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Bethesda Reveals First 'The Evil Within' DLC, 'The Assignment'

Bethesda introduced "The Assignment," the very first downloadable content (DLC) pack for the company's survival horror game, The Evil Within. This DLC, slated for a March 10 release, will actually be one of two parts, with the second installment, "The Consequence," due to arrive this spring.

In "The Assignment" and "The Consequence," players assume the role of Sebastian Castellanos' partner, detective Julie Kidman. The DLC runs in parallel with the main Evil Within storyline, allowing players to see what happened to Kidman as she experienced her own investigation.

"The Assignment features an increased focus on stealth gameplay mechanics as you untangle the secrets of what happened to her and untangle the truth behind her connection with Mobius," stated Bethesda's blog.

The two DLC packs can be retrieved from The Evil Within's Season Pass for Steam (PC), PlayStation Network (PS3, PS4) and Xbox Live (X360, Xbox One), which costs $19.99. For those who don't want the Season Pass, gamers can instead purchase "The Assignment" by itself for a mere $9.99 when it's released next month.

Bethesda's blog hinted on Wednesday that a third DLC for The Evil Within is in the works. Called "The Executioner," players will be able to take the role of The Keeper, the evil humanoid that wears a box on his head and totes a spiked meat tenderizer hammer. Fun stuff.

The Evil Within launched on multiple platforms on October 14, 2014. Haven't played The Evil Within yet? The minimum specs for the PC version include the 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, an Intel Core i7 or an equivalent quad-core processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or an equivalent card with 1 GB of VRAM, 4 GB of RAM, and 50 GB of internal storage. The recommended specs include an Intel Core i7 processor with four or more cores and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or equivalent card with 4 GB of VRAM.

For gamers who are playing The Evil Within on consoles, you'll need 40 GB of hard drive space on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 require just 7 GB of storage space.

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  • peterf28
    This game is total sh1t. Or maybe I just dont like horror games. I did not also like Alien Isolation and Dead Space. Slow pace, no real action, everything is dark. Who plays these games ?
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  • RCguitarist
    That's why Call of Duty exists, for your tastes.
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  • beavermml
    lol.. you clearly dont play slow-paced horror games before..
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  • ykki
    This game's marketing is just like this meme
    http://rs2img.memecdn.com/owner-of-ea-games_o_2572893.jpg
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  • Christopher1
    This game is total sh1t. Or maybe I just dont like horror games. I did not also like Alien Isolation and Dead Space. Slow pace, no real action, everything is dark. Who plays these games ?
    People who like survival horror. You just don't like survival horror, which IS going to be slow paced most times and about scaring the willies out of you with the next monster that jumps out at you from an unknown (for a first time player) position.
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  • Haravikk
    Personally I had the opposite reaction to Evil Within; I felt it was still too action-oriented, especially when you've managed to horde enough ammo and upgrades. Never got quite the same sense of dread and helplessness as in earlier Resident Evil or Silent Hill games.

    Good to see new games in the genre of course, but it still felt a bit too samey; lots of horror tropes, didn't really care much for the characters. I dunno, I prefer games that take safe places and make them scary, rather than always being in the same inherently creepy places that every other game uses.
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  • Undying89
    15372542 said:
    This game is total sh1t. Or maybe I just dont like horror games. I did not also like Alien Isolation and Dead Space. Slow pace, no real action, everything is dark. Who plays these games ?

    Go play CoD and keep your opinion for yourself.
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  • soccerplayer88
    So if someone doesn't like survival horror that automatically makes them a Call of Duty fanboy? Weak retort.

    The Evil Within was average at best. The story was downright frustrating to listen to.

    And these types of games/movies nowadays go for "shock value" rather than compelling content. It's a far cry from the RE days.
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  • Barantos1
    I love survival horror games.... I absolutely love them. However, this game was awful. I bought into the hype and picked this game up. The story was garbage, the gameplay even worse. Don't think you are alone if you didn't like this game. The new Silent Hill is looking promising though.
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  • alidan
    this game tried to be re4... but it couldn't do it... it also doesn't help that the engine its on cant handle the first scene of the game.
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