Bethesda has been teasing a new game for a while now, but I don’t think anyone was expected it to be the announced “Project ZWEI” game, now known as The Evil Within.
A new trailer was revealed that showcased terrifyingly disturbing sequences that looked like something out of a true survival horror game, perhaps even along the lines of the new Evil Dead movie.
The Evil Within is former Resident Evil director and producer Shinji Mikami’s first game with new studio Tango Gameworks.
“We’re incredibly proud to announce The Evil Within,” said Mikami. “My team and I are committed to creating an exciting new franchise, providing fans the perfect blend of horror and action.” So with a mind like Mikami’s leading the charge, could we potentially be seeing the first true survival horror experience that could spark a return to what made survival horror…well…scary. (Minus the big guns and Chris Redfield punching a boulder)
What this trailer showcased was true psychological horror, and true survival horror. Creepy imagery, disturbing creatures devoid of natural movement. It provided me with loads of curiosity and a lot of seemingly unanswered questions, but also provided a lot of hope for a game genre that seems to have lost its way.
There was a whole lot of barbed wire, and the trailer showcased imagery almost reminiscent of the two largest horror franchises: Silent Hill and Resident Evil. I saw a character wielding a giant weapon, similar to Pyramid Head, and the blood-drenched woman climbing up the window and emerging from the puddle of blood looked eerily similar to Resident Evil’s Licker enemies, but unique.
Only time will tell. All I can say, is check out the trailer. It is truely scary, and I hope it stays true to what the trailer offers and delivers a psychological, gorey experience that is sure to shake up 2014.
The Evil Within is set to be released in 2014 on next-gen consoles (except Wii U), as well as PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360.