Bethesda Softworks is not holding back in its promotions for The Evil Within 2. The upcoming sequel’s most recent trailer now introduces fans to the game’s antagonist — or one of them, at least. Enter Stefano Valentini, a photographer who captures more than just what meets the eye.
The Evil Within 2 Trailer Introduces Twisted Photographer
As the trailer reveals, Stefano isn’t your average kind of photographer. He leans towards the more gruesome side of the world, opting to capture the final moments of his victims. Clearly, his “artistic style” — if one would call it that — is an acquired taste. A taste that only Stefano himself can appreciate.
With Stefano now in the picture, protagonist Sebastian has even more to contend with besides the nightmarish creatures of The Evil Within 2. It’s extra unfortunate that Stefano has his eyes — or rather, one eye — set on Sebastian’s daughter Lily. As to what Stefano has in store for Lily is unknown. However, as per the trailer, the villain believes that Lily is the key to unlocking more of what the STEM world can unleash.
Less Linear Gameplay
Other details regarding the anticipated sequel reveal that its gameplay factor will take on a less linear approach. The game thus boasts of larger open areas for players to explore and investigate. Additionally, there will be more side objectives, thus giving players more quests to pursue other than the game’s main story.
Though there will be more exploration elements, gameplay will not necessarily venture into an open-world territory. Additionally, seeing as the game places a focus on its story, it will still follow a linear structure.
What is The Evil Within?
For the uninitiated, The Evil Within is a third-person psychological horror video game. Developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks, it boasts of having Resident Evil series creator Shinji Mikami as its director. Notably, however, Mikami steps down to a producer role instead for the sequel. John Johanas takes his place as director.
The Evil Within sees protagonist Sebastian venturing into a hellish world filled with horrific creatures. Players must utilize stealth and melee combat to clear areas of the game. Upon its release in 2014, The Evil Within garnered generally positive feedback. This was especially so for its horror elements.
The Evil Within 2, meanwhile, is slated to see a release on October 13. Interestingly, this falls on a Friday the 13th launch. It will be available for the PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.