SOMA developer Frictional Games’ latest explore the depths of scary, Amnesia: Rebirth, will be making its way to PC and PS4 in the nick of time for Halloween, introducing on 20th October.
Amnesia: Rebirth is the follow-up to Frictional’s seminal scary effort, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a game that commemorates its tenth anniversary this year (2013’s Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs was established by Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture studio The Chinese Room). It’s all alter this time though, and Rebirth follows the adversities of brand-new lead character Tasi Trianon as she travels across the Algerian desert pulling together the pieces of her shattered past.
There’s expedition to be done, puzzles to be solved, and limited mental and physical resources to be managed, with Frictional assuring a plunge through a range of “extraordinary environments, from burnt deserts and dark caves to forgotten ruins and alien landscapes.”
Frictional’s creative director Thomas Grip states that, rather than delivering “just another haunted home spook-fest”, Rebirth sets gamers on an “emotionally painful journey” with a much greater concentrate on story than previous entries in the series.
Amnesia: Rebirth – which has a hard act to follow after Frictional’s remarkable deep-sea horror SOMA – has actually stayed rather enigmatic given that its initial reveal; nevertheless, there’s a bit more to be gleaned from its new release date trailer, which should tide you over up until its 20th October arrival on PC (via Steam, GOG, and Epic) and PlayStation 4.