Bethesda has released the first plot details and screenshots for Shinji Mikami's The Evil Within. Evil Within, announced this morning with a live-action trailer, is said to be a "return to pure survival horror."
The Evil Within stars a detective named Sebastian according to a translated press release. After arriving on the scene of a mass murder, he's attacked and knocked out by a mysterious force. He awakens in a world filled with monsters.
The announcement by Bethesda makes it clear that this is a horror game first and foremost. The player will navigate a world filled with threats with only limited resources at their disposal. Monsters and traps are both constant dangers. The world will continually distort according to player's actions as well, which sounds like a recipe for a lot of unexpected scares.
The Evil Within is the first project developed by Tango Gameworks. Tango was founded by Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series. His director credits also include Vanquish, God Hand and Dino Crisis.
The survival horror genre has been on the ropes in recent years. Resident Evil has essentially become a co-op shooter series. However, maybe The Evil Within can help resurrect the genre when it arrives in 2014.
To find out more about the gameplay, we'll have to wait until IGN's exclusive preview on Monday. They've got >additional images from the game as well.