Even more important than when next-generation consoles like the PS4 and Xbox 720 come out is what kind of games we'll see on them. So far, we know of a few titles that will hit both consoles, but much of the line-up remains a mystery. On Friday, though, Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami announced a brand new game called The Evil Within, and it will be hitting both the Xbox 720 and PS4.
The Evil Within is currently being developed by Mikami's new studio Tango Gameworks, and will be published by Bethesda sometime in 2014. The game will launch on PS4, Xbox 720, PS3, Xbox 360, and the PC.
"We're incredibly proud to announce The Evil Within," said Mikami in a statement, according to IGN. "My team and I are committed to creating an exciting new franchise, providing fans the perfect blend of horror and action."
So far, there's very little known about The Evil Within, although it's very clear the title will fall into the survival horror genre. A two-minute, live action trailer was also released to accompany the announcement, and despite the fact that there is no gameplay featured, the footage teases an unnerving, graphic and disturbing experience.
IGN also said that it will be publishing impressions on April 22, but it's hard to know what exactly that entails, considering there were no hints of gameplay in the trailer. Is Bethesda waiting to reveal any gameplay footage until then? Can we expect another trailer, or just some screen shots?
Either way, look for more information then. The trailer features a number of gruesome images, such as a hulking man with shards of glass sticking out of his body, a four-armed woman emerging from a pool of blood, and an abandoned asylum/hospital. Considering Mikami has generally created action games since his original work on Resident Evil, it will be interesting to see how he plans to revitalize the horror genre.
The full trailer is below.