The Evil Watching
New Evil Within gameplay footage. Nearly 12 glorious minutes of it. Check it out above.
The new trailer seems to start where the last one left off with the protagonist slowly waking up to find himself upside down and in a very sticky situation, surrounded by a number of hanging bodies. Things just get worse and worse from there.
The press release we received alongside this new trailer reveals that the player character is Detective Sebastien Castellanos. The press release describes the plot of The Evil Within thusly:
"Detective Sebastien Castellanos and his partners are called in to investigate a gruesome mass murder. After witnessing a mysterious force slaughter his fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When the video opens, he finds his world has been turned upside down. Facing unimaginable terror and fighting for survival in a world where hideous creatures wander among the dead, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel who or what is behind this unimaginable evil."
The actual trailer shows more survival horror elements than action horror elements. For example, weapons appear to be extremely scarce so Sebastien must be stealthy in order to avoid the various dangers he now finds himself surrounded by. In the trailer you can see him hiding in a locker in a similar fashion to how players would in Amnesia or Outlast. What I found particularly interesting about the trailer was the implementation of the context specific movement mechanic that Mikami hinted at in an interview earlier this year. In the trailer Sebastien takes a chainsaw to the leg and his movement is affected from that point onwards because of it. It adds another frantic layer to the chase scenes we're shown and makes gameplay look genuinely tense. In addition to this, we only get a glimpse of it but, the inventory menu does not appear to completely pause the game when you open it, a la The Last of Us, for an added dose of immersion. Bar the odd graphical glitch (these being 'blink-and-you'll-miss-it' moments) everything shown here looks incredible and wonderfully cinematic.
You'll be able to play The Evil Within in 2014, on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. You can visit the game's official website here.
THIS GAME LOOKS FUCKING AMAZING