Amnesia: Rebirth will mark Frictional Games’ long-awaited return to its seminal horror series.
Ten years after the release of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Frictional Games is resurrecting its dormant horror franchise. The Swedish developer has unveiled Amnesia: Rebirth, a sequel set to be released this autumn.
“Amnesia: Rebirth is a new descent into darkness from the creators of the iconic Amnesia series. A harrowing journey through desolation and despair, exploring the limits of human resilience,” the company said on its official Twitter account.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent took place in Algeria, but Rebirth looks to move the action to a castle. This is Frictional’s first game since 2015’s Soma, and its first ever return to the Amnesia series as a developer. (Frictional published The Chinese Room’s Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs in 2013).
Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Soma have been called two of the best horror games of the last decade. Both have been deeply influential on indie horror games like Outlast, and on bigger AAA games like Resident Evil VII. It will be fascinating to watch Frictional Games’ attempt to navigate its own legacy when the series returns this year.