“Not a direct sequel” to Amnesia in the works

What happens when you put together two critically acclaimed indie studios like Frictional Games and thechineseroom? You get a sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent — which is not actually a sequel as much as it is another game in the franchise — going by the name of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Obviously.

A Machine for Pigs is being developed by thechineseroom (Dear Esther) and produced by Frictional Games, which developed The Dark Descent, and is set to release on PC at an as of yet unknown date. However, the idea is to get it out into the wild before Halloween.

“It’s not a direct sequel, in terms of it doesn’t follow on from the story of Amnesia,” explained Dear Esther writer Dan Pinchbeck, and that it doesn’t even “involve the same characters.” That said, he did add that the game will be set in the same “alternate history and set in the same universe” and follow the “wealthy industrialist” Oswald Mandus after his return from “a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy.”

Whatever the story may be in Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, it’ll surely scare the living hell out of anybody who willingly — and not — plays it.