A new horror game Amnesia: Rebirth has been released. It is a sequel to the cult horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent (2010). I remember the original game for its excellent atmospheric soundscapes and dark atmosphere at all. The new game is available on various platforms. Rebirth is a successor to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a 2010 horror classic defined by its shameless jump scares; grotesque monsters; and chilling story about guilt, cruelty, and memory. Frictional has gone back to Amnesia a couple of times. First with a short 2011 add-on called Justine, and again by publishing Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, a separate game developed by The Chinese Room.
It uses the same first-person design and gives players the deliberately awkward point-and-click interface that Frictional has used for over a decade. The developers promise us horrific creatures, strong horror themes, gore (such as corpses), depictions of violence, non-sexual nudity, and strong language.
Amnesia: Rebirth, a new descent into darkness from the creators of the iconic Amnesia series. A harrowing journey through desolation and despair, exploring the limits of human resilience.
Though Amnesia is often described as Lovecraftian, Rebirth owes as much to the eerie, decaying grandeur evoked by Lovecraft’s weird fiction contemporary William Hope Hodgson, author of foundational dying Earth novel The Night Land.
A trailer for the game has been released, which gives users a hint about which monsters the main character will face. Fictional is also making a comeback after his performance, Soma, made waves in the industry. According to an interview with Vice, creative director Thomas Grip mentioned that enemies are “much more integrated into the gameplay”. In this way, users can forget about a less stressful mode like Soma‘s Safe Mode.
Amnesia: Rebirth: Gameplay Reveal Trailer
You can’t let out a breath. The creature is only inches away. Its sole purpose – to feed off your terror. And so you crouch in the dark, trying to stop the fear rising, trying to silence what lies within you.
“I know you. I know what you’re capable of.”
In Amnesia: Rebirth, you are Tasi Trianon, waking up deep in the desert of Algeria. Days have passed. Where have you been? What did you do? Where are the others? Retrace your journey, pull together the fragments of your shattered past; it is your only chance to survive the pitiless horror that threatens to devour you.
“Do not allow yourself anger, do not allow yourself to fear.”
Time is against you. Step into Tasi’s shoes and guide her through her personal terror and pain. While you struggle to make your way through a desolate landscape, you must also struggle with your own hopes, fears, and bitter regrets. And still you must continue, step by step, knowing that if you fail you will lose everything.