To further hype up the upcoming release of Amnesia: Rebirth, developer Frictional Games released a brand-new gameplay trailer showcasing what kind of features and changes you can expect from the sequel of the highly-acclaimed 2010 horror title.
Rebirth may be the second game in the Amnesia franchise, but it’s the only direct sequel at the moment. The other sequel was called A Machine For Pigs, but this one was set in an alternate universe with a different set of characters.
On the other hand, Rebirth will have you continue playing as Tasi Trianon, but this time she’ll be traversing through the Algerian desert. Just like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, you have to help Trianon figure out why she is where she is by solving puzzles, which is a trademark in the franchise.
That being said, the developers are committed to providing an all-new aspect to psychological horror in this upcoming title.
During an interview with IGN, Creative Director Thomas Grip said that you can expect the game’s impact to be the same as the previous title, however, you should also get ready to question yourself and your views outside of the game.
What the developers wanted was for Rebirth to induce feelings of dread that slowly creep up and stay with you as you progress through the game. It’s definitely not as graphically astounding as the other upcoming titles, but Rebirth is expected to provide you with an all-new experience that you won’t forget.
For one thing, you can expect your gameplay experience to be anxiety-inducing and heart-pounding, as Rebirth focuses on themes of delusion and confusion. Frictional Games admitted that some of the decisions they’ve made for the game have been risky, just like what they’ve done in their other game SOMA.
However, they have no regrets because the risks they’ve made have led to the results they wanted, which was to leave a lasting impression on the players the way The Dark Descent did years ago.
Grip also says that they worked hard to ensure that the players and the main character Trianon will be able to form a bond, as the creative director says that Tasi’s character is “integral for making it all come through.”
In any case, despite the changes made to the game, Frictional Games has ensured that Amnesia: Rebirth will still provide fans with the same Amnesia experience that made the franchise so beloved.
That being said, there’s so much to look forward to this October, as Amnesia: Rebirth isn’t the only game that’s being released this month. For instance, there’s the upcoming game Under that’s scheduled to launch this Halloween 2020, which is a title that took inspiration from the famous P.T. by Hideo Kojima.
There’s also The Dark Pictures: Little Hope, which is the second game in Supermassive’s horror anthology series. This title is scheduled to launch one day before Halloween.
In other words, horror lovers don’t have to worry about running out of games to play this month because there’s definitely a bunch of content you can binge on.