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The Horror! Prepare Yourself for The Evil Within 2’s Friday the 13thLaunch!

Friday the 13th is coming up, which means The Evil Within 2 is almost here. When we first announced The Evil Within 2, we started you off with 13 things you absolutely needed to know about the game. Now we’ve got an even more info-packed list of everything you need to know. From the story and setting, to game-play and characters, Bethesda has compiled every bit of information you might want as you get ready for The Evil Within 2.

The Evil Within 2 Story

You don’t need to have any prior knowledge of The Evil Within in order to jump into The Evil Within 2 and understand the conflict and setting, but if you want a little background info, we’ve got you covered. At its core it’s about a man who is fighting his demons (both literally and figuratively) as he journeys into a twisted world to save his daughter. This FAQ is designed to catch you up on the story and get you ready for The Evil Within 2. Maybe you just need a refresher course on things you may have forgotten since playing the first game and the two main DLCs (The Assignment and The Consequence), or maybe you haven’t had a chance to play anything in the series at all. That’s cool, too.

We’ll start with the first game, The Assignment and The Consequence, and then we’ll hop into some questions about The Evil Within 2. This FAQ is a living resource for players both new and old, so we will continue updating with more questions as we see them pop up in the community.

His name is Sebastian Castellanos and he has a number of deals. Former father. Former husband. Former brilliant detective at the Krimson City Police Department. Former sane person. Current self-loathing alcoholic. When we first meet Sebastian in The Evil Within, he’s still a detective, though the rest of his life is in shambles.

He’s still incredibly sharp, but his emotional state is fragile and he can be found hanging out in bars more often than not. After everything he’s seen and done, that’s understandable. He lost his daughter in a tragic fire (or so he’s led to believe, but we’ll circle back to that), lost his marriage, and is dragged into a hellish STEM world. That’s more than enough to drive anyone a little crazy.

But the Sebastian you play in the second game is much different from the one you play in the first. Sebastian is lost, confused and just trying to survive in The Evil Within. With The Evil Within 2, the world is still a mysterious place and he’s still fighting to stay alive, but now he has a purpose. Rather than getting pulled into STEM involuntarily, he’s making the active choice to go back. Sebastian is a man on a mission to save his daughter and he refuses to let anything stand in his way.

The Evil Within 2 releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Friday the 13th this October. As Sebastian Castellanos, you’ll have to dive into hell once more in the sequel to the hit 2014 survival horror game from the mind of Shinji Mikami. Take on twisted creatures in horrifying domains and face off against your own worst nightmares as you race to save your daughter.

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