The Evil Within releases August 26th

Here we have it. We finally have a release date for Shinji Mikami’s return to survival horror, The Evil Within! Just announced by publisher Bethesda on their Vine page was a summer August 26th release date in North America (August 29th in Europe).

The video doesn’t reveal much aside from the tagline “Evil Takes Hold” and the release date, so stay tuned for more information and media soon. We’ll no doubt be seeing at least a new batch of screenshots and maybe even a trailer.

A summer release seems risky for a horror game, but I really hope it works out. The survival horror genre has much to gain from the success of this game. Bethesda showed us that a singleplayer western RPG could conquer sales (Skyrim), so let’s hope they have the same level of success with the survival horror genre – proving that the genre can push units and be worth pursuing by big publishers.

The Evil Within is coming to Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Don’t be a chicken; get it!

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  • Pablo Iranzo

    The first thing that came to mind…

  • hbkwm14

    Sweet

  • VariousCakes

    I’m tipping that the game itself will be very good but will sell “poorly” (at least according to the powers that be) and will be used as further proof by publishers that horror is commercially dead. Of course I’m hoping this is not the case but the last few years have caused me to become cynical and dead inside.

    • Dimitri Theodosakis

      Let hope Evil Within has following Sales
      Sells 4 Million Worldwide for First Month
      Sells 6 Million Worldwide for First 3 Months
      Sells 10 Million Worldwide for First Year
      So if about sales happen Capcom Japan forced Remake Resident Evil 2&3 with 2002 Remake Gameplay without BS Action

      • Wojciech Olczyk

        thats is impossible… but i hope that what will happen…

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    For me i hate Augest Release Date, For Me Release Date should been Halloween Week

    • Pablo Iranzo

      Get it for Halloween then? XD

  • Steven Bayne

    This is great news. I’ve been waiting for a release date. This and Watch Dogs are the two games I’m most looking forward to playing this year.

  • luigiix

    Guys, this is it, my most anticipated game of the year. And it comes out a week before my birthday! Yay :D

  • Liam Mountain

    just like VariousCakes said this game will be great but wont sell very well because the newer gaming generation ( not all mind you ) are not interested in games like this when they could just go play COD , or the newest horror game…….. flappy bird……….