E3 2013: Booth Photos and more The Evil Within

One week after the last day of E3, there’s still plenty of buzz from our 2013 lineup. Before checking in on the latest news for The Evil Within, check out our new imgur album featuring E3 photos from last week Lots of fun memories!

Back to the games, here’s the latest on Tango Gameworks’ survival horror game coming next year. During the show, Team Tango demoed the game every hour… so there’s plenty to to share.

USA Today — Top 10 Games of E3 (#8)

Gamespot — Watch Pete Hines interview filmed live from Gamespot’s E3 command center.

Giant Bomb — Patrick Klepek puts on his reporter hat and talks survival horror with Shinji Mikami.

NZ Gamer — “All of this was delivered by way of the grimy, dirty aesthetic of the game, and compounded by a claustrophobic level design and some truly disturbing experiences.”

Forbes — “The demo included everything one would expect from classic survival horror combined with top-notch graphics and audio. If the demo is any indicator, The Evil Within is shaping up to be a dark room delight.”

Yogscast –New interview with Pete Hines.

Denkiphile — “The feeling of powerlessness here is something that gamers have been pining for. Something that all survival horror games have been lacking as of late.”

TechnoBuffalo — “The gruesome character models, unsettling atmosphere, and copious amounts of gore are already enough to make one shiver. Given the history of Shinji Mikami’s skill with spooks and Bethesda’s knack for immersion, this added layer of uncertainty might just make this the scariest game ever created.”

Exophase — “Survival horror fans should take note of The Evil Within, it’s shaping up to be one of the most satisfying entries in the genre to date.”

Explosion — “It simply looks fantastic. I can’t wait for it.”

NVIDIA — New interview with Shinji Mikami

CV-Games — “The Evil Within could really be the next version of Resident Evil with the way things are looking. However, I applaud Mikami for branching out and trying to create a new IP, with new ideas, and a new cast and backstory.”

More E3 coverage to come, including a preview roundup for Wolfenstein tomorrow.

E3 2013 Roundup: Wolfenstein

Playable at our booth, there’s tons of new reactions to Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Kicking things off on Monday, creative director Jens Matthies walks Gametrailers through an area with Daniel Kaysar. Watch the video above.

Read what other people are saying in our preview roundup below:

  • Jared Newman over at Time’s Techland talks about his impressions of the game. “I already have fond memories of sprinting down a narrow hallway, shotgunning mechanized Nazis without even breaking stride.”
  • GameInformer- “Machine Games’ next chapter in the Wolfenstein series continues to impress.”
  • The Escapist- “Being completely outmatched never seemed so fun.”
  • Just Push Start – “The demo that they showed is really action packed, especially with the weapons that you get to use.”
  • Cinemablend- “The next scene we see, however, IS exactly what you’d expect from a Wolfenstein game, complete with big, explosive guns, lots of enemies to put bullets into, cover, shredding environments and even some platforming. Oh, and, yeah, there’s some wonderfully cheesy one-liners along the way, just in case you start taking the shooting portion of the game too seriously.”
  • Pocket-Lint- “It’s madness, carnage, malaise even.”
  • The Sixth Axis- “ It genuinely feels good to play, the weapons are fun to use, and it has the potential to to tell an interesting in a nicely character driven way.”
  • Softpedia- “Overall, the experience is very enjoyable and even while I died repeatedly at the hands of robots and Nazis, I itched for a chance to try the same battle again and finally defeat them.”

Elsewhere at Destructoid, Wolfenstein (along with ESO) is nominated for Destructoid’s Community Choice Award. Head on over and vote!

Finally, take a look at some more gameplay videos from PlayStation Blog, Revision3, IGN, and Gamespot after the break.

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E3 2013 Roundup: The Evil Within

E3 continues on and GameTrailers has given us a first look at The Evil Within’s chilling atmosphere (see above).

To learn more about what people are saying about Shinji Mikami’s terrifying new entry in the world of survival horror, read our preview roundup below.

  • The Guardian — “The Evil Within is perfectly paced, oscillating between nail-biting chase scenes and giant horrific spectacle, such as when Castellanos wanders outside the hospital to find that its grounds suhave become an island cut adrift from the rest of the world.”
  • The Escapist – “Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, however, hopes to reclaim his place at the top of the survival horror food chain by ‘taking survival horror back to its original roots.’ What these roots are, exactly, wasn’t made clear, but from what we saw in the The Evil Within demo, he’s off to a good start.”
  • Just Push Start – “Based on what was shown, The Evil Within conveys the survival horror that we’ve all been waiting for.”
  • Xbox360 Achievements – “And large multi-limbed spider-like humanoids jump out of a corpse… yeah, it looks like it’s going to get a little weird and wild, and where better to end the demo than at that point.”
  • USA Today — “This is where the hands-off demo gets incredibly intense. A giant, masked man — splotches of blood covering his body — wielding a chainsaw starts chasing Sebastian through sections of the asylum.”
  • Destructoid – “Looks promising as heck, at any rate, and that art style is simply distressing. Love that.”
  • EGM – “From what I’ve seen of it so far, I’m definitely excited for The Evil Within…”
  • Leviathyn – “Well, being that it’s E3 and that we’re being treated to a deluge of games and interviews, we’ve finally had a look at and learned more details about The Evil Within. And yes, you should be excited.”
  • BeefJack – “Everything about The Evil Within made me feel like I was back in the cold, zombified arms of Resident Evil 1 or 2 – a great feeling in my book. “

Shinji Mikami took some time to sit down and chat with SA News Informer, The Sixth Axis, Cinema Blend, and GetaShirtLikeMine about his vision for the game.

Meanwhile Pete Hines shared the game with Revision3 , IGN, and PlayStation Blog. Watch all three embeds after the break.

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ESO Roundup

On Wednesday we introduced the Wamasu, but that’s not the only ESO news this week!

New Fan Art

Wolfenstein by Jérémy Romand

by Jérémy Romand

It’s been some time, but we have updated our Fan Art section of the blog. Take a look at some of the pieces fans have sent us.

In addition to the great fan art for Wolfenstein (spotted on the game’s Facebook page), we also have fan art for Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and Dishonored. Special shoutout to Maya Brisa for her various Cicero contributions.

Have something of your own you’d like to show off? Send it to bethblog@bethsoft.com.

We love seeing what you guys can come up with.

Around the web

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Start your weekend off right with an inside look into the creation of the The Evil Within live-action trailer. Creative Agency Prologue talks to Polygon about designing the dark and unsettling trailer for the newly announced Survival Horror game.

Delve even further into The Evil Within’s terrifying world. Shinji Mikami and the team at Tango talks to Famitsu (via Polygon) about their game. “I want users to get so scared that their hands are in a cold sweat on the controller.”

Youtube user and Bethblog familiar Tyrannicon has put Ironman and Skyrim together. The results are pretty much epic.

Gamespot’s Cam Robinson and Seb Ford discuss their Top Five Skyrim Mods of the Week. Speaking of mods, ever see a Mudcrab and think, “Wow, I wish that was the size of a mountain?” Well, wish granted. Enjoy the enemies of Skyrim in Giant form.

Minecraft and Wolfenstein go hand in hand thanks to Youtube user thornofnight’s recreation.

And finally, Senior Designer Joel Burgess and Senior Environment Artist Nathan Purkeypile explain in depth the modular approach to level design.

ESO Roundup

Last week we opened the doors of Oblivion to the plane of Coldharbour, the realm of Molag Bal; but even more events are happening within the ever growing world of ESO.