The announcement of The Evil Within 2 during Bethesda’s E3 press conference was arguably one of the highlights of the event. And today, Bethesda has released the story trailer for the upcoming sequel to 2014’s The Evil Within.
According to the post accompanying the trailer, the story of The Evil Within 2 continues directly from the first with protagonist Sebastian Castellanos struggling with the loss of his daughter, his wife, and his friends, as well as the horrors he experienced in the first game.
Speaking about Sebastian, Game Director John Johanas had this to say:
Sebastian Castellanos is a former detective, but more importantly this time around, he’s a man struggling with loss and desperation. He was a father who cared very deeply for his family and those around him, and now he’s alone in the world. Upon losing his family before the events of the first game, Sebastian became much rougher around the edges, and much more cynical – but he still remained faithful to his duty as a detective, with a very strong sense of right and wrong that even tragedy hasn’t been able to take away.
Sebastian lost his partners from the police force, and learned that Juli Kidman, a rookie he had personally taken under his wing, was working for the very people who threw him into that nightmare. No one believed his story, and Sebastian was let go from the police department and threw himself deeper into his hunt for the truth. Unable to find any solid leads, Sebastian has become emotionally broken and has fallen back on his old habit of drinking.
Sebastian survived the events at Beacon Mental Hospital and learned that Kidman was, in fact, a double agent for Mobius and was responsible for his experiences in the first game. She’s the last person Sebastian feels he can trust. Kidman, as a current member of Mobius, is the one to seek Sebastian out, believing he is the best person to go back into STEM and find Lily.
The Evil Within 2 is scheduled for release on October 13, 2017, for the PlayStation 4 and other platforms.