Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Bunker is the latest installment in the Amnesia franchise. The title, like its predecessors, is a horror game, and if the name didn’t blow it off, the game would take place in a bunker. Although the game received an official announcement trailer five months ago that revealed the horror aspect of the game, it was unclear what the game would have on offer.
Since the game is nearing its launch, the developers have released a roughly ten minutes long gameplay trailer to give a taste of what’s in store. The gameplay trailer features the claustrophobic setting of a World War I bunker, focusing on the tense and terrifying gameplay. The developers are not messing around, as evidenced by the horrifying protagonist. The dark environment perfectly synchronizes with the ambient noises, adding to the dread atmosphere and lighting of the game.
The trailer reveals that the game will feature an insidious monster lurking in the shadows, as well as a completely silent protagonist with only a torch to navigate the darkness. The gameplay further reveals that the game will feature a semi-open world so that players will encounter backstory fragments in a non-linear order.
It further dives into the map systems of the game with a glimpse into the objectives. As teased in the announcement trailer, it is the first Amnesia game to feature weapons, but it seems like that won’t help you that much because of the fact that ammo will be scarce in the bunker. Moreover, you will have to dual-wield the gun and the torch meaning you can either see around or shoot.
The creative lead at Frictional Games, Fredrik Olsson, said the following words about Amnesia: The Bunker.
The bunker will also have a perfect blend of terror and solid gameplay because it will not only be dark but will also have well-orchestrated puzzles and evil rats who will cut you down if given the opportunity. Absolute carnage all out! Therefore, if you have a yellow belly or not, you will be terrified by this horror fantasy.
Amnesia: The Bunker was delayed by a week last month, and it will now be available on PC, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox Game Pass on May 23.