Exploring the demented regions of the STEM in The Evil Within 2 won’t simply be limited to finding Sebastian’s daughter Lily. There will also be various tasks that diverge from the main path and which players can complete for something special. Of course, some roads could lead to all kinds of horrors, as evidenced by the gameplay video from 4PlayersTVexklusiv on YouTube. Check it out below (and try not to have flashbacks to Guillermo del Toro’s Mama).
Speaking to Game Informer, game director John Johanas spoke about the overall nature of Union, the main town, and how extensive the optional missions would be. “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.”
He also described many of the optional tasks as “more freeform” and how Sebastian’s communication device can be used to detect certain “resonances” in 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.”
Then there are some places which lead to all manner of monsters coming after you. Cue the Mama reference.
The Evil Within 2 releases for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 13th. It follows Sebastian Castellanos as he re-enters the STEM to find his daughter Lily, who is still alive. Along with improved controls, Tango Gameworks is promising more demented entities, including photographer/serial killer Stefano Valentini who creates some truly disturbing pieces.