Gruesome new The Evil Within screens

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Sometimes, hands-on previews of a game work against it. that’s what happened with Shinji Mikami’s Tango Gameworks and Bethesda’s Evil Within, the survival horror that’s supposed to be a return to form for a the genre. After a recent press hands-on and showing at PAX, the general tide swayed from one of positivity, to one of general boredom. ‘s still early days though, so here’s hoping that they’ve taken that negative sentiment, and are making a better game.

Here are some shiny new screenshots for the game. It looks like good stuff – but we’ll have to wait until we actually play it before we’re able to decide.

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As an old-school Resident Evil fan, I’m really hoping The Evil Within proves itself to be a worthy addition to the genre. I’d love for it to be a sort of spiritual homecoming for Mikami, and for Japanese survival horror developers in general.

It’s coming to the PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 in August this year.

Last Updated: May 27, 2014

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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