Amnesia: Rebirth Will Mark the Original Developer's Return to the Series This Autumn

Amnesia: Rebirth Will Mark the Original Developer's Return to the Series This Autumn

Get excited to get scared.

Frictional Games is back with another horror game, and this time, it's returning to the root of its scares. Amnesia: Rebirth is a new game set in the Amnesia universe, and it's coming to PlayStation 4 and PC this autumn.

Amnesia: Rebirth will focus on Tasi Trianon, the character from the recent teaser that Frictional Games released. Set in the Algerian desert, Tasi will have to navigate despair, horror, and probably a few unsettlingly long hallways, if this new trailer is any indication.

If you played Amnesia: The Dark Descent, you'll remember that the Algerian desert is the source of a lot of nasty stuff from that game. With Tasi being trapped there, it's likely things will not be all rainbows and sunshine. A press release says that "retracing Tasi's journey and pulling together the fragments of a shattered past will be the only chance to survive the pitiless horror that threatens to devour you."

Frictional Games has become known for its first-person horror games. Almost a decade ago, Amnesia: The Dark Descent established the Amnesia universe with its moody castle and extremely frightening water monster. And in 2015, Soma put both a nautical and cybernetic spin on Frictional's horror formula, while also later adding a "safe mode" for players who wanted to experience its fantastic story without all the frights.

The Amnesia series has been relatively quiet, however. A solitary sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, was developed by The Chinese Room. Now, it seems the developer of one of YouTube's first big jump-scare games is ready to go back.

Amnesia: Rebirth is aiming for an autumn 2020 launch on PS4 and PC.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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