Amnesia: Rebirth Is The Original Developer's Terrifying Return To The Series

Frictional Games is back at the helm for Amnesia: Rebirth after stepping away for the second game.

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent became a quick hit with the YouTube Let's Play community for its terrifying atmosphere and tone. Developer Frictional Games didn't develop its follow-up Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, but the studio is back for the third game, Amnesia: Rebirth, and it's due to arrive later this year.

Amnesia: Rebirth will feature a new protagonist, setting, and story, but it's being made in the spirit of the original game. That means a focus on scaring you above gameplay or systems innovation, and Frictional is focusing on delivering new types of horror in place of mere jump-scares.

"Set in the desolate landscape of the Algerian desert, the game will focus on new character Tasi Trianon as she sets out on a harrowing journey through devastation and despair, personal terror and pain, while exploring the limits of human resilience," Frictional Games said in the announcement.

You'll be moving backward in Amnesia: Rebirth to discover information on Tasi's past. The game's teaser trailer is appropriately vague, with several dangerous monsters and architecture that looks almost alien.

Amnesia: Rebirth will launch on PC and PS4 this autumn. Prior to developing the game, Frictional created the science-fiction horror title SOMA, which built on its knack for atmospheric scares.

Given the number of game streamers and content creators who now use cameras for their own reactions, Amnesia: Rebirth could become very popular with viewers. Fruit of the Loom and Calvin Klein will likely be thrilled, as well.

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