“The Evil Within” video game crafted to be scary fun

SAN FRANCISCO- Horror genre video game master Shinji Mikami is throwing open a door to wickedly crafted terror with the Tuesday release of “The Evil Within.”

The Japanese video game designer known for the hit “Resident Evil” franchise has taken survival horror back to its roots with his new title being published by Bethesda Softworks.

“It is about scarcity of resources; overcoming your fear, and managing to stay alive just a little bit longer,” Bethesda vice president Pete Hines said of the game making its debut in time for Halloween as well as the year-end holiday shopping season.

“It is not just blood and guts and intensity of combat, but the need to run away.”

Players are cast in the role of a police detective mysteriously caught in a deranged world while investigating a mass murder.The character must face “unimaginable terror” while trying to uncover an evil force behind what is happening.

“Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension,” Bethesda promised while describing the game.

The struggle to survive in the game involves a distorted reality with horrid creatures posing perils at unexpected moments, and lots of traps.