The Evil Within Confirms Summer Release Date

The Evil Within Confirms Summer Release Date

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Survival horror fans will be running and hiding from The Evil Within's many deranged monsters this August.

Horror franchises don't usually have the best shelf life, as sequels to Resident Evil, Dead Space and Amnesia have shown. That's why survival horror fans are always on the lookout for the next big thing, which at the moment appears to be Shinji Mikami's The Evil Within. While there's still a significant wait before we can finally crack into the game, the release date is finally in sight: Bethesda and Zenimax will launch The Evil Within for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms on August 26, 2014.

The Evil Within introduces Sebastian Castellanos, a police detective investigating a mass murder who he discovers a world of monstrous creatures out for his blood. Other games journalists have already noted that The Evil Within offers a more tense experience than most Triple-A horror games, emphasizing running and hiding over repetitive combat alongside creepy visual and an atmospheric soundtrack. The multiplatform release on PC and all home consoles is also very encouraging, as you won't need to wait even longer for it to arrive on your preferred system.

Here's hoping The Evil Within is as frightening as it looks, and that it doesn't pull a Resident Evil 6 a few years down the road.

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"that The Evil Within offers a more tense experience than most Triple-A horror games"
WOW, this game is more mediocre than most mediocre games. At least this is honest.

I FEAR this will be a contribution to the releases of dissapointing 'cinematic' aka extremley linear horror games, like Outlast and Machine for Pigs, to whatever sub-genre this horror-porn belongs.

August 26 is a "summer" release? Barely. It'd be better to call that early fall. Ah well. Still super excited.

Lillowh:
August 26 is a "summer" release? Barely. It'd be better to call that early fall. Ah well. Still super excited.

Torchlight 2 managed to pass off their september 20th release as a summer release.....

Pretty annoying when someone got me the pre-order for my birthday, may 26th...

As I said before, monsters spawning from blood pools is immensely brilliant.

I'm keeping my eye on this one.

I'm surprised it's coming out this year.. I figured they'd want to make more sweet time perfecting the game. But what do I know?

My brotherly friends are getting this game and I will be there when they decide to play it.
We need a classic game again to give us the feelings that the Resident Evil series did before it went all action-y lol.

So...wait, its Resident Evil 4 again?
'cause I've seen gameplay footage...and its by the same dudes as Resident Evil...
and it looks exactly like Resident Evil 4, except no Leon, so I don't know why you bothered.

Looks like it'll be a solid game, but a horror experience? No. It's suffering from the whole 'it's so overdone and in-your-face it's no longer scary anymore', just like the Resident Evil series (no surprise as it's the brainchild of the guy involved with that). Tense maybe, scary, no.

 

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