We had plenty of cops around here a second ago. Wonder where they all went?
Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil fame returns to survival horror with his latest, The Evil Within – aka Psycho Break in Japan – and a new trailer has slithered out of Sony’s press conference to show us all what Mikami has in mind. Detective Sebastian’s about to have a very bad day. First, all the cops at the scene of crime seem to have vanished, after being attacked by someone – or something – that’s still wandering the halls of Beacon Mental Hospital. Then Sebastian gets dragged off to what may be another dimension, with only his wits, and very limited resources, to help him get out. Take a look at this little shocker of a video, and ask yourself whether you want to play The Evil Within in the dark.
The pressure will be on, the moment you step in the door. The game world will distort, changing in real time based on your actions, and the enemy – whoever or whatever it may be – will be coming at you from all directions. “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 official website promises. There’s more than a hint of Resident Evil here, but with the focus on Sebastian’s story, there might be a little touch of Silent Hill to go with it.
Whether there is, or isn’t, is something you’ll have to wait till 2014 to find out. This one’s due for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.