Amnesia: Rebirth is set to drop next month. The first direct sequel in Frictional’s Amnesia series continues to impress in early footage.
Amnesia: Rebirth is the first direct sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Obviously, A Machine for Pigs was the first follow-up, but it’s an indirect sequel and wasn’t developed by Frictional Games. Instead, the team published it and worked on Soma. Now, they’re finally back with a true sequel and it looks as terrifying as ever. Check out the new release date trailer below.
Its been five years since Frictional released a game. Of course, when your output is as great as this studio’s it’s hard to argue with their development cadence. And, Amnesia: Rebirth looks to continue that trail of quality. Not only is this game bringing the spooks, but it looks great too.
That early scene where the player exits a plane into a desert is particularly striking. It’s been a while since I’ve played the original Amnesia, but I remember it as a dark and brooding game. Obviously, that comes later in the trailer, but it was pretty striking to see the sunlight in this trailer. I’m intrigued to see if this is just a one-off or if the team is exploring some new environments.
Once things get suitably gloomy, the trailer begins to show off more of what I’d expect from a new Amnesia game. The constant struggle to keep a light on as you navigate dark hallways and avoid monsters is what these games are all about. I’m sure I’m not the only Amnesia fan that can’t wait to see where Frictional takes us for this journey.
Amnesia: Rebirth comes to PC and PS4 on October 20.