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.