'The Evil Within' Launches on August 26

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Though the indie market has propped up the survival horror genre in recent years, large publishers have all but abandoned scares in favor of action. Survival horror will get another shot at the mainstream this year, though, through Bethesda's The Evil Within.

Bethesda today announced that The Evil Within will hit stores in North America on August 26 (August 29 in Europe). The game will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

The Evil Within is being developed under the leadership of Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series. As one might expect, The Evil Within is closer in tone to the early Resident Evil games than the series' more modern incarnation. Judging from the long gameplay preview released late last year, players may be spending just as much time running from horrible things as they will be shooting them in the face:

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