To go along with the announcement of the sequel Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Bethesda also announced The Evil Within 2 during their E3 2017 showcase. The game comes from the studio behind the original game, Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and his Tango Gameworks.
The announcement was made with a trailer, but it didn’t end there. A release date for the sequel was also revealed, and fans of the first game will not have to wait long to get their hands on it. On top of that, a gameplay trailer has also been released.
You can read more about the game and find the announcement trailer, along with the bonus gameplay trailer, below.
Set in Union, a crumbling city built using Lily’s mind as the Core, The Evil Within 2 presents a mix of closed off, claustrophobic environments that are reminiscent of the first game, and new, less linear areas that will give you the opportunity to explore at your own pace. You’ll be able to wander freely and poke through all the dark corners of the world at your leisure, but this is still a survival horror game, and ammo and resources will be scarce. You’ll need to prepare carefully and move cautiously as you discover the secrets of Union and unravel Mobius’ plans from within STEM.
Years ago, before the events of The Evil Within, Sebastian’s daughter Lily died in a tragic house fire. His wife left him shortly after and his life continued to deteriorate when he was pulled into the web of a sinister corporation called Mobius. It has now been three years since his investigation into a series of grisly murders brought him to Beacon Mental Hospital, where Sebastian Castellanos found himself trapped in a deranged nightmare world created inside the mind of a killer.
After barely surviving the events of the first game, Sebastian was alone. He lost his job, his will, everything. No one believed his story about Beacon, and he has spent the last three years searching for the people responsible for what happened to him at Beacon Mental Hospital, turning up no leads. But now, for the first time in years, Sebastian has a glimmer of hope. Kidman reenters his life and offers him a chance at redemption: Lily is still alive and is being used by Mobius to create a new STEM world, and if Sebastian is willing to submit himself to hell, there’s a chance he can find her and free her. Sebastian will have to journey into STEM once more and face off against untold evil in order to save his daughter.
The Evil Within 2 will be released, fittingly, on Friday the 13th this October. Click right here to pre-order a copy.
If interested, be sure to also check out more of our E3 2017 coverage!