The Evil Within 2 is definitely one the most highly-anticipated games of the year, as the footage that has been shown from it so far has looked very impressive. The first game was definitely solid, but it looks like they are stepping it up in every way with the next installment. Now we have some new information on the game, which is thanks to game director Shinji Mikami.
Mikami recently did an interview with Game Informer for their October 2017 issue, and he talked about several aspects of the game. First up we have a discussion on the game’s side content, which is a departure compared to the more linear progression of the first game:
“Union isn’t filled with survivors and there aren’t a lot of official missions to take on number wise, but some survivors you find will give you hints or small tasks to do which will, in the end, make your chances of survival a bit higher.
A lot of the optional tasks you find are actually more freeform. Sebastian has a communication device which picks up resonances left within the world. As you explore, you’ll suddenly get a burst signal, which may lead you to something worth checking out.
However, not all of these resonances are “good things”. For every one that may lead to you discovering an underground stash of ammunition, there’s one that may lead you into a dark corner of Sebastian’s subconscious.”
The other major thing that was touched on is that creepy milky substance that has regularly shown up in all of the game’s promotional material. He said the following:
“That milky substance is a bit high concept. There is definitely an in-game connection as you’ve seen with some of the enemies and will show up in some places we haven’t shown yet. Its initial concept, however, comes from entering STEM itself. The image of the characters entering this psychological world is being submerged within this white liquid, and that’s where the core concept behind the imagery came from.
One of the early concepts in the game that we jumped on was that the whole world is built upon the building blocks of that white liquid, coming to form by those who create from it. In the end, it’s more of a setting than a plot detail.”
It won’t be much longer until we get to check out The Evil Within 2 for ourselves, as the game is set to launch exactly one month from now on October 13th. The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. If you want to see more of the game, be sure to check out the Race Against Time trailer that was released recently.