So, earlier this week I stopped by GameStop to pre-order The Evil Within 2 for PC.
Once again you will be playing as Sebastian Castellanos, who has hit some pretty damn rough times after the events of the first game, nobody back at the police department believed his story about what happened back at the asylum, the experiments that were conducted there at the orders of some mysterious group known only as Mobius and he was let go from the force, which only made him throw himself even deeper into uncovering the truth.
He however doesn't get any more leads, which leaves him emotionally broken and he even resumes his old habit of drinking to try and cope with the whole thing.
That is until Kidman, his former partner and one of few survivors of the horrors at the asylum, shows up, telling Sebastian that his daughter, Lily who he thought had died in a fire, is stil alive but Mobius had gotten their filthy hands on her and are using her as their main test subject in new attempts to create a STEM world, which is a machine that plunges people into a mindscape where just about anything can happen which both Kidman and Sebastian knows all too well.
Problem is though that something has gone very wrong with this STEM world, it is falling apart at a rapid pace and many of those who are part of the STEM world have turned into monsters and psychopaths.
Even worse is that there's at least two very evil individuals who are after Lily for their own sick purposes, one is a manipulative priest by the name of Theodore who wants to create the "perfect" world with the use of her and the other is a serial killer called Stefano Valentini who uses a camera to capture people in a never ending loop of their final moments in life, which he considers to be art.
Both of these madmen have got creatures and minions that stand in the way of Sebastian, he will have to at some point confront them and put an end to their madness before they can get to his daughter.
Here are some trailers that show both of these psychos:
Another interesting thing about the game is that the upgrading system is back, but this time however you can't upgrade the weapons with the green goo you get from defeating enemies, but rather with weapon parts that are scattered about, which can also be used to craft ammo on the go if you so desire, the goo will still be used for upgrading Sebastian's physical abilities.
They describe it in this video where they answered questions from fans about the game:
The game is due for release on Friday the 13th, which is kinda amusing considering that many consider it to be a day of bad luck.
On that note, I leave with one final trailer that shows some of the action-packed moments: