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Amnesia: Rebirth shows off some scares in its first gameplay trailer

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The first gameplay trailer for Frictional Games' upcoming horror game Amnesia: Rebirth (opens in new tab) is now on YouTube courtesy of IGN (opens in new tab), and as you might expect it looks very unpleasant—but in a good way, if you're into that kind of thing.

We don't actually know a lot about the game yet, except that it's set 100 years after Amnesia: The Dark Descent (opens in new tab) and stars a new character, Tasi Trianon, who winds up in her unlucky adventure following a plane crash in the Algerian desert. It definitely looks very Amnesia-like, though: Trianon wanders around dark hallways with nothing but a lantern to light her path, hauls ass from the barely-seen horror lurking in the shadows, and then dies because, whoops, the damn door won't open.

The video also hints at more varied and detailed environments than The Dark Descent, though, and I also get the impression that there might be more to do in the way of mechanics and puzzle solving. It's been awhile since I played TDD, but I don't remember a whole lot of that in the game—but it's also possible that the memories of cowering in the darkest corner I could find from things that may not have actually been there in the first place have drowned out every other recollection of the experience.

I really do not need more of that nonsense in my life, and yet for some reason I am still looking forward to this. Why? Maybe, like tigers (opens in new tab), I'm just kind of stupid that way. Amnesia: Rebirth will be out on October 20 on Steam (opens in new tab), Epic (opens in new tab), and GOG (opens in new tab).

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.