‘Father of Survival Horror’ distinguished with the Spanish Academy Of Interactive Arts and Sciences Gamelab Honor Award

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The presence of Shinji Mikami was the icing on top of an exclusive list of influencers and VIP guests visiting Barcelona this week during Gamelab 2015.

The creator of The Evil Within was presented with the 2015 Gamelab Honor Award of the Spanish Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Mikami received this honor during Gamelab Barcelona 2015, the international conference of video games and interactive entertainment.

The Spanish Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences institutionalized the Gamelab Honor Award in 2011 to honor the careers of the most renowned professionals who, over a lifetime of work, have furthered the gaming industry.

Gamelab is supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, the Generalitat of Catalunya, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the City Council of Barcelona.

The Evil Within – Full Screen Title Update

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Whether you’re playing The Evil Within on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation, you’ll notice a new title update based on community feedback.

The Evil Within – June 2015 Update

  • Console players can now remove the cinematic letterbox and play the game in full screen mode.
  • Casual difficulty has been rebalanced to be more forgiving to players with increased ammo amounts and adjustments to the game’s health bar.

The new update is live on all platforms — Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

The Executioner DLC: Survival Horror from a New Perspective

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Beginning today, you can download The Executioner, The Evil Within’s final DLC. With a new playable hero (or anti-hero?), the content takes The Evil Within in an-all new direction… and perspective.

This afternoon at 1 PM ET, Bethesda TwitchWorks will preview the new content with a launch-edition stream featuring Tango’s John Johanas.

For more details on The Executioner, hit the jump below…

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Through the Eyes of The Executioner

For The Evil Within’s final DLC, the dev team wanted to approach the content from a new angle — from the first-person perspective of The Keeper.

Get a gruesome glimpse of your adversaries in our newly released gameplay trailer for The Executioner — releasing for $4.99 Tuesday, May 26th on Xbox LIVE, PSN, and Steam.

To give The Evil Within a proper send off, next week we’ll be livestreaming the new content with a special guest. Follow Twitch.TV/Bethesda and tune in Tuesday at 1pm ET.

Reviews are in for The Evil Within: The Consequence

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Ready for more survival horror?

With a few days of release under its belt, positive reviews for The Evil Within’s newest DLC, The Consequence, have made their way online. In particular, reviewers are highlighting the game’s storyline, chilling atmosphere, and memorable boss battles.

Highlights include:

Game Revolution (8/10) — “The Evil Within’s story can be hard to follow with all its moving parts and multi-dimensional layers. But there are a lot of fans out there, including myself, who find it fascinating. If you’re one of these people, The Consequence is a must-play as it addresses questions left unanswered at the end of the the main story by allowing you to see what happens from Juli Kidman’s perspective. Things are not as they seem.”

Bloody Disgusting (8/10) — The Evil Within had some memorable bosses, but there are a few here that give them a run for their money. The final boss is just good enough to make me think the whole point of Juli’s story was so Mikami could swoop in and finish it off with a bang.

Videogamer.com (8/10) — Its conclusion is at least as satisfying as that found in the main game, and probably more so given the revelations it contains.

God is a Geek (8/10) — “The Consequence wreaks havoc on the nerves…”

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In case you missed it, The Consequence follows up the events of The Evil Within’s 1st DLC, The Assignment. As for what’s next for The Evil Within… stay tuned for more information on the game’s final DLC, The Executioner.

The Evil Within Gets Animated with “Into the Light”

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Relationships are forged on couches in the world of The Evil Within.

Knowing this, the team at Tango Gameworks made their next assignment one that focused on the life saving (or at least game saving) bond between Juli Kidman and Black Cat from the game’s first DLC.

Speaking on the project, lead concept artist Ikumi Nakamura:

“We could never have anticipated such a strong reaction to Juli Kidman and the black cat from The Assignment. So much was the outpouring of love that we took the only logical step forward from the world of Survival Horror: creating a whimsical animated feature around these two characters in The Evil Within: Into the Light!”

For a first look at Into The Light, which connects the storylines of The Assignment and The Consequence, check out our imgur slideshow below.

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The Consequence is Coming in April

If you’ve already completed part 1 of Juli Kidman’s adventure and are dying to know what happens next, and we’re happy to inform you won’t have to wait long to see her story through.

The Consequence will release on Tuesday, April 21st on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC (Note: European PlayStation players will be able to download on Wednesday, April 22nd).

Since it’s only been a couple weeks since The Assignment released, we don’t want to spoil too much of what’s happening next — there would assuredly be consequences for that. Instead, we’ve created a brief teaser of the madness Kidman will soon encounter.

For more on The Evil Within’s DLC, keep your eyes peeled for updates as we creep nearer to April 21st. You can find out more on The Evil Within and it’s DLC by visiting theevilwithin.com or by visiting Facebook, or following @theevilwithin on Twitter & Instagram.

The Evil Within – ‘The Assignment” Official Gameplay Trailer

For many that have completed The Evil Within, the mysteries surrounding Sebastian’s partner, Juli Kidman, are among the most discussed plotlines in the game. These questions (and new questions… hehe) will arise in Part 1 of Kidman’s DLC adventure, The Assignment.

Taking the role of Kidman, The Assignment features an increased focus on stealth gameplay mechanics as you untangle the secrets of what happened to her and untangle the truth behind her connection with Mobius. Introducing new enemies and gameplay tactics, The Assignment sets the stage for the concluding chapter of Kidman’s Adventure, The Consequence, releasing later this Spring.

To save on all three DLCs planned for The Evil Within – you can purchase the game’s Season Pass on your preferred platform of choice! In addition to The Assignment and The Consequence, this package will also feature content surrounding the safe pick for everyone’s favorite villain, The Keeper.

The Evil Within: The Assignment is part of The Evil Within’s Season Pass package and can also be purchased separately for $9.99/£6.99/€9.99 releases on Tuesday, March 10th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Steam. Note for PlayStation users in Europe: The content will release on PS3 and PS4 on March 11. For an extended look at gameplay, subcribe to Twitch.TV/Bethesda and be ready to tune in on Monday, March 9th at 1pm est. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for new and terrifying content on our social media pages, including:

DLC Takes Hold for The Evil Within Early Next Year

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If you’ve already completed The Evil Within, you probably have a number of questions about the ending. If you haven’t finished yet – hurry up, as part 1 of the game’s three-part Season Pass , The Assignment, will release in early 2015. The Assignment is the first of two DLCs centering on Detective Castellanos’ mysterious partner, Juli Kidman.

In 2015, we will reveal more information on Part II of her story, The Consequence, as well as our final DLC featuring The Keeper. Stay tuned, and consider yourself teased with the short video above.

Dying for a little more information? This week we caught up with the game director for both The Assignment & The Consequence, Tango Gameworks’ John Johanas (a.k.a., The American)

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Some of the main game’s biggest questions surround Juli Kidman? How do you balance answering some of those questions with keeping parts of the game’s story open-ended/mysterious?

That was a tough one! We approached the DLC from the perspective that, while Juli is enigmatic during the main game, there were additionally lots of other mysteries about the world and the characters that could be cleared up or hinted at by playing as her. She is a character who seems rather “aware” of her situation, after all.

Early on, we listed the things that we wanted to answer and ones we wanted to keep open and worked around that. We definitely leave some of the mysteries open, but I feel we shed a lot of light on the lore of Ruvik, STEM, and the characters while asking (and answering) a whole new set of questions regarding Juli and her mission. Continue reading full article ›

Meet the Monster Maker!

Our newest video from the Bethesda Underground team trip to Tokyo gives a closer look at The Evil Within’s lead concept artist, Ikumi Nakamura.

In addition to creating some of The Evil Within’s most terrifying creatures, Ikumi was the creator of “The Real Tango” comics on the dev studios’s homepage. Using the comic as inspiration, she provided us with an amazing print featuring characters from some of Bethesda’s most beloved games. And Pete!

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