It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with Tango Gamework’s The Evil Within, but this latest batch of concept art, dug up by the fansite TheEvilWithin.net, shows a totally different game than anything we’ve seen yet.
So far, The Evil Within‘s setting has been shown to take place completely within a single house. A lone detective enters to investigate the latest in a series of murders, and is met by the landowner, a large man whose hobbies include cannibalism and swinging a chainsaw around like a plastic bubble blower.
Since when did swamps, zombies, and the apocalypse enter the story? These latest shots show off the same detective lurking in the murky waters of what looks like a Louisiana bayou, which makes sense if the story happens to travel beyond the walls of the spooky house. Nothing out of the ordinary there, except for maybe the covered wagons.
However, he also appears in several shots to be on the run from the undead, or perhaps just humans with their minds infected like in 28 Days Later. Even more perplexing though is seeing the same character peeking through the streets of a ruined metropolis. Cars are broken and submerged in a flooded parking garage, skyscrapers are missing entire walls.
Makes you wonder how early these concept art pieces were drawn in the development of the game. Could it have been an early plot that the creators decided not to run with, or is there more to the story other than a man rushing into a hellish house? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
The Evil Within will be released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC later this year. With Resident Evil guru Shinji Mikami at the director’s helm, it easily remains my most exciting game of the new generation.