Bethesda Announces Mikami’s The Evil Within For 2014 Split-Gen Release

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Bethesda has announced that the project they have been teasing all week with Vine videos of spinning records is an upcoming survival horror game from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, titled The Evil Within. The game is currently scheduled to launch sometime in 2014 on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and “next generation consoles” — this does not appear to include Nintendo’s Wii U.

The Evil Within is being developed by Zenimax Media’s Tango Gameworks studio, and it is the same game that was first announced back in April 2012 under the codename Zwei. At the time Shinji Mikami described it as “a true survival horror game” where players will be forced to “confront and overcome fear.” As part of today’s announcement Mikami promised that the game will be “perfect blend of horror and action.”

Bethesda did not provide any story or gameplay details in the press release announcing The Evil Within, however, the publisher did release a live-action debut trailer to give us a feel for the game’s extremely disturbing atmosphere.

We will let you know as soon as Bethesda reveals additional details about The Evil Within. In the meantime, make sure to check out the game’s debut trailer below — assuming it is not too close to your bedtime.

Full press release below:


New Survival Horror Game from Master of the Genre

April 19, 2013 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced the planned release of The Evil Within™, a survival horror game developed at Tango Gameworks™ under the direction of renowned game designer and studio head, Shinji Mikami. Best known as the father of the survival horror genre and creator of the Resident Evil series, Mikami is a 20-year veteran of the industry who has developed numerous award-winning titles. The official announcement trailer can be viewed today at

The Evil Within, in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the PC, and next generation consoles, is slated for release in 2014. On Monday, April 22nd, additional information about The Evil Within will be revealed in an exclusive feature story with

“We’re incredibly proud to announce The Evil Within,” said Mikami. “My team and I are committed to creating an exciting new franchise, providing fans the perfect blend of horror and action.”

The Evil Within has not yet been rated by the ESRB.