news\ Jul 14, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Bethesda releases new story details for The Evil Within 2; Don't need to play original

Here's an in-depth FAQ of Evil Within's story.

The Evil Within was a very interesting horror game, it was also pretty ambitious with its story and it got a bit confusing at times. Not to mention, it has been about three years since the game released so if you did play it you might have forgotten what the hell happened in that wild game.

Bethesda will be releasing a sequel later this year and while you don't need to play the first game to understand the story of the second one, they've written a nice FAQ for not only the first game and all of its DLC but also the sequel! If you want to read about what happened in the first game, click here, otherwise, we're just going to go right into the second game down below.

THE EVIL WITHIN 2

How’s Sebastian holding up at the start of the game?

Well, he’s alive, but that might not be such a great thing, depending on who you ask. He probably doesn’t think so. After all the horrible stuff that went down during the events of the first game, returning to the real world should have been a walk in the park for our dear friend Sebastian. But when he tried to get help hunting Mobius down, people refused to believe his story. And just his luck, anyone who might have corroborated it is either dead or missing. So now everyone thinks he’s crazy, and as a result, Sebastian is out of a job.

The STEM world in the first game was a messed up version of Krimson City. Is it the same in The Evil Within 2?

Nope. This is a completely separate STEM world. Called Union, this one uses Lily’s mind as the Core, though Lily has gone missing inside of STEM. (Yes, that Lily – Sebastian’s missing daughter.) Cue Sebastian being sent in to locate her and pull her out. Whereas the previous STEM world was familiar – despite it being an incredibly warped version of Krimson City – Sebastian has no knowledge of Union. Union was intended to look like idyllic Small Town, USA. But the road to hell is paved with Mobius’ intentions, and something horrible is happening in Union, causing it to tear itself apart. STEM worlds require a Core to exist, and with Lily missing inside of the STEM world, it’s beginning to deteriorate. As her mind falls apart, so does Union. Goodbye Pleasantville, hello Amityville.

Will I see any familiar characters in the sequel?

Kidman is a huge part of the story, obviously, but as mentioned above, this is a separate STEM world than that of the first game. STEM worlds are built using the Core’s own memories, and Union was built using the mind of a little girl who has no knowledge or memory of the events that transpired in the first game. You’re going to encounter a mostly new cast of characters, each with their own reasons for being in STEM.

So that means there are other people in STEM with Sebastian?

Sebastian is Mobius’ last choice to send into Union. Other agents were sent in before Sebastian, though we can pretty much assume they didn’t have a lot of luck. After these agents start going missing, Mobius realizes Sebastian might be their only hope of saving Union from collapse. Sebastian doesn’t care about Union – he only cares about saving Lily – but the deterioration of the world forces him into a race against time as he fights to find his daughter before her mind is lost in STEM.

By the time Sebastian arrives in Union, the city is crumbling and the Mobius team has been scattered to the wind. Sebastian can run into them as he explores the world, and (providing they’re still alive) they can offer side quests that lead to new weapons, resource stashes or information.

What is Juli Kidman’s role this time around?

Unlike in the first game, she hasn’t actually traveled into STEM with Sebastian, but he can still stay in contact with her via a communicator device. In addition to being a vital link to the real world, Kidman will provide Sebastian with information about Union, Lily and the other Mobius agents in the world.

The Evil Within 2 releases on Friday the 13th this October for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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