Shinji Mikami, the man best known for creating the Resident Evil series has been working on a secret project at Bethesda after his studio, Tango Gameworks was acquired by the publisher. Bethesda teased a game announcement earlier this week, which was followed by its official reveal yesterday.
Bethesda released a few cryptic videos with one showing a record player, barbed wires and the other one showing sunflowers bursting into flames. Initially, gamers assumed that the game would be a Fallout game due to the record playing in the trailer was Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Air on the G-String,” which was also in the Fallout series.
However, Bethesda revealed that the secret game is Shinji Mikami’s new title, The Evil Within (some kind of Resident Evil joke in there). Mikami’s last Resident Evil game that he directed was RE4, which was highly acclaimed. After joining forces with Bethesda, he set out to create a truly unique action horror game where you must face your fears and overcome them.
While IGN made the first announcement of the game with a video and screenshots, Bethesda Japan has already revealed story details on its Japan site. The game is called Psychobreak in Japan and is developed on id Tech 5 engine.
Apparently, The Evil Within is about a detective named Sebastian, who rushes to a crime scene of a mass murder to find that something odd was going on. Something has started to kill the police at the scene of the crime one after another. Sebastian is then attacked and is knocked unconscious, and wakes up in a strange place filled with evil creatures. He must face his fears in order to survive.
Shinji Mikami, the father of survival horror, is back to direct The Evil Within™ – a game embodying the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story weave together to create an immersive world that will bring players to the height of tension. The Evil Within is in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PC and next generation consoles and is slated for release in 2014.