Amnesia: Rebirth official artwork without logo

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is without a doubt one of the most influential horror games of the past decade. With a focus on atmosphere and tension over simple jump-scares, Amnesia managed to create a truly harrowing experience by letting the players stew in their own anticipation and fear. After all, there is no monster scarier than the one we imagine could be just around the next corner!

As such, I am incredibly happy to say that Frictional Games have now announced a brand new horror game - Amnesia: Rebirth. Here's a brief teaser to get you into the right mood:

"Set in the desolate landscape of the Algerian desert, the game will focus on new character Tasi Trianon as she sets out on a harrowing journey through devastation and despair, personal terror and pain, while exploring the limits of human resilience," reads the brief description. "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."

"Retracing Tasi’s journey and pulling together the fragments of a shattered past will be the only chance to survive the pitiless horror that threatens to devour you. Time is against you. Still, you must continue, step by step, knowing that if you fail you will lose everything."

Amnesia: Rebirth screenshot of a dark, stone bridge

That's pretty much it as far as concrete information goes, but what has me quite excited is that Frictional Games consider Amnesia: Rebirth to be "yet another evolutionary leap." Whether this means they've figured out an even better way of getting under the player's skin, or if it's just simple marketing talk, I'm afraid I don't know. What I do know is that Frictional Games have consistently been improving with each new horror game, so I must admit I have high hopes for Amnesia: Rebirth!

When it comes to the release date, Amnesia: Rebirth will be releasing in autumn 2020 for PC and PlayStation 4. You can learn more about it, as well as follow any future updates, over at the official website.