Shinji Mikami’s Evil Within is a polarising game. While many found it a bit of a drag, others loved the (almost!) return to classic survival horror and torture porn to be had in the game. Gory, violent, and creepy, the game hit the right notes for many fans of the old-school horror fan. One of the reasons for that is that box-headed Keeper, who’s rather reminiscent of Silent Hill’s Pyramid Head. And soon, you could play as one.
The last bit of content in The Evil Within’s three-DLC Season Pass lets you play as a Boxhead – and interestingly, seems to be in first-person. It’s coming on May 26.
The teaser doesn’t really show much, but does seem to show that you’ll be using a great big mallet and a chainsaw to turn other enemies within the Victoriano Estate into gibby bits of viscera and bloody pulp. There’s no word on what the story surrounding this is, or if it’s just a kill-fest, but I like the different perspective – not to say that first person survival horror is a new thing at all. P.T was terrifying, and there’s a long list of indie survival horror games made in first person that necessitate frequent underwear changes; games like Penumbra, Amnesia and Outlast to name but a few.
Last Updated: May 13, 2015