Producer Frictional Games (Amnesia) and developer thechineseroom (Dear Esther) have announced Amnesia 2 is real, naming it Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.
The survival horror game is set to debut on PC in late 2012. The creators are hoping to get it released before Halloween on October 31st, 2012. Mac & Linux versions will likely following at a later date or at least they aren’t officially confirmed yet.
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Dear Esther writer Dan Pinchbeck had the following to say about the game’s plot:
“It’s not a direct sequel, in terms of it doesn’t follow on from the story of Amnesia. It doesn’t involve the same characters. Instead it’s set in the same alternate history and set in the same universe.
Set in 1899, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs follows the ‘wealthy industrialist’ Oswald Mandus, who has returned home from ‘a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy.’ Struck by a destructive fever, Mandus is haunted by dreams of a dark machine until he mysteriously regains consciousness. Months have passed, unbeknownst to the industry tycoon, and as he emerges from his slumber the roaring engine of a mysterious machine sputters to life.”
Here’s an Amnesia fan talking about the game and showing concept art.