The Evil Within 2 was announced at E3 2017, during the live screening of trailers Bethesda tried to pass as a “press conference”.
We saw a rather short gameplay montage at the so-called conferece, but today the company released the game’s story trailer. This new video goes really well with the extended gameplay video that was available right after the show.
In the story trailer, and the blog post that came with it, we learn that 3 years have passed since the events of the previous game. Former detective Sebastian Castellanos has been trying to find the truth behind Mobius and the true purpose of the STEM project.
In case you don’t remember, STEM is a sort of shared consciousness reality where really gross thins happen. It’s where most of the original The Evil Within took place.
Anyway, Sebastian learns that his daughter is not dead, but was in fact taken by Mobius and put into a new STEM system. If he ever wants to see her again, our ragged, alcoholic protagonist must once again enter this nightmare world and face the evil within. Get it? That’s where the name of the series come from…
At this point, we know Juli Kidman is back at some capacity. She’s the one narrating the story trailer. She will serve as Sebastian’s tather to the real world, and will offer guidance and useful information.
Apart from that, we only have the gameplay video to show us the kind of horror that awaits us. And it’s pretty horrific. See for yourself in the trailer and screenshots below.
Alongside Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, The Evil Within 2 was the only really interesting thing shown during Bethesda’s E3 event, and that’s enough to grab my attention. While I wasn’t a big fan of the original The Evil Within, I did see a lot of potential for something truly scary that contained elements of both classic survival-horror and modern action horror. After watching these 2 trailers, I do feel like the sequel will fulfill that potential, at least partially.
The Evil Within 2 comes out October 13, which so happens to be a Friday. The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.