Though Bethesda and horror may sound like an odd combination, Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival horror game The Evil Within is certainly no joke. Don’t take my word for it either- just look at this new TGS trailer. I do pretty well with horror movies, but even so, this is the type of thing that freaks me the bleep out in a major way.
The game is headed up by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, and it’s being pitched to the public as possibly his last directorial effort. In other words, if that’s actually true, then he likely intends to leave nothing on the table. Bethesda had the following to say regarding the game and its just-announced presence at the 2013 Tokyo Game Show.
Shinji Mikami, the father of survival horror, is back to direct The Evil Within – a game embodying the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story weave together to create an immersive world that will bring players to the height of tension. The Evil Within is in development for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC and is slated for release in 2014.
If it sounds like Shinji Mikami is somewhat of a superstar, it’s because he is – or at least, his resume looks pretty super to me. Not only was he the man behind the series-saving Resident Evil 4 (let’s not talk about the most recent version), he’s also contributed to Viewtiful Joe, Ace Attorney, and Devil May Cry in varying capacities.
The Evil Within comes to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC in 2014, so it’s good we’re finally getting a better look at it. And if it truly is going to be the swansong for Mr. Mikami, then I have no doubt it will be an all-out engrossing and terrifying experience.