The Evil Within is out next week, and a new trailer shows off some of the weird and horrific ways you can meet a bloody end.

Admittedly, the trailer focuses primarily on talking about the game mechanics – discussions of the importance of exploration, scavenging, and stealth, over direct combat and running around like an idiot – but it’s also got plenty of gore and unique deaths to show off. Sort of like a “this is how not to do things” video.

In this vid, protagonist Sebastian Castellanos – a detective trapped in a surreal horror world – gets impaled with a pickaxe, chainsawed in the neck, ripped apart by something that looks like the result of a one-night stand between a Necromorph from Dead Space and Sadako from Ring, pureed by something that might be a rotary rock crusher, and just generally murdered in a variety of unsightly ways. Which is great, obviously, because I’m all about context-sensitive deaths.

The video’s below. The Evil Within is due out on 14 October, and if review code turns up shortly then we’ll have a review for you around that time. If not… well, then you’ll be getting another impressions piece at launch. Fingers crossed, basically.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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