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.