The Evil Within

The Evil Within, Shinji Mikami’s macabre return to the forefront of survival horror, will take advantage of Bethesda’s proprietary id Tech 5 engine, according to information posted to the publisher’s Japanese website. The snippet – kindly translated by Gematsu – was accompanied by a slew of details about the game itself, which will put you in the shoes of a detective named Sebastian.

Supposedly, the plot will see you and your partner rush to the scene of a horrific crime, where you’ll swiftly lose consciousness and wake up in a world inhabited by monsters. The game will depict your attempt at an escape, and will challenge you to overcome your own fears in the process. You’ll have to face “indescribable terror, cruel traps, and sly mechanisms”, as well as distorted scenery, which will change in real-time depending on your actions.

Last week’s live action trailer hinted at a devilishly dark experience. The title’s due out on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 next year, the latter of which is destined to look gorgeous considering the precedent already set by id Tech 5’s previous release, RAGE. We’re drooling blood just thinking about it.

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