After some rumors, Bethesda confirmed during E3 2017 the launch of The Evil Within 2. This new release of the title of survival horror promises more scares, moments of tension, as well as a story more complex than the original title. Pete Hines, Vice President of Bethesda, as well as John Johanas, designer of the title, talked about the narrative section of The Evil Within 2 and how complex it will be.
To begin with, the game will put us once again in the shoes of Sebastian Castellanos, a detective for whom life is not going well at all. According to Tango Gameworks, studio behind the development of The Evil Within 2, this new story will be a narrative of redemption for Sebastian.
“The Evil Within 2 starts not long after the events of the first game, and it’s basically Sebastian at rock bottom. Since the events of the first game, his life has kind of completely fallen apart. Nobody really believes him about what he says took place in the asylum, he’s become an alcoholic, and he’s basically at the bottom of the barrel,” explained Hines.
However, Kidman, friend of Sebastian, will inform him that his daughter is not dead and that Mobius has her and is using her. This will be the main reason that will lead Sebastian to change his lifestyle and start a new adventure.
Regarding the story, Johanas commented: “We definitely wanted to have a game that focused more on characters, more on story. We put a lot of effort into it this time. Sebastian is coming back- he’s a much more relatable character. And you get to really journey with him from the beginning of the game to the end, and see his evolution as a character. Like Pete said, it’s a redemption story, so you really get the quality out of there,” said the developer.
We will know the evolution of this character in this year on October 13, when The Evil Within 2 will debut on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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