When The Evil Within release date rolls around Oct. 14, gamers will be able to extend their frightful experience with The Evil Within Season Pass. Bethesda Softworks is following the lead of many game publishers in offering the $19.99 Season Pass as a way for gamers to commit early to buying downloadable content.
Bethesda took the unusual (but great) step of unveiling both The Evil Within Season Pass and DLC packs that will be associated with it. It’s always nice to learn what’s coming, particularly in the survival-horror genre.
In the first add-on, players will assume the role of The Keeper (aka “Boxman”) in a collection of mission-based maps. The second and third rounds of The Evil Within DLC will also place players in an alternate role, this time that of Juli Kidman, Sebastian Castellanos’ mysterious partner.
Sebastian is the main character in The Evil Within.
The last two DLC add-ons will be part of a comprehensive “story-driven experience” in which players will encounter unthinkable new enemies and new areas that reveal hidden motives and complement the main campaign’s story.
Priced at $19.99, the Season Pass offers savings on these three planned rounds of DLC. Any additional downloadable content will need to be purchased separately. The Evil Within Season Pass is not yet available at retailers or on Amazon, though it’s expected to hit PSN and Xbox Live soon.
The Evil Within release date is Oct. 14 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PS3 owners in North America. The game will ship for those same platforms on Oct. 17 in the European Union.