His wife was thought to be dead for the past three years, missing, lied to her husband, in over her head in some sinister abduction scenario in the swampy bayou of Louisiana. Now against all better judgment he must pursue the smallest chance that she’s still alive, or at the very least find out what happened to her. But when she sent communications back home and told him to stay away, it was for good reason…
Developer Frictional Games have revealed when horror fans can get their hands on the upcoming, science fiction horror title. Starting September 22, PC and PS4 owners will attempt to survive the terrors that await them in PATHOS-2.
The combined efforts Frictional Games’ fans have resulted in the defeat of the SOMA ARG and the reveal of a brand new trailer, featuring PS4 gameplay.
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The Evil Within is a third person survival horror game from Tango Gameworks and Bethesda Softworks. Set in a twisted world filled with horrible creatures, ever present mortal threats and mind bending hallucinations, this story follows detective Sebastian Castellanos and his fight to stay alive. After responding to the scene of a mass murder he is separated from his partners and knocked unconscious. Horror ensues.
Throughout the game players will struggle to survive against the onslaught of enemies, traps and psychological torment. Along the way they learn more about him, his tormenter (Ruvik), and the city he protects (Krimson City), through a series of journal entries, voice recordings, notes and newspaper articles.
Atmospherically, The Evil Within was perfectly crafted. From allowing only glimpses of enemies before an actual encounter to pained disembodied groans and abnormal breathing. To moments of silence, where your footsteps are uncomfortably loud in rooms and halls strewn with mangled body parts, the tension was ripe. Granted, the player is allowed the occasional safe haven marked by eerily played music emitted from behind a door decorated with blood.
Over the course of the game, Sebastian will visit numerous locations. Each environment offering new enemies and a colorful array of ways they can kill you. Not including the ways you can kill yourself. A variety of traps are laid out in precarious spots to catch those not exercising apt vigilance. Some wipe you out completely, while others are designed to trap and hold you as enemies come bearing down.
One learns very quickly which foes to stand against and from which to flee, but even the weakest can land killing blows if one is not careful. There was no short in challengers and often you must figure out an escape while being hounded by murderous creatures invulnerable to normal weapons.
Upgrading takes place in the aforementioned, safe haven. The system works by collecting jars of a green gel like substance and using it to advance Sebastian’s physical abilities, weapons and stock capacity. All of this is done in a torture device disguised as a chair and the fact that Sebastian willingly places himself in it, is slightly unsettling.
Character movement was very smooth as was weapon control. This was aided through the use of an equip screen which can be accessed while the game continues in slow motion. Here you can sort and assign weapons and health to shortcuts, as well as craft bolts for the agony bow. There is also a stealth option that allows you to sneak up on unaware enemies to do a knife assisted takedown, though not all are susceptible to this.
There wasn’t much of a soundtrack to speak of. Most sounds came from unseen enemies revving chainsaw, dragging clubs or hacking away at other victims, who once dispatched, gave way to an unsettling silence, accentuated by footsteps on or in various amounts of human flesh and bodily fluids. The graphics were dead on. Ranging from grainy to soft and air brushed, each effect helped to deliver the desired mood for specific scenes of stages.
Despite all this, while things did get intense, I cannot honestly say I felt fear. Disgust, surprise and frustration, yes, but not pore raising spine-tingling fear. This lack of or failure to conjure terror in me, either speaks of my inner sadist or how truly difficult it is to simulate such an intense reaction. In either case, I greatly enjoyed playing this title and it receives a silver game award; its only demerit for not scaring me hard enough.
Be sure to get the Fighting Chance Pack and the Season Pass for better odds of survival and the opportunity to experience the game from the perspective of other characters.
Overall Score: 8.5 / 10
RGN Rating: Silver Game
Developer: Tango Gameworks
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Available on: PS3 | PS4 | PC | Xbox One | Xbox 360
Played on: Sony’s PlayStation 4
Review copy info: A physical copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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No it isn’t Troy Baker, Nolan North or Jennifer Hale surprisingly. Seriously they’re are in so many titles it’s not even funny, but I digress. The actors lending their voices in Bethesda and Tango Gamework’s upcoming survival horror experience, are mostly new to the game (Terrible pun intended).
The Evil Within’s protagonist Sebastian Castellanos will be voiced by Anson Mount (Cullen Bohannon, Hell on Wheels), while Jennifer Carpenter takes on the role of Juli Kidman, Junior Detective and Castellanos’ partner. Many of you may recognize Carpenter for her role in Showtime’s Dexter, as the main protagonist’s foul-mouthed yet badass sister (Also a Detective) Debra Morgan.
Last but certainly not least is Jackie Earle Haley who played Freddy Krueger in 2010’s Nightmare on Elm Street reboot as well as the incredibly badass Rorschach in 2009’s Watchmen and the video game Watchmen: The End is Nigh . Haley voices the game’s main protagonist Ruvik, who is seemingly unkillable and looks to provide Sebastian and the player much grief later this year. Check out the video below to hear what the celebrities have to say about their experience.
From left to right: Mount, Carpenter and Haley.
The Evil Within launches on October 14, 2014 for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
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Fans of the original Resident Evil rejoice; Capcom has announced that, the game that started it all will be making its way to consoles and PC early next year.
The Shinji Mikami survival horror classic was first released in 1996 and the re-released in 2002 for the Nintendo Gamecube with enhanced visuals. Now that version will getting the remaster treatment for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One (No Wii U oddly enough) and PC. So basically it is a remastered remake. Got it? Good.
“Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures have been significantly upgraded, including 1080p support on next-gen consoles, resulting in characters and backgrounds coming to life in greater detail than ever seen before in Resident Evil” reads the official description.
“Not only will the graphics impress but the tense sound effects have been fully remastered with 5.1 surround support for a greater gaming atmosphere.”
Fans of the original control scheme will be happy to hear that it still remains and the game will also feature revamped controls where “the character moves directly in the direction of the analogue stick, utilizing the standards of the current generation of gaming.”. The game can also be viewed in the classic 4:3 ratio or the “stunning” new widescreen mode.
For the unfamiliar the official plot details:
“The intense horror fans first experienced with the release of the original Resident Evil is back. Taking place in the now notorious Raccoon City, players choose to take on the role of either S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) team member Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine who have been sent into the city to find the missing Bravo team. When the team is suddenly attacked by a ferocious group of mutated dogs, desperate for an escape they take shelter in the Mansion, but will they ever get out alive again? Players will need to be brave as they adventure through the dark, enclosed spaces searching out the horrors that await them. With limited ammo and survival items available gamers will need to keep their wits about them to survive the various traps and puzzles that greet them at every stage. “
The game will available as a digital download in 2015.
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On Wednesday July 30th, Bethesda granted us the choice of alternate cover art for The Evil Within. The option with the most votes will be featured as the reverse sleeve of the original cover for the launch edition.
Titled “Asylum”, “Piercing Eye” and “Twisted”, each of the three capture a different aspect of the suffering inflicted throughout the game. The daunting psychological pressure and turmoil, the physical and mental torture and the helpless entangling struggle.
You can view and cast your vote on Bethesda Blog and also enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 signed copies of the game.
The Evil Within launches on October 14, for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.
Source: Bethesda Blog
Related Links: Why I’m Excited For The Evil Within
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Popular Youtube commentator PewDiePie has released a third gameplay video for the upcoming Bethesda published, Tango Gameworks developed survival horror title. This time around the footage clocks in at a little over 15 mintues, meaning you will be hearing a little less of his loud and often grating commentary. You could always use one of mankind’s greatest features; the mute button. Sure you won’t be able to hear the game’s audio but hey, it works for some people so give it a shot.
The Evil Within will launch one week earlier on October 14, 2104 for PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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Once again the catch is to posses the ability to put up with PewDiePie’s incessant ramblings. The insanely popular Youtube personality has uploaded the second part to his E3 demo gameplay of The Evil Within. Clocking in at a shy under 17 minutes, the video shows off more of the scares and seriously F**ked up moments that await players this October. Your level of immersion depends on how well you can block out PDP’s commentary. Sadly there is no button that allows for the muting of commentators without the expense of in-game audio.
Check the video out below.
The Evil Within launches on October 14 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.
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After getting pushed back from August and given an October 21 2014 release, players will be able to get their hands on Bethesda and Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival horror title a week early. The game’s official twitter account sent out a tweet earlier, revealing the new date of October 14 for the game’s release announced at Quakecon 2014.
— The Evil Within (@TheEvilWithin) July 17, 2014
No details were given but the decision to have the game out a week earlier could be due to October 21st seeing the release of 4 other titles, including Battlefield: Hardline and the highly anticipated Evolve. Borderlands: The Presequel and Raven’s Cry are currently the only other games releasing on the 14th, so dropping The Evil Within on that day is a much safer move. Whatever the reason is, I’m sure everyone who is excited to play this will be happy with this bit of news.
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This year at Quakecon 2014, Bethesda Softworks has partnered with The American Red Cross to host “The Good Within Blood Drive”, inspired by their October 21st release, The Evil Within.
In appreciation for donating a few ounces of their life juice, volunteers will receive The Evil Within chill pack, which is a cold pack for lunch boxes/coolers/etc. in the shape of a blood bag featuring red freezable liquid.
ARC External Communications Manager, Jan Hale, expressed appreciation towards Bethesda for hosting the drive, saying “The summer months are a particularly difficult period for blood collections and being a part of this event gives us more opportunities to help save lives.”
The drive will be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas on the 18th and 19th of July and those wishing to donate can register with ARC reps in the Topaz room of the hotel on the previously listed dates. Donors must also be at least 17 years of age and meet other ARC requirements.
Source: Bethesda Blog
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The Evil Within or Saikobureiku (Psychobreak) as it is known in Japan, is an upcoming game from developers at Tango Gameworks and publishers at Bethesda Softworks. Also attached to this title is designer Shinji Mikami of the Resident Evil franchise. With a release date of October 21, 2014 for North American gamers, this title drops right in time for the season of horror.
As a huge fan of the survival horror theme, I am truly excited to immerse in this game. From trailers daring you to be brave enough and gameplay of high intensity, The Evil Within has definitely made my list. As expected from the genre, it is ripe with bloody and tortured gore, but even more captivating is the psychological aspect. Like most survival horror games, jump scares play a large part in the fear effect. More potent however, is the use of tension built up over many stress filled encounters with sometimes invulnerable enemies where your only chance of survival is escape.
The protagonist, Sebastian Castellanos is a detective who sets out with fellow officers, to investigate a mass murder and that’s where all hell breaks loose. He witnesses the butchering of his colleagues, but is spared and knocked unconscious. When he wakes, the world as he knows it is no more. Tortured creatures dubbed “The Haunted” and other beings lurk around every corner. Death is a constant threat and whether it’s an imposed illusion or a legitimate break in psyche, Sebastian does not know what is real anymore. He’s trapped in a twisted reality where nothing is safe and even healing can be detrimental.
All in all I am really hyped up to play this game. It’s exciting and fully committed to the horror aspect of the genre. I look forward to the paranoid, jumpy, “don’t you dare leave me alone in this house” side effects. The Evil Within, ladies and gentlemen.
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