The Evil Within Creeps Closer to Halloween


It never made a whole lot of sense to me that The Evil Within was originally going to launch in August. A survival horror game from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami should always come out around Halloween. Now it will be.

Bethesda Softworks and Tango Gameworks have announced a short delay for The Evil Within. The gruesome thriller is now scheduled to launch starting October 21st in North America for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. That’s more like it!

With a new date set, Bethsoft has kicked off a pre-order special offering a pack of DLC survival gear to get players started with.

The Fighting Chance pre-order DLC pack includes:

· Medical Kit – A vital health enhancement to enable Sebastian to fight on.

· Green Gel – Used to upgrade Sebastian’s attributes.

· Double Barrel Shotgun and Three Shells – A larger and more formidable shotgun than the regular shotgun, it’s useful for tight situations with multiple encroaching enemies.

· An Incendiary Agony Bolt – Capable of showering nearby enemies with damaging fire sparks.

· A Poison Agony Bolt – Will draw enemies towards it and poison them, allowing Sebastian time for a quick escape.

A terrifying new trailer has also been released alongside today’s The Evil Within release update. It’s more silly than scary to watch other players’ exaggerated reactions to gross-out moments (I don’t care what the trailer says, these people are jumping out of their skin like phony actors), but for what little actual gameplay footage is shown the game does look pretty damn twisted.

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