With true triple-A survival horror games running extremely thin on the ground these days, allowing independently developed titles of a smaller scope like Outlast and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs to fill in the gaps, The Evil Within from Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks is shaping up to be the shot in the arm that the genre needs with a good mix of resource-limited action, intense moments and situations, and all topped off with a healthy dollop of freakish, ghastly enemies to give you a nightmare or two. Y’know, the good stuff.
To better prepare us for the scares and terror to come, publisher Bethesda Softworks has released an extended gameplay trailer for The Evil Within to showcase nearly twelve minutes of nerve-racking horror. We saw the same demo at E3 earlier this year, so let us know what you think of the terrible visions below:
The Evil Within – Extended Gameplay
In a separate interview with IGN, Shinji Mikami offered some insight on why the Resident Evil series originally became more action-oriented starting with Resident Evil 4, which followed the poor sales reception of the Resident Evil remakes on GameCube. Mikami said:
“Because of the reaction to the Resident Evil remake, I decided to work more action into Resident Evil 4. Resident Evil 4 would have been a more scary, horror-focused game if the remake had sold well. I have kind of a lingering trauma there,” Mikami continued, “because the Resident Evil remake didn’t sell – much more than people would think.”
What do you think of The Evil Within from what you’ve seen so far?
We saw The Evil Within at E3 earlier this year with Shinji Mikami himself providing an explanation while acting out the action to make his point – read our preview over here and flip through El33tonline’s previous coverage of The Evil Within for more details, videos and screenshots.