Bethesda has pushed back The Evil Within a few months, securing an Oct. 21 release date and no longer making it a late summer game. Whether it wants to align itself with Halloween, or it wants to address the many issues with the preview critics seem to be having is unknown, but you are going to have to wait an extra few months to finally get to play it.
With that in mind, here are a few new screenshots. Please be sure to prepare yourself, because these are some of the worst yet. Horrendous character models with protrusions of all shapes and sizes rammed through their heads and other body parts! Ugh! A decapitated human head being experimented on while it sits in a vice on a workbench? Excuse me while I go try to scrub the image from my brain.
Just kidding. Unlike Gaming Editor Joey Davidson, I can handle a little bit of gore in my games, but I’m really wondering if Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami is maybe taking this one a little too far. He is promising a psychological thriller dressed up in gore, but too much gore might make it silly and unbelievable.
Oh, and don’t mind that header image. I just put that there for your own protection. Scroll through the gallery if you really want to see the evil of The Evil Within. There is a lot of hype behind this game with its international team at Tango Gameworks, backing of Bethesda as a publisher, and of course, Mikami returning to the director’s chair after an overly long absence.
The Evil Within will be released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC on Oct. 21.