Amnesia sequel, Rebirth, announced for autumn release on PS4
Amnesia, the scariest game ever made, is getting a proper sequel from the original studio, Frictional Games.
Never mind Resident Evil or Silent Hill, as far as we’re concerned the most terrifying video game ever made is Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Released in 2010, it’s still regarded as a classic despite its age and low tech visuals. Surprisingly, it wasn’t milked for all its worth following its success, only receiving a DLC expansion and an indirect sequel, A Machine For Pigs; the latter of which was developed by a different studio.
Butnow, fans can look forward to a true sequel from the original developer,Frictional Games, and we already have both a title and launch window.
Amnesia: Rebirth creative director Thomas Grip has confirmed via the PlayStation Blog that the game will feature an entirely new protagonist, story and setting, with the main intent being to build on what the first game offered.
WhileGrip did state that this sequel won’t feature any gimmicks or try to reinventthe wheel, it won’t mean that Rebirth will treat the player as if they haveamnesia and offer the exact same experience.
‘…in horror, repetition is a deadly sin. You need to keep players on their toesat all times,’ he said, ‘We’ve had to twist expectations, refine old features,and up the ante on everything you’ve seen from us.
‘As you might expect from a Frictional game, we’re not simply going for a carnival attraction of jump scares. Amnesia: Rebirth is an emotionally harrowing journey – something different, something less predictable. It will test you in ways you haven’t experienced before, and will make you think about the things that really scare you.’
Considering how renowned the first game is, topping it in terms of scares won’t be easy. Whether it will enjoy the same level of success as The Dark Descent and start infesting YouTube channels everywhere remains to be seen.
We won’t have long to find out, though, as the plan is to have Amnesia: Rebirth release this autumn for the PlayStation 4 (no word on whether it will come to other consoles or PC yet). Hopefully, it’ll be out in time for Halloween.
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