Sometimes fear sneaks up on you. News from QuakeCon – via the game's official Twitter account – reveals that The Evil Within, the upcoming horror game from Resident Evil mastermind Shinji Mikami, is now launching on October 14 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

The date shift brings the game forward in our calendar, a week earlier than the game's originally expected October 21 release date.

The Evil Within, in development at the ZeniMax-owned studio Tango Gameworks, was originally set to scare gamers at the end of August before moving to October. Thankfully, the game won't arrive on October 7, which is already a terrifying date for everyone's wallet.

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The Evil Within (May 2014)

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