Ten years after the acclaimed Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Frictional Games is delivering a direct sequel in time for Halloween.
In Amnesia: Rebirth, players will take on the role of Tasi Trianon, a woman stranded alone in the Algerian desert.
The game “will take players through a wide variety of uncanny environments, from scorched deserts and dark caves to forgotten ruins and alien landscapes,” a press release from Tuesday explains.
“They must learn how to carefully explore the surroundings to find the clues they need while managing essential resources to keep Tasi alive and dig up the truth.”
“Amnesia is not just another haunted-house spookfest, but an emotionally harrowing journey,” says creative director Thomas Grip.
“We aim to go beyond simple jump scares and to affect players on a deeper level. While Rebirth will contain the terrifying encounters and sights you expect from an Amnesia game, it has a lot more focus on narrative than previous entries in the series. We want the player to form a strong bond with Tasi and intimately share her tribulations. This will not be your run-of-the-mill horror experience.”
GamesRadar once named the original Amnesia as the third-best horror game of all time; The A.V. Club’s critics ranked it seventh on a similar list of their own.
Rebirth is coming to PC and PlayStation 4 on October 20.
You can pre-order the game on Steam, GOG, the Epic Games Store, and PSN.