The Evil Within Delayed

The Evil Within Delayed to October, Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

It looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer for The Evil Within. The release date for Shinji Mikami’s upcoming horror game has been pushed back to Oct. 21 in North America and Oct. 23 in Europe according to an email Leviathyn recieved from Bethesda Softworks. The Evil Within was originally scheduled to release on Aug. 26.

According to the email, Japanese developer Tango Gameworks have requested more time to balance and refine the game to deliver a more polished survival-horror experience. Bethesda Softworks have simultaneously announced pre-order bonuses for The Evil Within. A piece of content called The Fighting Chance Pack will be available to players who pre-order the game and features in-game items including, a medical kit, green gel, a double-barrel shotgun with three shells and two different types of bolts.

The Evil Within is currently in development for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and PC. The game’s development is being directed by survival-horror veteran Shinji Mikami, who created notable games such as the Resident Evil series, Devil May Cry, and Dino Crisis.

The Evil Within will be a return to the survival horror gameplay that Mikami is known for creating, emphasizing careful use of resources in order to survive. The game will likely be shown at E3 next month.