E3 2017: The Evil Within 2 Announced, Release Date Revealed

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikamii is making another game in the series.


The Evil Within is getting a sequel. During its E3 2017 briefing tonight, Bethesda confirmed rumors and announced that it's making a follow-up to the 2014 survival-horror game.

The Evil Within 2 will launch on Friday, October 13, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Like the first game, the sequel is being developed by the Bethesda-owned Tango Gameworks out of Japan. The studio is run by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.

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Now Playing: The Evil Within 2 Reveal Trailer - E3 2017

The news was revealed alongside a new cinematic trailer. You'll apparently have to save your daughter, Lily. Beyond some glimpses of in-game characters, however, not much more was revealed.

Today's official announcement is not a big surprise, as The Evil Within 2 has been rumored for at least a year now. Last summer, Bethesda's Pete Hines said The Evil Within did well enough commercially to warrant a sequel, so it was probably always a matter of when, not if.

Elsewhere in Bethesda's E3 2017 conference, the company announced Fallout 4 VR and Doom VR. It also detailed Skyrim for Nintendo Switch, for which Zelda's Master Sword is an unlockable weapon.

For more, check out our roundup of all the Bethesda press conference news. Other announcements included Doom VR and new Dishonored 2 DLC.

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