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Video game publisher Bethesda Softworks has delayed the launch of its upcoming horror game The Evil Within to this fall.

Originally scheduled to arrive in August, The Evil Within will be available on October 21 in North America. In a statement released Tuesday, Bethesda Softworks says studio Tango Gameworks and game creator Shinji Mikami -- known as the father of the Resident Evil franchise -- "have asked for additional time to further balance and refine the game."

The game stars police detective Sebastian, summoned to investigate a mysterious disturbance inside an insane asylum. Bethesda has noted The Evil Within will stick to a more traditional survival horror experience, where players must manage resources and tread carefully when battling enemies. Some franchises such as Dead Space and Resident Evil have leaned toward incorporating more action-packed combat during recent entries.

The Evil Within will appear on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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