Earlier this week, Bethesda Softworks released a new trailer for its survival horror game, The Evil Within 2. The new trailer gives us a first-hand look into one of the main antagonists for the new game, Stefano Valentini. From the information given in the trailer, this villain is taking fine arts to an all new level of gruesome.
According to a post on Bethesda’s blog:
Not only will Sebastian have to contend with the myriad horrific creatures waiting for him in The Evil Within 2, he’ll also have to deal with the human “monsters” who have made their way into the new STEM world. Wretched creatures like Stefano Valentini, an artist with dark proclivities and unbounded imagination. You’ll see examples of his work scattered throughout Union – from grisly photographs of his victims, to the “moment of death” tableaus he creates, capturing the last seconds of a person’s life in a tangible, looping scene.
Stefano was once a war photographer that lost his eye after a massive explosion. After this, he becomes madly obsessed with capturing the few final moments before death takes place. This disturbed photographer is only one of the monstrous villains players can expect to meet in The Evil Within 2. The game largely takes place in STEM world, an alternate dimension, which is inhabited by monsters. Stefano is one of the dimensions “human monsters”, and only time will tell what other creations the dev team have cooked up.
The Evil Within 2 was announced by Bethesda at their E3 2017 conference earlier this summer. While Resident Evil creator and director of The Evil Within, Shinji Mikami, isn’t directing the title, he is staying on as a producer. The next installment of the Evil Within franchise is set to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this fall on October 13th (and, yes, that is a Friday)!