It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Swedish horror gurus Frictional Games, with their last release being the excellent SOMA in 2015 (my GOTY for that year).
Over the past week that’s changed, with the studio posting numerous teaser videos on its social channels, clearly getting ready for an announcement of sorts, and late last night the studio officially revealed its next project: Amnesia: Rebirth.
Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Frictional’s creative director Thomas Grip revealed the following details:
What is Amnesia: Rebirth? A new protagonist, a new setting, a new story, but built on what we learned from the original game. No gimmicks. No inventing something completely new. This is Amnesia.
That doesn’t mean that we’re just doing more of the same — in horror, repetition is a deadly sin. You need to keep players on their toes at all times. 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 jumpscares. 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.
As a big fan of Frictional’s work I can’t wait play Amnesia: Rebirth when it launches on PC and PS4 this Spring.
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