- Ta-Nehisi Coates dismantles Mitch McConnell’s anti-reparations argument Wednesday 7:52 PM
- Whoopi Goldberg stirs debate over her opinion regarding Bella Thorne’s nudes Wednesday 7:04 PM
- Joe Biden really, really hates raves Wednesday 6:02 PM
- RIP to the Twitter geotagging feature that no one actually used Wednesday 5:14 PM
- Facebook contractors reveal the horrors of moderating graphic content Wednesday 4:42 PM
- Prosecutor almost directly quoted Bible in trial against man who helped migrants Wednesday 4:05 PM
- TikTok’s time warp videos get it twisted Wednesday 4:03 PM
- Is a ‘Stranger Things’ and Fortnite crossover event going to happen? Wednesday 3:55 PM
- YouTube reportedly thinking about moving all kids content off the main site Wednesday 3:50 PM
- AOC calls out Democrats for tone-deaf Beyoncé tweet Wednesday 3:15 PM
- Democrat candidates come out as ‘wife guys’ Wednesday 2:45 PM
- Poll of best Batman actors fails to include Adam West, and fans are not happy Wednesday 2:25 PM
- ‘Pose’ producer Janet Mock lands historic Netflix deal Wednesday 1:54 PM
- Teen confesses to killing her best friend on video to get $9 million from a stranger online Wednesday 1:28 PM
- Democrats vote to block transgender troop ban Wednesday 12:17 PM
This gameplay trailer for The Evil Within 2 will make you jump out of your skin
Save your daughter. Save yourself.
The Evil Within 2 is headed our way in just a few months, with a release date set for Friday, Oct. 13. The Evil Within, the first game in the series, was received relatively well by critics, despite most players finding the main character to be boring and two-dimensional.
Sebastian stays on as the titular character in the upcoming game, but the focus of the game has shifted drastically. Instead of Sebastian using detective work to track down the source of a gruesome murder and along the way getting sucked into a twisted world of disfigured creatures, he’s a father on the hunt for his daughter in a similarly unsettling hell.
The first trailer, released at E3, used cinematics to highlight the unique artistic style and dark and unnerving setting. The new gameplay trailer ditches the artistic vibe of the first and zeroes in on a clearly tormented main character and what he’ll look like in action.
The sinister creatures can only be glimpsed, but each one’s macabre design intrigues, as does the focus on stealth and cunning to survive rather than the usual point-and-shoot.
External creatures are not the only foes you’ll need to tackle in this game, as the tormented Sebastian will surely have a few internal demons to conquer. The perilous environment could help or hurt players, so tread carefully and keep an eye out for trip wires, proximity mines and—perhaps most importantly—places to hide as you play.
Nahila Bonfiglio reports on geek culture and gaming. Her work has also appeared on KUT's Texas Standard (Austin), KPAC-FM (San Antonio), and the Daily Texan.