One of the pioneers of the survival horror genre is back with a new title called The Evil Within. Shinji Mikami, famed creator of Resident Evil has left Capcom and joined Bethesda’s Tango Gameworks team to produce this original horror game. To announce the game a live action short has been released showing some disturbing glimpses of what the game may have to offer.
Like most live action trailers, it is hard to know what will and won’t make the game, but for the eagle eyed viewer there are certainly touches of Mikami’s creature design throughout. From the barbed wire, to the creepy four armed girl, there is a certain identifiable style to the trailer that bears a close resemblance to things that have been seen in the Resident Evil series. There is even a flash of a giant carrying an oversized mallet, something of a RE trademark these days. Hopefully the game does enough to differentiate itself from that struggling franchise.
What has been confirmed is that the game will be coming in 2014 to current and next gen systems and that it will be a blend of action and horror. More details are being released shortly, but at this time fans of scares can only guess what Mikami has in store for them. There is no doubt that the Survival Horror genre is floundering at the moment, hopefully The Evil Within can return the genre to its former glory.
Update 27.04.13 – Screenshots added.