AMNESIA REBIRTH: First Gameplay Footage for Frictional's Latest Horror Ends With a Bang
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Horror Games
Considering that Amnesia: Rebirth will finally arrive on PlayStation 4 and PC later this month, we still know surprisingly little about Frictional Games' sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which was released in 2010.
To make the wait a little easier to bear and shine a new light on Rebirth's core systems, the team at IGN has released nearly 5 minutes of pulse-pounding gameplay footage for the fast-approaching game, focusing on one of the unique first-person horror's environmental puzzles involving two gates, a candle, and a grenade.
Although the threequel will introduce plenty of never-before-seen gameplay mechanics and improvements — including a completely redesigned sanity system, which will now be one of most pivotal features of the title — fans of The Dark Descent should be able to return to the familiar world without feeling overwhelmed.
"The basic loop remains the same, but the devil's really in the detail," Creative Director Thomas Grip told IGN. "Using the original Amnesia formula has been very important to us as we want the game to feel like [an] Amnesia game. We also want to make sure that it feels fresh though, and combining these two has been a challenge. Mostly it's about changes that might sound small, but have a huge impact."
To learn a little bit more about the core game mechanics of Amnesia: Rebirth, take a look at this new video:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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