The Evil Within was by far the most compelling survival-horror game at E3 2013, but we didn’t know its current- or next-gen release date. Bethesda Softworks has now revealed The Evil Within release date for PS4, Xbox One and PC, plus Xbox 360 and PS3. The Evil Within release date is Aug. 26 this year in North America and Aug. 29 in Europe. You can pre-order the game by clicking this link: The Evil Within at Amazon.
Developed by Shinji Mikami and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension.
With limited resources at your disposal, you’ll fight for survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action. Once The Evil Within release date hits, anyway.
Here’s the premise behind The Evil Within: While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of 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’s behind this evil force.
After our time with The Evil Within at E3 last year, we wrote the following: “The Evil Within brings survival horror back to its roots by providing players limited resources as they balance action and stealth in a fight for survival. No other game at E3 2013 had the same cinematic excellence, adrenaline-pounding cameras or sweat-inducing audio as this game, and all three elements are critical to the survival-horror genre.
“Amid the gaming world’s fascination with zombie games, it’s refreshing to see a studio return the genre’s focus back to ‘horror’ elements. We spent less time with the action gameplay than the stealth side, but if Bethesda can balance them both while aligning them with the psychological horror elements, The Evil Within could be the best survival-horror game the genre has seen in years.”