The Evil Within screens & info – Resi Evil’s Shinji Mikami returns to his horror roots

Here are the first screens and info for Bethesda’s The Evil Within, a new survival horror game from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.

The Evil Within screens & info

The game’s being developed by Tango Gameworks using a custom version of the id Tech 5 engine. The real exciting thing here, though, is that it’s the first “pure survival horror” from the man integral to creating the genre.

The bullet point info talks about managing limited resources, a warped reality and using traps against the monsters who set them. It all sounds a lot like the sort of old school survival horror games you don’t get any more, and the screens look horrible. Consider me excited. .

Here’s the plot spiel and press release info:

“While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.”

Pure Survival Horror Returns
Shinji Mikami, the father of survival horror is back to direct a chilling new game wrapped in haunting narrative. Tension and anxiety heighten dramatically as you explore the game’s tortured world. You’ll have limited resources at your disposal as you fight for your survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action.

Brutal Traps and Twisted Creatures
Face unthinkable horrors and cruel traps as you struggle to survive against overwhelming odds. Turn evil against itself by using the same diabolical devices against overwhelming deadly creatures.

Unknown Threats in an Uncertain World
Mysterious and wicked fears loom ahead in a world that warps and twists around you. Corridors, walls, doors, and entire buildings change in real-time, ensnaring players in a reality where threats can appear at any time and from any direction.

The New Face of Horror
Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story weave together to create an immersive world that will bring players to the height of tension. Defeat insurmountable terror and experience the ultimate thrill by discovering The Evil Within.