Thanks to play testers we learn a lot about our games that help us make a better project. Specifically with The Evil Within, we’ve also received plenty of entertainment value. In our latest trailer for the game, watch actual reactions from playtesters as they get their hands on the game for the first time.
The Evil Within will now terrify players right in the thick of Halloween season – releasing on October 21st in North America, October 23rd in Australia, and throughout Europe on October 24th, 2014. With your pre-order of the game, you’ll receive The Fighting Chance Pack, which includes:
- Medical Kit – A vital health enhancement to enable Sebastian to fight on.
- Green Gel – Used to upgrade Sebastian’s attributes.
- Double Barrel Shotgun and Three Shells – A larger and more formidable shotgun than the regular shotgun, it’s useful for tight situations with multiple encroaching enemies.
- An Incendiary Agony Bolt – Capable of showering nearby enemies with damaging fire sparks.
- A Poison Agony Bolt – Will draw enemies towards it and poison them, allowing Sebastian time for a quick escape.
For more on the game, check out these fresh hands-on impressions that went up today…
Gameplanet –“The Evil Within looks set to herald a frightening and exhilarating new dawn for survival horror.”
Joystiq — “The game is trying to unsettle me, and it’s doing a pretty good job of it. Just as I catch my breath, Spider-Girl bursts out of what was a harmless looking corpse, and now I have to run.”
MMGN –“The Evil Within is survival horror in its truest form, and the return of a once great genre I feared was lost to the mass market addicted to relentless action.”
Shacknews — “The Evil Within’s approach to survival horror feels vintage, in a good way. Limited resources help add to the tension and there are also some genuinely scary moments. The combat also helps add to the horror environments, with firearms meant to subdue, not dominate.”
Videogamer — “Having played it for a couple of hours it’s become clear that he’s close to achieving his goal: namely, returning to the horror staples he helped define in 1996 with Resi, and obliterate in 2005 with Resi 4.”
PC Gamer — “As someone who counts Resident Evil 4 among their all-time favourite games, The Evil Within has an extra layer of significance for me. ”
Polygon — “It feels like a game that builds upon what Mikami is best known for — survival horror — while taking the genre into a new direction, one without the restrictions a legacy franchise like Resident Evil carries with it. ”
Telegraph UK — “The Evil Within is shaping up to be the terrifying and triumphant horror comeback for Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.”
GameReactor — “It’s the Japanese survival horror evolved.”
GameCrate — ” I was wearing a Gear Fit when I played, and had it record my heart rate right after I left the demo. My normal resting heart rate is 75 beats per minute…and after an hour and a half with The Evil Within, it was 117.”
Expert Reviews — “After 2 hours it felt like we were only just scratching the surface and were left wanting more.”
Neoseeker — “The time I spent with The Evil Within might very well be the longest two hours of my life, and that’s okay. As the survival horror genre makes its comeback, Shinji Mikami appears to have taken the opportunity to show he’s still a master at his craft.”
Bloody-Disgusting — “The Evil Within is a great horror game.”
AusGamers — ” Lights out, volume up and all alone — I may be white-haired and frail once the experience is over, but to be taken back to that place Mikami created oh-so long ago…”
The Sydney Morning Herald — “Fans of old school horror should be looking forward to this one.”
The Escapist — Watch Andrea Rene’s reaction to playing the game in the video embed below…