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.
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I've really been wanting to play Amnesia, but I don't have a PC. It would be nice if it were released on XBLA and PSN.
Can't wait first one scared the crap out of me
Scariest game I've ever played. Dead Space, Resident Evil, and other horror games have nothing on Amnesia.
Amnesia is one of those games that sit in their own spot in my collection. Truly a classic. If you haven't played the Penumbra series, it kicks ass too. Looking forward to their next project.
I want an amnesia book. Seriously.
Guan-di is his name. Guan-you, Guan-me, Guan-di. Guan-di is his name.....
Yes yes yes!! :]
This is great news. Checkout the Penumbra games (also by Frictional) if you liked Amnesia. They were the precursors to this game. Graphics aren't quite as nice but the atmosphere and mood are similar.
The first two are the best. The third one is okay. It has less story and more puzzles.
I'm not surprised. Not only was Amnesia as massive success, but Frictional has already been known for sequels with the Penumbra series.