As those eagerly waiting for the release of The Evil Within may know, the game was originally slated for an August release this year but was pushed back to October. In a recent interview with Famitsu, ZeniMax Asia general manager Tetsu Takahashi revealed a few more details about why this was so.
Takahashi stated that they needed more time to work on the quality of the game and also mentioned that The Evil Within will receive a CERO D rating in Japan (ages 17+), and that some of the game’s content will be censored from the retail release. However, the censored portions of the game will still be available for Japanese players via a Gore Mode DLC.
With this DLC, Japanese players will then be able to play the entire game as the creators had intended. Western players, on the other hand, will be able to buy the full game with no censorship on launch day. It has not yet been revealed if there will be any additional cost for buying the Gore Mode DLC, though I think that’s rather unlikely.
The Evil Within will be released on 21st October for PS3, PS4, XBOX 360, XBOX One, and PC.