The Evil Within News

Skyrim remaster, Prey 2, Wolfenstein 2, Evil Within 2 rumoured for E3

A PlayStation 4 and Xbox One remaster of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is rumoured to be announced at Bethesda's E3 conference this Sunday, 12th June. We'll be reporting from it live; check our E3 2016 guide for conference timings.

Eurogamer understands this rumour to be true, and we've also heard Bethesda will announce The Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein 2 and re-announce Prey 2 during the conference.

The Skyrim remaster rumours originate from reputable industry insider Shinobi602, as well as another apparent insider posting on NeoGAF as Enter the Dragon Punch.

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The Evil Within: The Executioner DLC release date

The Evil Within: The Executioner DLC release date

First-person finale due in a fortnight.

Survival horror The Evil Within will bow out with its final DLC, The Executioner, on Tuesday 26th May.

European owners on PlayStation platforms will likely get the add-on a day later, when the PS Store updates here.

A brief teaser, below, shows off the expansion's first-person gameplay and boxheaded baddie star The Keeper. Season Pass holders will get The Executioner as their last slice of free content.

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The Evil Within DLC The Consequence released with new trailer

The second Evil Within add-on, The Consequence, is out today (tomorrow on the European PlayStation Network), and there's a new trailer showing what it offers.

As with the first add-on, it follows Juli Kidman, who's obsessed with freaky patient boy Leslie Withers, who's got a few issues. He's wrapped up in a bigger story of course, as are all the grotesque - and new - monsters Kidman ends up battling along the way.

The Consequence costs 7/€10 alone or can be bought as part of the three-pack Season Pass, which costs 15/€20.

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The Evil Within: The Assignment DLC release date

The Evil Within will be expanded with The Assignment, the first of two DLC episodes, from 10th March in the UK.

That date applies to the DLC's release on PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as well as PlayStation 3 and PS4 in North America.

In the UK, PS3 and PS4 versions arrive on 11th March instead.

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The Steam Exploration Sale is live

Today's deals include The Evil Within for 11.89 and Watch Dogs for 19.99.

Steam has launched a new sale in honour of US holiday Thanksgiving and all the great commercial values that come with it.

The Evil Within PC update lets you get rid of the letterbox black bars

Bethesda has released an update for the PC version of horror game The Evil Within that lets you get rid of the letterbox black bars.

It also adds a toggle to the game settings that lets you switch between a 30 frames per second cap and a 60 frames per second cap. In addition, there's a fix for gameplay issues when running the game above 30fps.

You were able to get rid of the black bars and unlock the framerate using debug console commands, but now doing so is officially supported within the game settings.

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The Evil Within's TGS trailer adds a touch of class

The Evil Within's TGS trailer adds a touch of class

And a heaping load of butt-ugly monsters.

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami is releasing his latest horror opus, The Evil Within, in just another month on 14th October, and a new Tokyo Game Show trailer shows off plenty of new monsters and scenery.

While Mikami's games have typically sprinkled bits of humour into their horror, this latest trailer hints at a more solemn tone with a classic Beethoven ballad contrasting with the bleak, nightmarish asylum the game is set in.

We also get to see a host of new monsters. Most only appear for a split-second, but their tendril-laden faces, elongated limbs, and bloody, porous lesions are extraordinarily unsettling and a big step up from recent Resident Evil titles' misguided philosophy that simply adding more tentacles and fleshy sacks onto a creature automatically makes it scarier.

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The Evil Within shuffles forwards again

Shinji Mikami's horror game gets yet another release date.

Like the undead creatures you'll mangle and burn while playing, The Evil Within has shuffled its release date forwards. Europe will now get the game on 14 October, the same day as the US.

The Evil Within release date jumps forward a week

In an unprecedented move Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's upcoming horror game, The Evil Within, has been brought forward a week.

The North American release date used to be 21st October, but publisher Bethesda announced on Twitter (and at QuakeCon) that it will now be out on 14th October in that region.

We presume this means the European release will be brought forward a week as well (from the 24th to the 17th), but we're awaiting confirmation on that.

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The Evil Within release date now in October

The Evil Within release date now in October

Shinji Mikami's survival horror title slips a couple of months.

If you're eagerly anticipating The Evil Within, Shinji Mikami's return to the survival horror genre he helped invent, then it turns out you will need to anticipate it eagerly for a little while longer than previously expected.

That's because publisher Bethesda has just revealed that the game is now due out on 24th October in Europe and 21st October in the US, representing a delay of around two months. It's still due out on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

The Evil Within is the first release from Mikami's Tango Gameworks studio. Dan Whitehead recently got the chance to play it and you can read his Evil Within hands-on preview elsewhere on the site today, where he reports familiar sensations, but not unpleasant ones. Well, I suppose it's all unpleasant because it's survival horror, but you know what I mean, or at least you will do in October.

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New The Evil Within trailer shows off Shinji Mikami's survival horror

Bethesda has released a new video for The Evil Within, the survival horror game created by Shinji Mikami, to coincide with the beginning of the Tokyo Game Show.

The video gives us a good idea of what to expect from The Evil Within, in development at Mikami's studio Tango Gameworks. It looks tense, scary and more than a bit bloody.

Mikami, described as "the father of survival horror", is best known for creating the Resident Evil series while working at Capcom, but he also worked on Viewtiful Joe, Devil May Cry and Ace Attorney. The Evil Within is due out on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014.

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EGXElder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein playable at Eurogamer Expo

Developer session for The Evil Within on Thursday 26th, streamed online.

Today we're happy to reveal that Bethesda Softworks is returning to the Eurogamer Expo in a big way this year, bringing along The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein: The New Order for their first playable outings in the UK.

The Evil Within gameplay trailer is bloody, disgusting

'Butcher can't start an E3 demo strung upside down in some kind of dark, blood soaked slaughter house,' you might say - well clearly in Shinji Mikami's The Evil Within game you can.

That's Shinji Mikami who created Resident Evil, in case you don't know.

These days he works for Bethesda, his new Japanese studio Tango Gameworks bankrolled by Bethesda's parent Zenimax.

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Shinji Mikami's The Evil Within announced for cross-gen, 2014 release

Shinji Mikami's The Evil Within announced for cross-gen, 2014 release

UPDATE: Developed on id Tech 5 engine, touted as "a return to pure survival horror."

UPDATE: New details have emerged regarding Shinji Mikami's newly announced horror project The Evil Within.

According to Bethesda Japan (via Gematsu), The Evil Within - or Psychobreak as it's called in Japan - is being developed on id Tech 5 engine. It stars a detective named Sebastian who arrives at the scene of a gruesome mass murder where his fellow police officers are slaughtered by some mysterious malevolent force. Sebastian inevitably finds himself in a world full of monsters, as one is wont to do in a Shinji Mikami game.

Bethesda is touting The Evil Within as "a return to pure survival horror" and players will have to make do with limited resources, just like in the old days of Resident Evil. Traps will play a large role as the environments will be riddled with them, but they can also be used against enemies.

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Artwork hints at new Mikami project

Creepy sketches show up on dev blog.

Looking for a clue as to what Shinji Mikami might be up to at Zenimax? Well, look no further than these spooky doodles that popped up on Tango Gameworks' blog.