Frictional Games announced the release date for Amnesia: Rebirth today, along with an all-new reveal trailer teasing us with what we can expect as we go on a horrifying journey through the Algerian desert.
The title makes it seem like a remaster of the original Amnesia: The Dark Descent, however, this is not the case. Amnesia: Rebirth is a completely different game that’s set around 100 years after the events of The Dark Descent.
You will play as Tasi Trianon, a young lady who wakes up alone in the desert with no memories. As such, you have to piece everything together and find out what happened, as well as figure out what to do from there.
However, the twist is that you’re not as alone as you initially thought. In other words, you have much more to worry about besides starving. In a previous talk with PC Gamer, creative director Thomas Grip further discussed the game.
Rebirth and The Dark Descent will be similar structurally, but this upcoming title will feature new tricks and tactics that will make your gameplay experience not only better but all the more terrifying.
For one thing, Frictional Games wanted to avoid jump scares as much as possible, describing this as “low hanging fruit.”
They want a game wherein horror seeps at the very core of the game’s narrative, especially since jump scares – albeit make you want to pee your pants – aren’t that gratuitous if you look at the bigger picture.
Amnesia: Rebirth will be released on October 20 and will be available on Steam, Epic, and GOG.