In order to celebrate the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, publisher Bethesda has released a new trailer for its upcoming third-person survival-horror title – The Evil Within. The video’s narration is in Japanese, but you’ll no doubt get the picture – a lot of torture, gruesome enemies, and apocalyptic environments.
The Evil Within (also known as Psycho Break) starts with Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, only to encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of his fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what is behind this evil force.
The Evil Within emphasises scavenging for supplies and learning when to fight or when to run for the hills. The game-world transforms during scripted events and as the result of player actions, altering locations and creating new paths. Castellanos must use medical items to restore health (since regenerative health is a no-go here), some of these items even causing temporary hallucinogenic effects. Additionally, by collecting vials of green fluid throughout the game, players can upgrade Castellanos’ abilities. The player has access to various weapons such as a revolver, shotgun, knife, grenades, and the Agony Crossbow – a projectile weapon that fires bolts capable of freezing, blinding, electrocuting, or exploding enemies. This being a survival-type of game, ammunition for weapons is scarce, but mechanical components can be harvested to craft additional bolts. What’s more interesting is the fact that enemies must first be set on fire using a limited supply of matches to permanently defeat them.
The Evil Within launches on October 14th in North America and Europe, and on October 16th in Australia, on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.