Bethesda has announced The Evil Within. Formerly codenamed Zwei, this survival-horror game is headed up by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and is set for release next year on PS3, Xbox 360, PC and next-gen consoles. The Evil Within utilizes the latest version of the id Tech 5 engine.
Story: When Detective Sebastian and his partner rush to the
scene of a gruesome mass murder, a mysterious, powerful force is lying
in wait for them. Witnessing the killing of fellow police officers one
after another, Sebastian is then attacked and loses consciousness.
Waking up in a land where monsters are wandering about, Sebastian has
to fight his way through a world of death and its close friend madness
in order to understand what's going on. Sebastian has to face his fears
in order to survive on a journey to discover what lies in the shadows
of that mysterious force.
- A Return to Pure Survival Horror: From the father of the survival
horror genre, Shinji Mikami. He appears once again as the director of
this game, one which makes your blood run cold, but heats you right
back up. Players must survive on limited resources, experiencing that
supreme match of action and horror, that indescribable terror. To
survive in an afflicted world, your anxiety and nerves will be pushed
to the edge.
- Brutal Traps and Enemies with Puzzles: While struggling to survive,
you'll have to face indescribable terror, cruel traps, and sly
mechanisms. Players can die in a trap all too easily, however, at times
they can turn them against enemies.
- In an Unstable World, Not All Horrors are in Plain Sight: The player
is driven into a corner as the world distorts and warps according to
mysterious and evil horrors. The scenery: hallways, walls, doors,
rooms, buildings, and even nature, all transforming in real time based
on the player's actions. And the threats keep coming from all
- A Supernova of Horror: By setting one foot in this world weaved from
lush backdrops, characters with personality, and a polished story,
players will be sucked in, willing or unwilling, tension and anxiety
rapidly mounting. When that fear is smashed and conquered, you can
experience the bliss that can only be found in The Evil Within.