We hope you’ve got extra underwear handy. A live action trailer for Bethesda and Shinji Mikami’s survival horror title The Evil Within has been released, along with some new info regarding the storyline and gameplay.

Firstly, that trailer. You can see it below, though we recommend against it if you’re squeamish or about to go to bed. Some pretty disturbing and bloody imagery is displayed, including what look to be some of the monster designs that will show up in the full game.

Meanwhile, Bethesda’s official Japanese site has unveiled some gameplay and story details, described below.

You’ll play as a police detective named Sebastian, who is rushed to the scene of a large-scale murder and is incapacitated by mysterious forces shortly after. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a mysterious realm where terrifying monsters roam, and he must gradually discover the mysteries behind the omniscient presence that is keeping him there.

Gameplay will be a mix of enemy evasion, light combat, and puzzle solving. Resources (presumably health and ammo) will be scarce throughout the adventure, and many traps will be placed within the environment that you’ll need to avoid, though you’ll be able to use some of them against enemies. Many of these foes can kill you very easily, and in general, the game will be a tense struggle made to evoke feelings of anguish, despair and insecurity.

The game is being built on the Id Tech 5, the engine that was previously used to power Rage and will be the basis for many future Bethesda titles. Lighting (or lack thereof) is a strong focus for the developers. The game will also present a unique feature wherein randomized distortions occur in the game world, some of which spawn new dangers and others of which can be interacted with.

The Evil Within will release on PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and next-gen consoles sometime in 2014. Stay tuned for much more news on this return to form for survival horror.

Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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  1. F*ck this shit. I’m out.

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