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Say your prayers, The Evil Within 2 wants you to meet Father Theodore

Church means lots of things to lots of people, but to the creators of horror sequel The Evil Within 2, it's just another chance to mess with your head. Meet Father Theodore, who's definitely more monster than midnight mass with Grandma. "I am Father Theodore, and I am here to purge the world of sin," he bellows. And, if his interior design aesthetic is anything to go by, he's making wrought iron sculptures and rubble the look for 2017. 

We've already had the dubious pleasure of meeting twisted war photographer turned serial killer Stefano, who had a many-headed, giggling abomination and a killer camera on legs at his disposal. Father Theodore prefers your old-school mind control, turning innocent bystanders into his slaves. Slaves with massive freaking flamethrowers, no less. "Those who oppose me are cleansed in the fires of my guiding light," he warns. "They become my acolytes, my disciples, doomed to burn forever." 

He must have a pretty major role to play in The Evil Within 2's plot, because Bethesda is being pretty coy about his character. But I'm guessing it won't involve volunteering at animal shelters or playing guitar at a charity concert. 

If you want to know how The Evil Within 2 feels to play, check out our steamy fresh preview. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 13.

Rachel Weber
Rachel Weber

Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Rachel began working in games journalism in 2006, combing her love of video games with her passion for writing. Starting as a fresh-faced staff writer of Official PlayStation Magazine, she went on to cover the business side of the industry with, before joining Rolling Stone's ambitious - if short-lived - Glixel project in 2016. She returned to Future and joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.

Throughout her 15 years of experience, Rachel has interviewed celebrities about their gaming habits, chatted with PlayStation and Xbox bosses, written thousands of words of previews, reviews, and news, and appeared as an expert on BBC radio and TV. In the name of games journalism, she's also taken rap lessons, appeared on the streets of London as a zombie, tried her hand at sword-fighting, and taken part in more than one 24-hour gaming marathons. 

When she's not on duty for GamesRadar expect to see her hunting down the weirdest indie games on Steam, curling up with the latest horror novel, or binging the newest must-see crime documentary. You can find her at @therachelweber on Twitter.