The lights are on
Frictional has officially unveiled their new game, and it's a sequel to their surprise hit Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Subtitled A Machine For Pigs, the announcement was made during an interview with Joystiq.
It should arrive on PC during 2012, and the game will be developed by thechineseroom. "It's not a direct sequel, in terms of it doesn't follow on from the story of Amnesia," says writer Dan Pinchbeck. The new game will be set in 1899, and follows an industrialist that returns from an ill-fated expedition to Mexico.
If you played Frictional Games' surprise hit Amnesia: The Dark Descent, we hope you've emerged from that fetal position by now. If you have, you'll be pleased (or terrified) to learn that the developers apparently have something else up their sleeves.
A new teaser site (found at nextfrictionalgame.com) doesn't say much, but the Amnesia mention makes us wonder if it's a full-on sequel. Interestingly, if you click on the image, it takes you to this Google map of China. No hints regarding what that's about, but we're curious to see what the studio has in store next.
Email the author Dan Ryckert, or follow on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Game Informer.
I loved Amnesia, but I am so scared I don't think I will ever finish it.
China: The Dark Descent?
Would love to play this, bring it to PSN and XBLA and I'll be more than happy to buy it :)
When I clicked it, it took me to a place on a map of the UK. Scotland I think.
cant wait oh yeah this is awsome ....what is it I dont know what im doing
I cannot wait. It still wasn't scary to me (I have yet to find a game that does), but it was still an awesome experience.
Nice! When I played Dear Esther, I felt something of Amnesia in it, even not being sure what it was... A fusion of these devs (indie devs ftw) like this is just what I asked for. Looking forward to it.
Please be a Mac version as well.
This is some great news to hear. Still need to play and beat the first one.
The title reminds me of NIN or Ministry
Loved the first amnesia and cant wait for more, consoles this time!
I still need to play the original!
I'm playing the first one (still haven't beaten it yet) and I already can't wait for this. I hope they improve the graphics at least, although if they do I can bet it will be even more terrifying.
probably set in China, most likely.