The trailer for The Evil Within 2 opened with a gritty, future-noir environment where the player character was charged by a horrible monster. We were then treated to a few scenes of the city environment. Something was definitely off about the game's setting; bodies coated in white paint hung from the ceiling as the protagonist explored an art gallery littered with disturbing imagery. The scene then shifted to a forest where a gathering of people lit a flame and surrounded the protagonist.
The game's official website is now live, giving us some of our first details about the game outside of the trailer. From the mind of Shinji Mikami (director of the previous game The Evil Within, the very first installment of Resident Evil, and numerous other games), gamers will be taking on the role of Detective Sebastian Castellanos in his quest to track down his daughter. You will once again step into the horrifying world of STEM, using crafting, traps, wits, and what little ammo you can scrounge to fight against the frightening enemies of the world.
Furthermore, an article on Bethesda's website gives us additional details. The game is set in Union, a city that was built using his daughter Lily's mind as the Core. The second game in the series will feature some areas that are less linear as compared to the predecessor, although they take care to note that it is still a survival horror game; one must be careful not to tread too far in the wrong direction.
The story picks up where the previous game left off. After Detective Castellanos' daughter died in a house fire, his left fell apart. He lost his job, and no one would believe him about the events of the previous game. He spent the following three years searching for whatever was behind the events of the first game. He learns, much to his horror, that his daughter is still alive and being used as the basis for a new STEM world - he must once again dive into the horror for a chance to rescue his child.
The Evil Within 2 will debut on Friday, October 13th, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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