It might not be a Resident Evil sequel per se, but Shinji Mikami, creator of Biohazard and grandfather to the survival horror genre, has today let loose his latest monstrosity unto fright-fancying audiences: The Evil Within.
Pegged as a return to the historic roots of true survival horror, The Evil Within, seeks to immerse gamers in the once-familiar setting of dread, despair, and absolute fear or what might be lurking around the corner. The Resident Evil series' more recent emphasis on melodrama and comic relief take a backseat this time around as The Evil Within's protagonist Sebastian Castellanos gets lost in a world of chaos and, well, a more genuine sense of evil.
Also, it turns out it's pretty good. Critics are fawning and fans are raving. During the wait for Claire's return in Resident Evil: Revelations 2, it might be worth picking up The Evil Within to tide you over in the interim. Just sayin'.