Developers: Tango Gameworks
Publishers: Bethesda Softworks
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, Plastation 3, Playstation 4, PC
Release Date: 14th October 2104
The Evil Within, or Psycho Break to all our Japanese readers launches this week into a re-invigorated Survival Horror market. The Evil Within debuts the creative talents of Tango Gameworks a Tokyo based studio founded in April 2010 by Shinji Makami. You might recognize that name as the creator of the Resident Evil series.
Mr. Makami himself has stated that he wants “to return to survival horror roots” with this game. It is a genre he knows very well so get ready to start sleeping with the lights on.
If you are unfamiliar with The Evil Within, Tango Gameworks have released a series of trailers to get the player up to speed on what to expect. www.theevilwithin.com/en-gb.
The game is set in the Winchester Mystery House, a Californian mansion made famous for its architectural curiosities. While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, veteran police detective Sebastian Castellanos (aided by his colleagues Julie “Kid” Kidman and Joseph (Oda) confronts the invincible apparition Ruvik. After seeing the slaughter of his fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead.
Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what is behind this evil force.
The game could not have been released at a better time two weeks away from Halloween and when the sky turns dark before you get home from work.
Written By: James Horan.