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.
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