The Amnesia series of psychological horror games is returning, and original developer Frictional Games will helm the latest entry. Called Amnesia: Rebirth, it will take place in the Algerian desert as the player attempts to survive and put together their character’s past. It’s set to release in the fall of 2020 on both PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam, although no exact date was announced.
The game was teased late last month with a short trailer called “I am Tasi.” In it, a woman reminds herself of who she is and says that she must “find him.” We now know that the protagonist of Amnesia: Rebirth will be Tasi Trianon and that the game will feature her “harrowing journey through devastation and despair, personal terror and pain, while exploring the limits of human resilience.”
While the original teaser was quite short, Amnesia: Rebirth‘s announcement trailer features nearly a minute of gameplay footage. It shows a terrified Tasi as she explores a seemingly abandoned environment and eventually sees an outline of a mysterious creature or person. The press release teases a constant presence that will haunt players. “You can’t let out a breath. The creature is only inches away. Its sole purpose – to feed off your terror. And so you crouch in the dark, trying to stop the fear rising, trying to silence what lies within you.”
Amnesia: Rebirth comes 10 years after 2010’s Amnesia: The Dark Descent made Frictional Games a developer to watch. Its successor — A Machine for Pigs — was instead handled by The Chinese Room as the studio was busy working on Soma. Now the developer will get a chance to return to the series that established them as a talented horror studio.