Sebastian Castellanos returns in the new psychological horror, The Evil Within 2, developed by Tango Gameworks. Announced during Bethesda’s E3 showcase during its press conference, the new release promises to take the best elements of the first title while also adding new and unique features. The third-person horror title surprised fans of the first release, and given the first release’s critical acclaim, many were left wondering with more questions.
The Evil Within 2 made for a solid performance from Bethesda during their press release segment.
In the announce trailer’s release during the press conference, we saw a detailed cinematic featured magnificent modeling and incredible graphics. In this we only saw a small glimpse of actual gameplay, but we also saw a nice variety of horrific enemies and cool firearms. The game’s ID 6 Engine offers much better visual fidelity and performance too, improving on the first title’s clunky and awkward graphics and models.
We also saw some gameplay and story footage during the presentation:
Gameplay & Story:
It’s clear we’ll see Sebastian take on dangerous puzzles and battle horrifically-designed enemies as this heroic father journeys through supernatural locations in search of his daughter. Psychological horror plays a significant role in this release, something many fans have begged for in place of one-hit wonder jump-scares. The trailer shows some pretty outlandish and dilapidated environments, which proves the talent in Tango Gameworks stepping their game up a few notches.
The E3 presentation also featured tidbits of information about the game’s compelling story. The game is set several years before the first game. Sebastian’s daughter, Lily, was swallowed whole by a huge house fire, or that’s what was thought happened. “The story we’ve crafted for you is very compelling,” Executive Producer Shinji Mikami says. “Each stage you’ll delve into is very unique. I hope people enjoy the game, and I encourage everyone to thoroughly explore the world.”
The Union is a creation mixed huge areas and detrimental play environments, with Lily’s mind at the core of its inception. Using his daughter as the end goal, Sebastian fights to protect his daughter from impending doom.
The Evil Within 2 is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 13, which is sooner than we expected.