A reddit advert has accidentally leaked a sequel to The Evil Within.
According to users on the PS4 Subreddit, the advertisement reads “Bethesda returns you to the nightmare in The Evil Within 2. Now available for preorder. How will you survive?” Another form of the advert, when refreshed said another message. “From survival horror mastermind Shinji Mikami comes The Evil Within 2. Now available for preorder. ‘The only way out is in.’”
Clicking on the advert leads you to The Evil Within website.
The advert accidentally revealed The Evil Within 2 hours before the Bethesda’s E3 conference, which was scheduled to take place this evening at 9 PM PST/ Midnight EST.
The Evil Within was originally released back in 2014, to a positive reception. The game was developed by Tango Gameworks, a Japanese company founded by Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series. The game was a third person survival-horror title that emphasized elements of hiding, running, and claustrophobia over combat.
To date, The Evil Within is the only title by Tango Gameworks.
I liked The Evil Within, it had some problems with it but it was generally a good survival horror game when it was released. I am actually surprised it’s getting a sequel though, which is all but confirmed at this point as the advertisements are definitely real.
This was one of the games that was probably on no one’s radar, as Bethesda was likely going to focus heavily on Quake Champions and maybe Wolfenstein II The New Colossus, which has been rumored as well. It makes me wonder what other tricks Bethesda has up their sleeve at this point, but I guess we’ll find out tonight at their conference.
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