The Evil Within 2 looks more Silent Hill than ever

Silent Hill is the best horror series ever to appear on consoles (don't @ me), so it's no surprise that - at least in its latest trailer - The Evil Within 2 is borrowing heavily from the classics. 

Man with a giant sword and a weird mask? Check. Religious undertones? A man hunting for his daughter? Streets crumbling to block your path? Check checkity-check. Even the siren that plays in the opening seconds brings back memories of 1999 and Konami's survival horror hit.

Of course, being compared to the classic horror game can't hurt, and it might just be some clever trailer trickery that's tickled our nostalgia gland. After all, The Evil Within 2 is actually the work of Shinji Mikami, director of the Resident Evil games. You know, that other iconic Japanese horror series.

"Some people love to go into a haunted house," Mikami told us at QuakeCon 2017. "Other people may get a thrill from riding a roller coaster. I love getting into horror games. That's how I am. What I don't like the most are ferris wheels. They're really scary - 'no thank you' to that."

This sequel will see you returning to the shoes of dad detective Sebastian Castellanos, who's forced to enter an alternate world. One created from his daughter's brain. Who may or may not be dead. There's also a creepy priest, a murderous war photographer, a shady megacorporation called Mobius, and from the look of the trailer, a minor zombie apocalypse. Did we mention the masked guy with the massive sword? You might want to take notes. 

The Evil Within 2 will be released on October 13 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Rachel Weber
Managing Editor, US

Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.