The Evil Within is shaping up to be one hell of a ride with some seriously scary moments. The game was originally aiming for an August release date but has since been pushed back to October. In an interview with Famitsu, the ZeniMax Asia general manager Tetsu Takahashi, explained why the delay was necessary due to censorship.
Takahashi stated that the delay would allow them to add to the quality of the game but also that it had been given a CERO D rating in Japan (17+). This means that some of the violence and gore had to be cut from the retail version of the game, but fear not! The censored parts will be available to Japanese players to download via the Gore Mod DLC. Whether players will have to pay for this is unknown at this time.
Luckily, Western gamers will be able to play the game without any censorship and so their copies will be unaltered.
The Evil Within is due to be released on October 21st in North America, October 23rd in Australia, and October 23rd in Europe. It will be available to play on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.