Everyone knows that the best time to release a scary game is in the back end of October, just like how your Christmas films will do best if they come out in December. So, while The Evil Within was originally set for a late August release, adding a couple of months delay makes a fair old bit of sense.
Shinji Mikami’s anticipated return to the survival horror genre – he did mastermind much of the Resident Evil series, after all – is now set to land on October 24th in Europe, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in a cross-generational release, with today’s delay coming alongside the lifting of an embargo on previews. In fact, you can head over and read our thoughts on the game and it blends classic survival horror with certain more modern gameplay elements.
Additionally, we’ve put together a gallery of screenshots from these previews, which actually managed to slip out ahead of schedule this morning, showing some of the twisted enemy designs, among other things:
Source: press release