Frictional Games, the developers of SOMA and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, have been teasing something for the past week. Today they finally let fans in on the secret with the announcement of their next horror game, Amnesia: Rebirth. The first-person survival horror adventure game features a new protagonist, setting, and creature.
Watch the announcement trailer below.
Frictional’s formal announcement tells us that Rebirth is set in the desolate landscape of the Algerian desert, where players will encounter a new protagonist Tasi Trianon who’s on a journey to escape a creature that feeds off of her terror and fear.
“You can’t let out a breath,” said Frictional. “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.”
Rebirth is Frictional’s fourth game, following the 2015 release of Soma, an underwater horror survival game. But what really put the company on the map was their first game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, released in 2010 where it quickly became a huge success. As with the company’s previous projects, Rebirth will feature the trademarks of non-combat and a protagonist with a shattered memory.
Amnesia: Rebirth is scheduled for release in Fall 2020 on PC and PlayStation 4.