Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs to Terrify PC Gamers Later This Year
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is Frictional Games' next project in collaboration with thechineseroom, but don't let the awkward title confuse you. This is a turn of the century horror game set 60 years after the events of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and if we're lucky enough, it'll scare the pants right out of us this Halloween 2012. Set in the same universe as the first game, A Machine for Pigs features a new character to dive into, in Victorian London. It's 1899, and wealthy capitalist Oswald Mandus finds himself waking up from a deep coma, plagued with disturbing images about a mysterious machine. The machine, we're told, isn't imaginary - it haunts Mandus in the real world and becomes a malevolent menace.
A Machine for Pigs promises to be just as frightening as the first, but offers some changes to the gameplay to keep fans on their toes. "People going in will not know what to expect," says Frictional Games' Thomas Grip. While the exact details aren't available yet, what's tremendously exciting about this indirect sequel is the talent behind the game - pour the efforts of Dear Esther's unconventional take on gameplay and Amnesia's run-for-your-life shocks into one potentially horrifying combination, and we could be looking at one of this year's finest FPS suspense titles. "If we don't get as many cool YouTube videos of people having fits, then I'll be disappointed," says Dan Pinchbeck of thechineseroom. PC gamers, get ready to be terrified.