Reddit ad leaks The Evil Within 2

There have been rumours for a while now, but it's looking highly likely that Bethesda will announce a sequel to The Evil Within at its E3 press conference that takes place in a matter of hours. An ad has appeared on Reddit before it was supposed to, announcing that The Evil Within 2 is now available for pre-order (it isn't), while linking to the official Evil Within site, which doesn't yet have anything on it about the action-horror follow-up.

I've been refreshing the PS4 subreddit (where the advert has been seen) for the past few minutes, and I've not been able to make it appear, so it seems to have been taken down for now. Here's what the ad said while it was up:

"Bethesda returns you to the nightmare in The Evil Within 2. Now available for preorder. How will you survive?"

Gematsu reports that it has seen a second ad, which contained the following text:

"From survival horror mastermind Shinji Mikami comes The Evil Within 2. Now available for preorder. ‘The only way out is in.'"

So if the advert is legit, it seems that Shinji Mikami—director of the original Resident Evil, and of the first Evil Within—is still attached, which is great news. The Evil Within was quite uneven, but it had some tense chapters, and some extremely pleasant art direction, so I'm very interested in a sequel.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.