Bethesda has released an all new gameplay trailer for The Evil Within 2 today titled “Survive.” The trailer feature all-new, previously unreleased footage from the upcoming survival horror game, a nice change from the post-E3 demo breadcrumbs Bethesda has been stingy with. The Evil Within 2‘s latest trailer has a broad perspective, providing an introduction to the game’s story and action. It’s a great starting point for those who might have missed the original Evil Within.
The Evil Within 2 once again claims Sebastian Castellanos as its protagonist, who once again subjects himself to the horror show that led to the events of the first game. This time, however, he does so willingly. What could make a man do such a thing? Sebastian is trying to save his daughter, who he once believed was lost but has now been given the opportunity to save. Odds are that’s not the whole story, this is The Evil Within after all, but doesn’t every nightmare begin with dream?
The new “Survive” trailer does a great job of giving us a glimpse of what Castellanos is going to face in pursuit of his daughter. In fact, it almost seems like Castellanos is more focused on his own inner turmoil than any sort of rescue operation. But that’s why it’s named The Evil Within.
This may be the first time players really get a solid look at The Evil Within 2‘s gameplay and Bethesda’s really hammering home the diversity of combat that players will have at their fingertips. Here’s a short description Bethesda prepared to accompany the trailer:
“In The Evil Within 2, you are free to explore as much or as little as you choose, and upgrade your weapons and yourself accordingly. Do you prefer a stealthy approach, complete with setting traps and sneaking around threats in your path? Or would you rather go in guns blazing and take down anything that dares to stand between you and Lily? Or, perhaps, you’ll mix and match gameplay styles to suit your mood.”
Yet it wouldn’t be a Shinji Mikami-inspired sequel if combat wasn’t built on the foundation of resource gathering. In order to do cool things like set traps and mow down enemies guns blazing, you’ll need to collect those weapons and items in the first place. According to Bethesda, The Evil Within will allow for much more exploration, including side-quests and supply caches, which should provide resourceful players with the tools they require.
If only a healthy mental state was as easy to acquire as bags of ammo and explosives.
The Evil Within 2 is planned for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 13.