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The Evil Within creeps onto consoles and the PC

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s latest new IP is now available, and you might want to play it with the lights on.

“It was incredibly important to me and the team to bring the Survival Horror genre back to its roots. For us, it was all about creating fear and giving the player the enjoyment of conquering it,” said Mikami. “Up until now we’ve kept a lot of the game under wraps to avoid spoilers, so it’s very exciting that people are now able to experience the game from beginning to end.”

Following Detective Sebastian Castellanos, The Evil Within is an amazingly dark-looking game whose trailers have been chock full of blood, gore, and some of the most revolting monsters I’ve ever seen in a video game. And those are just the trailers remember.

All of that, of course, is music to the ears of Mikami’s fans, who’ve been eagerly awaiting the famed game director’s return to a purely horror experience for a good long time. Not that The Evil Within is a creeping horror title with no action though, as there’s plenty to shoot and stab at in the game as you attempt to uncover just what’s happening in Crimson City.

This one’s going to be bloody, The Evil Within is available for the Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. We’ll have a full review for you coming up in the next week.

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