The Evil Within 2 Release Date Announced by Bethesda at E3 2017

One of Bethesda’s major announcements on E3 was The Evil Within 2, the sequel to the fairly well-received game from 2014. The game got a release date for this fall, and a cinematic reveal trailer. You take the role of another down-on-his-luck noir detective that seems to have lost his family in a fire, and is now trying to atone.

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The Evil Within 2 Release Date Announced by Bethesda at E3 2017
The Evil Within 2 Release Date Announced by Bethesda at E3 2017

October is the month of horror, and Bethesda has you covered. During their slot at E3 2017, they announced the sequel to their successful horror-shooter from three years back – The Evil Within 2. The game will come out, on Friday, October 13th 2017, because of course. It will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The Evil Within 2 also got a cinematic reveal trailer. The video is both kinda haunting and very cheesy, but most of all, it’s intriguing. It seems to be going for a heavy Silent Hill vibe, while keeping the tongue-in-cheek noir elements from the original. You can check out the video below.

As you can see, you’ll play as a detective that apparently lost everything in a fire. He’s trying to save his daughter, but the world is turning dark and twisted around him, with some pretty interestingly-designed monsters, such as the camera-lady thing. Bet you anything it symbolizes our hero’s fear of paparazzi and the press.

Basically, you’re going around a small town uncovering the disturbing underbelly. Yes, it’s very Silent Hill, but not in a bad way, necessarily. Below is Bethesda’s description of the game.

You are Detective Sebastian Castellanos and at your lowest point. But when given a chance to save your daughter, you must enter a world filled with nightmares and discover the dark origins of a once-idyllic town to bring her back. Horrifying threats emerge from every corner as the world twists and warps around you. Will you face adversity head on with weapons and traps, or sneak through the shadows to survive? This is your one chance at redemption, and the only way out is in.

Based solely on the trailer, The Evil Within 2 could be a pretty great horror experience. However, we’ll have to wait and see how this develops, considering how E3 promises usually turn out. For more E3 coverage, check out our other articles: Fallout 4 VR, Xbox One X reveal and price, Assassin’s Creed Origins reveal, and more.

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