While the big hitters sometimes arrive on the same day worldwide, typically a game's release schedule sees it launch first in North America on Tuesday, then Europe and other PAL regions two or three days later. That was the case with Mikami horror The Evil Within, which was due to launch in Europe on October 16. For whatever reason - maybe the kindness of its heart, a lost bet, or a throw of the die on the craps table of marketing - Bethesda's decided to bump that up to October 14, matching the release date stateside.
The new date applies to Europe, the Middle East, India and South Africa, as well as both physical and downloadable copies across PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Bethesda also points out the game's still coming to Australia and New Zealand on October 16 and Japan on October 23.
The Evil Within sees Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami mix his creaky, claustrophobic brand of survival horror with the psychological haunts of an abandoned asylum. Whether you're interested in the game or not, you should be able to enjoy Managing Editor Susan Arendt NOPEing her way through a demo:
"The eyes move wildly as I move the probe, the head moans and screams. Puzzle solved. What did I unlock? The room I recently left now has a pair of corpses and an angry ghost in it. I hide until the ghost leaves, and exit the room, just in time to glimpse something pink and gruesome at the end of the hallway.
"NOPE. THAT'S IT. I'M OUT."