The Evil Within’s third DLC stars The Keeper, and, as such, I was really tempted to do a “play it safe” joke. Thing is, I’m not sure if The Executioner is playing it safe or not. On the one hand, it does away with the over-the-shoulder camera of the main game in favour of a first-person view. On the other, it’s an arena add-on—a series of battlegrounds in which you thwack and slash at various enemies.
There will, however, be some story in the mix. “Initially armed with The Keeperâ€™s signature hammer,” explains the trailer’s description, “players will fight against a host of The Evil Withinâ€™s iconic villains to earn new weapons and upgrades. Set in the Manor House of the Victoriano Estate, The Executioner features first-person melee combat combined with exploration and discovery as players unearth the story of a man forced to become The Keeper.”
The Executioner is out on May 26.