Amnesia: Rebirth Hits PC and PS4 Before Halloween

Amnesia: Rebirth Hits PC and PS4 Before Halloween

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Amnesia: Rebirth was revealed earlier this year, and now we know exactly when to expect it. Thankfully, it'll arrive in time for the spooky season too. It hits Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG, and PS4 on October 20, giving players almost two weeks with the game before Halloween night.

The team at Frictional is calling Rebirth the most ambitious Amnesia game to date. In a new trailer, players can meet the protagonist, Tasi Trianon as she finds herself in a pretty unexpected place for fans of the previous games: the Algerian desert.

Frictional also reveals the game will have a stronger focus on narrative than ever before, but that it "will contain the terrifying encounters and sights you expect from an Amnesia game." You can catch it for yourself in this new release date reveal trailer.

The original game in the series, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, launched over a decade ago on September 8, 2020 to rave reviews on PC. It has since received ports to PS4, Xbox One, and even Nintendo Switch as Amnesia: The Collection, bundled with its standalone DLC and the sequel Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. That lattermost title was actually handed off to another studio, The Chinese Room, while Frictional published the game after it was escalated from a would-be mod to a full-on sequel, albeit telling its own standalone story.

That sequel wasn't as well-received as the original game due to a shorter length and fewer scares, but it was still praised for its atmosphere and some memorable storytelling. This new sequel, Rebirth, came as a surprise when it was revealed earlier in 2020. After moving onto 2016's wonderful sci-fi horror SOMA, one may have expected Frictional Games to have moved on completely from Amnesia, so a return to the roots a decade later is an enticing proposition.

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