The sequel to Shinji Mikami’s 2014 psychological horror title The Evil Within, predictably titled The Evil Within 2, has received a new trailer. The 2-minute clip showcases returning protagonist Sebastian Castellanos battle some gruesome creatures as well as his own demons as he travels through the STEM world to retrieve his daughter. However, considering the nature of the earlier game, we wonder how successful Sebastian’s pursuit might end up being.
The Evil Within 2 was given a proper reveal by Bethesda at E3 2017 with a couple of rather disturbing trailers. The earlier videos showed our protagonist trying to navigate through the unstable world of STEM in a desperate search for his young daughter Lily. But while most of those were mainly cinematic in tone, the new one contains some more looks at the gameplay. The first game was not a title to be breezed through (and not solely for the demonic combat situations it pushed players into), and we expect nothing less from the upcoming sequel.
The Evil Within was well received by critics and gained a certain level of popularity, but several aspects, including the story that it so heavily relied on, were criticised. Hopefully the sequel will do better on that front. Moreover, there are enough psychological elements to pull you in. In Sebastian’s mind, Lily apparently blames her father for being responsible for her nightmarish fate, and the words “It’s all your fault” keep playing like a loop in his head as he struggles to find her. And from the looks of the kind of hell she is stuck in, he is running out of time.
The Evil Within 2 will be released for the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 13. Bethesda has also announced a pre-order bonus in the shape of The Last Chance Pack, which contains a number of items that the player can use to aid the protagonist in his quest. The pack contains an exclusive weapon, and will lend you some crafting abilities and med-aid to help you keep Sebastian alive.