Friday, May 30, 2014

The Evil Within: Delayed

Mikami has recently announced that The Evil Within will be pushed back to a release date of October 23rd, 2014, a few months later than previously announced.

The reasoning for the delay is as follows.
Shinji Mikami and his team at Tango Gameworks have asked for additional time to further balance and refine the game in order to deliver the polished, terrifying pure survival horror experience they set out to create.
So a few months longer wait, and in exchange, a better more polished game. Seems like a far trade to me, much better than them releasing a sub-par game that has numerous day one patches. A few pre-order bonuses have been released as well, for those who are eager to get their hands on the game.
One Med Kit – A Health Kit, restores Health.
Green Gel – Used to upgrade Sebastian's attributes. 
Double Barrel Shotgun and Three Shells - A stronger and more formidable shotgun, useful for tight situations with multiple enemies. 
An Incendiary Agony Bolt – Capable of showering nearby enemies with fire. 
A Poison Agony Bolt – Distracts and poison enemies, allowing Sebastian time for a quick escape.
The fact that you get such a limited number of shells and arrows make me wonder if the game will be more flight than fight, or if they just don't want to over-power you.

We also have a few screen caps for those who haven't seen much of the game.

The Evil Within has a new expected release date of October 23rd, 2014 on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Xbox One and PS4.