM
    I think they really screwed up with marketing this as they got everybody excited for Fallout 4 and then came out with this 100% gameplay-free trailer for...whatever it is.
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    tadej petric , April 20, 2013 1:58 PM
    Spams are very strong... Seen 2 in 5 minutes...
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    Timmy225 , April 21, 2013 6:33 AM
    Please, no 3rd person shooter. At least learn your lesson and allow a choice like Fallout 3 and SkyRim does between 1st & 3rd.
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    atikkur , April 21, 2013 4:22 PM
    pertamax gan
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    renz496 , April 21, 2013 7:19 PM
    Please, no 3rd person shooter. At least learn your lesson and allow a choice like Fallout 3 and SkyRim does between 1st & 3rd.

    considering this game was made by Resident Evil creator 3rd person shooter perspective might be the choice for them since they have lots of experience with it. and i dont think this game will play like rpg either like fallout or skyrim.
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    renz496 , April 21, 2013 7:26 PM
    Double Post

    why there is no longer option to delete post?
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    lpedraja2002 , April 21, 2013 10:07 PM
    Old school horror ala Resident Evil before the 4th game? Oh boy! I'm ready for it, I just hope it doesn't kill me from being too scary.
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    renz496 , April 22, 2013 7:40 AM
    have you seen the trailer? it is more like Silent Hill rather than Resident Evil. if that's the case it might be more scary than the first 3 RE series lol. what i like about the original RE is survival. resource are limited (especially in Hard mode) and you need to think how will you're going to engage the enemy, run or kill the enemy. starting from RE4 they encourage you to kill every enemy because they might drop resources though gameplay wise i can still enjoy RE4. RE5 is a bit boring and RE6 is simply a mess gameplay wise