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Bethesda's Scary Game "The Evil Within" to Arrive in August

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 23 comments

Bethesda said on Friday that its upcoming survival horror game, The Evil Within, will be available in North America on August 26, 2014. The game is in development by Shinji Mikami and his team at Tango Gameworks for Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3 consoles.

Bethesda's The Evil Within focuses on protagonist Detective Sebastian Castellanos who, along with his partner, is initially sent to investigate a brutal mass murder of the residents at a local asylum. During his investigation, Sebastian catches something cowled and ghostly seemingly killing three of his officers on the asylum's CCTV camera system. The thing then disappears and re-emerges behind him, knocking him out.

When he awakes, he finds himself -- along with the other officers -- strung upside down from the ceiling amongst other hanging dead corpses.

That was the scary scenario the press was dished out at E3 2013 last June. The story continues here in our hands-off impressions, revealing how the detective gets on his feet and tries to avoid a huge deadly brute called The Butcher. At one point, The Butcher catches up with him -- and you know his pursuit is slow on purpose like a cat stalking a defenseless mouse -- and gashes his leg open with a chainsaw. Ouch.

"Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension," reads the game's description. "With limited resources at your disposal, you'll fight for survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action."

Although August seems like years away, the good news here is that Bethesda's history with other in-house developers shows that the company accepts nothing but AAA quality, so expect to endure pure terror when the game finally arrives later this year.

We love scary good fun.

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    Mike Stewart , February 15, 2014 5:36 PM
    even though it's made by the same man and team that brought us the GREAT RE4,,,it will be nowhere near his triumphant RE4
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    airplanegeek , February 15, 2014 5:42 PM
    Is this gonna be optimized for Oculus RIft? :p 
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    Morbus , February 15, 2014 5:47 PM
    RE4 was crap. If this was made by the mad that made the first RE, then I'd be all over it.Also, this is not a Bethesda game, it's a Tango game. Bethesda is the publisher.
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    bustapr , February 15, 2014 7:46 PM
    theres some misinformation going on in this comments section. Shinji Mikami created Resident Evil franchise. I believe he made all the resident evil games up until RE4. This game is being made by Tango Gameworks, which is owned by Zenimax. Technically it can still be called a Bethesda game just like Uncharted can be called a Sony game.and its probably not going to be oculus rift compatible unless they release a modkit for modders to do their magic. I doubt theyd release a modkit for this game. This game is being made for 3rd person POV.
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    killerclick , February 15, 2014 11:40 PM
    Fallout 4 please, Bethesda. No one cares about your non-Fallout, non-Elder Scrolls games.
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    Morbus , February 16, 2014 4:20 AM
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    Fallout 4 please, Bethesda. No one cares about your non-Fallout, non-Elder Scrolls games.


    No one decent cares about Fallout that's not real Fallout.
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    manicmike , February 16, 2014 6:12 AM
    I'm psyched for this game, the survival horror genre has degraded to "You're almost invincible unless you screw up, go kill [Insert evil enemies here]"If you ask me, it's about time we had another "Don't play this with the lights off" horror game.
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    Morbus , February 16, 2014 6:24 AM
    Amnesia: The Descent.

    The new Amnesia isn't as nice, but it's still pretty great. It's not survival horror, either of them, but it's horror, which is about half of the fun, and since the survival aspect of most survival horror games nowadays isn't there, it's all the fun.
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    Haravikk , February 16, 2014 6:29 AM
    Sounds like it could be a good new survival horror game, but is anyone else a bit tired of asylums? Personally I prefer settings that aren't already creepy, but become that way. For example, it could have been set in a perfectly normal police station that becomes twisted and evil as time goes by.I dunno, asylums are just a bit cliché now IMO.
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    priority1 , February 16, 2014 10:11 AM
    Sounds to much like Outlast. Hopefully it will be even scarier than Outlast though. I nearly (almost) pissed my pants a few times in Outlast.
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    UA67 , February 16, 2014 12:01 PM
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    Fallout 4 please, Bethesda. No one cares about your non-Fallout, non-Elder Scrolls games.
    No one decent cares about Fallout that's not real Fallout.
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    Fallout 4 please, Bethesda. No one cares about your non-Fallout, non-Elder Scrolls games.
    No one decent cares about Fallout that's not real Fallout.
    I beg to differ.
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    bustapr , February 16, 2014 3:37 PM
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    Fallout 4 please, Bethesda. No one cares about your non-Fallout, non-Elder Scrolls games.
    so noone should care about dishonored, the new Prey game, the evil within, and wolfenstein? I want a new fallout and real Elder Scrolls game, but I wouldnt overlook Bethesdas other published works ever. Dishonored was amazing, and this game, wolfenstein, and Prey 2 are also looking just as awesome. we can ask for a new fallout, but then Bethesda might slap us with a "Fallout Online" ... *shivers*
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    killerclick , February 16, 2014 4:06 PM
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    so noone should care about dishonored, the new Prey game, the evil within, and wolfenstein? I want a new fallout and real Elder Scrolls game, but I wouldnt overlook Bethesdas other published works ever. Dishonored was amazing, and this game, wolfenstein, and Prey 2 are also looking just as awesome. we can ask for a new fallout, but then Bethesda might slap us with a "Fallout Online" ... *shivers*
    OK, I looked into it and it turns out Bethesda Softworks is the publisher and Bethesda Game Studios does the Elder Scrolls games and did Fallout 3. Guess they're not wasting time or irrelevant games, so it's cool.
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    kyle382 , February 16, 2014 5:29 PM
    great survival AND horror...what will developers think of next. Perhaps instead of just jamming genres together they can create something unique. Who knows, maybe this will be original despite the 300 other survival horror games made in the past 2 years.
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    kyle382 , February 16, 2014 6:43 PM
    great survival AND horror...what will developers think of next. Perhaps instead of just jamming genres together they can create something unique. Who knows, maybe this will be original despite the 300 other survival horror games made in the past 2 years.
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    renz496 , February 16, 2014 10:57 PM
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    Is this gonna be optimized for Oculus RIft? :p 


    isn't that Oculus is more suitable for first person genre? this game played on third person perspective.
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    renz496 , February 16, 2014 11:03 PM
    frankly speaking i like RE4. but i agree the horror aspect was gone with RE4 unlike the previous RE series before it. some people hate the change but i wasn't Shinji Mikami fault at all. it was Capcom. the team behind RE4 have to throw the early work and design for RE4 so they can make it into more action oriented game like Capcom wants it to be.
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    Chris Holden , February 17, 2014 5:12 AM
    This gonna be crazy good fun :p  The guy who confessed to peeing in his pants, get ready once again :p  :D 
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    soccerplayer88 , February 17, 2014 5:55 AM
    You play a game with the main character called "Sebastian"?I'm out.
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    jack1982 , February 17, 2014 5:56 AM
    Bethesda accepts nothing but AAA quality? Like Rogue Warrior with it's big 29/100 Metacritic average? You guys really need to quit being shills for these companies.
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