Amnesia Rebirth's release date was set for Oct. 20 in a trailer for the game released Tuesday. The third game in the Amnesia series of first-person horror games, Amnesia: Rebirth will hit PC and PlayStation 4 when it is released.
Rebirth is the first direct sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Thomas Grip, creative director at developer Frictional Games, said the game aims to affect players on levels beyond just their fear responses.
Amnesia: Rebirth Release Date Revealed in New Trailer
"Amnesia is not just another haunted house spook-fest, but an emotionally harrowing journey," he said in a press release. "We aim to go beyond simple jump-scares and to affect players on a deeper level. While Rebirth will contain the terrifying encounters and sights you expect from an Amnesia game, it has a lot more focus on narrative than previous entries in the series."
Frictional Games began the Amnesia series in 2010 with The Dark Descent. The game blew up online in large part because of the blossoming Let's Play community on YouTube and other streaming platforms. Its particular brand of horror lent it to viral comedic moments as streamers squealed and squirmed through its dark corridors.
Frictional published a sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, in 2013. Machine for Pigs was an indirect sequel developed by The Chinese Room, set in the same universe but featuring new characters and settings.