Bethesda has revealed a new trailer for The Evil Within 2 featuring quite a bit of gameplay. It’s mostly fighting new enemies in the usual third person perspective from the previous game. The most interesting is what is different, of course, as we see main character Sebastian able to take down enemies via a stealth attack and with traps. The areas are also a lot more open, allowing for easier combat. Unlike the first game, in which confined spaces and unpredictable movements from the enemies resulted in more than one player death.
The first game certainly had some issues, the controls being sluggish, or enemy AI not making in-game sense with difficulty levels. But the idea that fuelled the game is what has kept fans so hopeful that this sequel will fix all those problems. It was never really done before, especially with elements of heavy combat occurring between the run-and-hide horror.
There are new story elements hinted at as well, including Sebastian briefly taking on the role of his missing daughter. The game takes place three years after The Evil Within and Sebastian is investigating the mysterious STEM, a vaguely defined organization that is behind the disappearance of his daughter. But it isn’t that simple. Sebastian is haunted by the fact that he couldn’t save his daughter from STEM in the first place. More often than not, we find that Sebastian is unable to keep himself from drowning in guilt.
It is at his lowest point that Sebastian meets an old friend, who offers him a way to save his daughter. Too broken and in too deep to say no, Sebastian agrees to go through hell again, just to make peace with the memory of his daughter.
The Evil Within 2 releases worldwide on the tell-tale date of Friday the 13th, October 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In addition, you can now pre-order the game and get “The Last Chance Pack,” which includes a handgun, medical supplies, and crafting materials.