The Evil Within was leaked by an ad banner before its E3 debut, which in turn was revealed shortly afterwards with a trailer and booth at said game convention. Recently, Bethesda has taken to its official website to answer a handful of frequently asked questions about the second Evil Within story.
Catching wind from publication site GameRant, the latest news about The Evil Within 2 and its story comes from a “Story FAQ” update that Bethesda posted on its main site. One of the many things addressed in the update is that it is possible to play and understand the second game without having to play the first… not sure if that is a good thing, but the FAQ explains the situation further.
According to the FAQ, it explains how the two stories are connected — which I should note that this news about the game stands to be a spoiler to the first and second title — the site notes that the second game connects to the original game right from the start.
The sequel begins with Sebastien Castellanos trying to recover from the events of the first title, however he is now struggling with an alcohol problem and is without a job. Castellanos later discovers his daughter Lily, who he believed to be dead, is being used by the mysterious Mobius organization to create a STEM world. Additionally, a STEM world is a hell-like place that is accessible through the STEM device.
Castellanos takes a chance and goes to the STEM world, called Union in the game, and attempts to save his daughter from the clutches of Mobius. It is noted that Sebastien is aided by Juli Kidman, a Mobius double agent who was responsible for bringing Sebastien to the STEM world in the first game.
The site also covers something noted in the Story FAQ that Kidman’s character is another way that the Evil Within 2 will connect to the first game, giving fans who played The Assignment and the Consequence DLC a familiar face alongside Castellanos. But, I should note that new faces will make an appearance, too:
“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.”
If you missed the first official E3 trailer you can check it out below.