Tokyo Game Show is this week, and to celebrate the affair, we’ve released a new trailer for The Evil Within. As you all know by now, the game is being developed by Tango Gameworks — led by the father of survival horror, Shinji Mikami.
Are you lucky enough to be going to this year’s sold-out Eurogamer Expo? If so, we’ll see you there!
This year our lineup will include The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein: The New Order – both playable for the first time in the UK. Additionally, prepare to be terrified by a special gameplay presentation for The Evil Within in the Expo’s main auditorium. The fun starts at 5 PMpm BST on September 26th.
Can’t make it to Earl’s Court for the Expo? Don’t worry… we’re not going to let tickets or the Atlantic Ocean keep you from seeing Shinji Mikami’s newest game in action. Eurogamer will stream The Evil Within developer session through their YouTube channel! Set your alarms for 5 PM BST/12 PM EST/6 PM CET on September 26th to witness the return of survival horror.
If you’re going to the Expo get in contact and let us know on Twitter using the #EGX and #BringBackHorror hashtag.
This year’s Eurogamer Expo takes place September 26th - 29th this month. For more information check out their website http://www.eurogamerexpo.com/
This week on the NVIDIA GeForce Facebook page, fans have an opportunity to win one of seven The Evil Within posters — signed by Shinji Mikami (center, Game Director), Naoki Katakai (right, Art Director), and Masato Kimura (left, Producer) — as part of their 14 Days of GeForce sweepstakes.
In addition to the posters, one lucky winner will receive a MAINGEAR Rush PC powered by a EVGA GeForce GTX 780, while two others will win the GeForce GTX 780 card.
To enter and learn the sweepstakes rules, visit the GeForce Facebook page.
- The 20th edition of ESO’s community roundup, The Tamriel Chronicle.
- An update on even more players receiving invites to the game’s private beta… check your email.
- Content Designer Blake Rebouche gets in front of the camera to share the latest Developer Question of the Week — this time focused on your favorite in-game Tamrielic spirits.
- Download an new wallpaper depicting the Fungal Grotto.
Finally, if you haven’t gotten around to watching our first gameplay stream, we’ve uploaded the 30 minute QuakeCon playthrough on the ZeniMax Online Studios’ YouTube Channel. After watching, be sure to read the latest Ask Us Anything, which answers fan questions about the stream.
- Wolfenstein’s creative director, Jens Matthies, met with GameTrailers during the show. Watch his video interview, featuring new gameplay footage, in the embed above. Learn more about The New Order in additional previews at Polygon, Machinima, The Escapist and EGM Now.
- Get QuakeCon reaction on The Evil Within from ScrewAttack, GamerChatter, and The Koalition.
- Playing The Elder Scrolls Online, sites like Polygon and IGN are starting to make Skyrim comparisons after playing the game in first person. Find these previews and more in a compreshensive roundup at elderscrollsonline.com.
- Want more Elder Scrolls? The Escapist’s Andrea Rene shares her enthusiasm for the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Anthology. Watch her video here.
We’ll be sharing more QC highlights in the near future. Stay tuned!
The return of Peace, Love, and Rockets is nearly here!
Today we’re exactly three weeks from the kickoff of QuakeCon 2013 and excited to share updated details on the 18th running of North America’s largest LAN event. Read on for more on our keynote, presentations, panel, and exhibit hall sponsors.
As has become tradition, the first day of QuakeCon will feature a keynote address from the legendary John Carmack, id Software’s co-founder and technical director.
Along with John’s keynote, this year’s QuakeCon will feature the first public gameplay presentations for The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Evil Within — plus a special panel featuring Dishonored’s Raphael Colantonio, Ricardo Bare and Seth Shain. These events will all take place on the show’s Ventrilo Main Stage. Additionally, attendees will be able to play The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein, and Dishonored’s final game add-on, The Brigmore Witches, in the QuakeCon exhibit hall.
The Elder Scrolls Online, the next chapter in the award-winning series and the first to bring the legendary experience online, Wolfenstein: The New Order, a reimagining of the popular shooter franchise developed by MachineGames, and Dishonored: Brigmore Witches, the third add-on pack for Arkane Studios’ critically-acclaimed first-person action game, will all be playable at the show.
More after the break…
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.
Best award? The early nominee has to be winning ‘Best Overall Carpet of E3 2013′ from the always hilarious Yogscast. Scrub ahead to the 5:10 mark of the video above to watch Pete Hines graciously accepts the awards.
What awards and nominations have us feeling like we’re walking on
air soft carpet? Check out the list below….
The Elder Scrolls Online
- Game Critics Awards – Winner of ‘Best RPG’. Also nominated for ‘Best PC Game’ and ‘Best Online Multiplayer’.
- IGN – Winner of ‘Best MMO’. Also nominated for ‘Best PlayStation 4 Game’, ‘Best PC Game’, and ‘Best MMO’
- Game Informer — Winner of ‘Best MMO’
- PC Gamer – ‘Most Valuable Game’ selection
- Machinima — Nominated for ‘Best MMO’ and ‘Best Online Multiplayer’
- Game Informer — ‘Best of E3′ Nominee
- The Escapist – ‘We Love It’ award recipient
- MMORPG — Winner of ‘Most Anticipated’
- Digital Trends — Winner for ‘Best MMO’. Also nominated for ‘Best RPG’.
- Neoseeker — Nominated for ‘Best RPG’ and ‘Best Online Game’
- Destructoid– Nominated for ‘Best MMO’
- GameFront — ‘Best of Show’ nominee
- OXM – ‘Most Valuable Game’ selection
- Gaming Excellence – Nominated for ‘Best MMO’, ‘Best RPG’, and ‘Best PC Exclusive’.
- STFU & Play — Winner of ‘Best MMORPG’
- WarCry — Winner of ‘Best MMO’
- GamingTrend — Winner of ‘Best PC Game’
- Nerdist — Winner of ‘Best MMO’
The Evil Within
- Telegraph – Top 15 Games of E3
- IGN — Nominated for ‘Best Xbox One Game’, ‘Best PlayStation 4 Game’, ‘Best Action Game’, and ‘Best New Franchise’.
- PC Gamer – Best of E3 selection
- Neoseeker — Winner for ‘Best Original Game’. Also nominated for ‘Best Action/Adventure Game’ and ‘Game of the Show’.
- CV-Games — ‘Best of E3′ selection
- Destructoid– nominated for ‘Best Action/Adventure Game’
- Metro UK — ‘Best Non-Playable Game’ runner-up
- OXM – ‘Most Valuable Game’ selection
- IGN — nominated for ‘Best Shooter’
- Neoseeker — nominated for ‘Best Action/Adventure Game’
- Digital Trends — nominated for ‘Best Action/Adventure Game’
- Destructoid– nominated for ‘Best Shooter’
- GameFront — ‘Best of Show’ nominee
- EGM — ‘Underappreciated Pick of the Show’ (Brooks Huber)
- Metro UK — ‘Most Unexpectedely Good Game’ runner-up
- PC Gamer — ‘Most Valuable Game’ selection
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. “
Meanwhile Pete Hines shared the game with Revision3 , IGN, and PlayStation Blog. Watch all three embeds after the break.