A new trailer has just made its way online for The Evil Within 2. Rather than focusing on the twisted, inhuman creatures that inhabit Union, the new trailer, entitled “The Twisted, Deadly Photographer,” takes a look another human that Sebastian will have to deal with. Stefano Valentini is “an artist with dark proclivities and unbounded imagination,” a serial killer with a penchant for taking grisly photographs of his victims as trophies, and creating tableaux of the last moments of the last seconds of their lives.

I can’t play horror games myself–at least, not well–but maybe if you can you’ll be interested in watching the trailer below, and read the accompanying narrative written by Bethesda:

“After losing his eye in an explosion during his time as a war photographer, Stefano rapidly descended into madness. His newfound “vision” drove him to become fascinated by the precise instant when death takes a person – that split second in time when people are, in his opinion, at their most open and most beautiful. Stefano returned home from the war with a newfound purpose. But he wouldn’t wait for these perfect moments to arise on their own. Why should he, when he could orchestrate those final breaths? One victim became two, and soon enough he had become a serial killer, photographing each of his victims’ faces at the exact moment of their demise.

But the real world could never appreciate his talents. Stefano was hunted, until he found himself in this STEM world – a world of “pure creation.” A world he could shape to suit his own desires. And Lily is the key to unlocking the potential of this world.

And he’s not alone in his endeavors. Born from an untethered and immoral imagination and sculpted from blood and bone and flesh, Obscura (EN: pictured above) is one of Stefano’s greatest masterpieces. Somewhere inside of Obscura is a story from another life, long before Stefano ever even learned of the existence of STEM – a story you’ll have to uncover for yourself as you explore Union and discover more about the twisted artist behind some of the horrors hunting you.”

The Evil Within 2 launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Friday the 13th (sigh) of October this year.

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