Purchasers of last October’s The Evil Within Season Pass have had to endure a pretty substantial wait before their $20 investment actually bore fruit. To put things into perspective, Alien Isolation, another survival horror game that was released only a week earlier, had all of its DLC out before the first Evil Within DLC was even announced.
Anyway, after nearly half a year, the first bit of DLC for the game was released on March 9. Titled ‘The Assignment’, it was a side story that ran concurrent to the main campaign. Players assumed the role of Julie Kidman, a supporting character who appears here and there in the main story, as she investigates the nightmarish world of Ruvik while separated from Sebastian and Joseph.
The second part of her adventure, titled ‘The Consequence’, is due for release on April 21. A teaser trailer has been put out, showing Kidman walking along train tracks leading to somewhere called Paranoia. There’s not much else that can be discerned from the teaser, as Bethesda have said that they don’t want to spoil anything prior to the episode’s release.
The Evil Within received some criticism for its convoluted story, which just refused to make sense right up till the very end and left plenty of unanswered questions. ‘The Assignment’ was praised for not just being well designed, but also clearing some things up with the main plot. ‘The Consequence’, but that token, should leave fans of the game with a much better idea of things.
Following ‘The Consequence’, Tango Gameworks have one last bit of DLC to release for The Evil Within, in which players take on the role of the Keeper, one of the game’s primary antagonists.
‘The Assignment’ can be bought individually for $10, so presumably ‘The Consequence’ will be priced identically. The Season Pass, which goes for $20, will include all three DLC packs, so unless you’re planning on just buying one of them, you might as well get that.