Yes, I do think about The Evil Within quite often. To say the game made a mark on me would be an understatement, let alone my fellow Editor Lydia who will slap you if you even mention the game's name in front of her. I swear Shinji Mikami has spent his entire life polling the public of their fears just to make this game terrifying. Today, that terror has a release date. Expect The Evil Within to launch August 26 in North America, August 29 in Europe.
Accompanying the announcement is this delightful Vine where we see a face covered in barbed wire, about to have a the spike of The Evil Within's logo jammed into its face. What a delightful thing to share on Valentine's Day. The crunching bones sound effects really brings it all together.
The Evil Within will launch across console generations on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC as well. Make sure to support this game, I beg of you, so Shinji Mikami can keep making these horrifying experiences. I'd hate to see him get stuck back in a loop of being producer for bastardized sequels in once great franchises. Oops, did I say that out loud?