Shinji Mikami’s Return to Survival Horror: The Evil Within
Shinji Mikami’s game designing career can easily be called eclectic, but most hold him responsible for inflicting the interactive nightmare that is Resident Evil upon us. Now, he’s back with his own studio, Tango Gameworks, to scare the living shit out of us again.
Billed as a “supernova of horror,” The Evil Within centers on a Detective Sebastian’s struggle against grotesque monsters (like the multi-armed freaky-deaky above) as the world twists, morphs, and falls apart around him. Those long missed totems of survival horror – limited supplies, deadly traps, heavy puzzle solving, oppressive darkness – are all at play and in full force here.
You’ll be able to do better than just cry at your pursuers, though, as it’s promised the game will be an equal infusion of action and terror. Besides blasting enemies into the ether (when you can find bullets), you can use their lethal traps right back at them. How can you not love that?
The Evil Within is locked in for a 2014 release on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 as well as “next generation consoles." Looks like survival horror ain’t dead after all…But how could it ever die?