Horror fans, creepy fans and crap your pants fans get ready, as September 10th sees Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs launching on Good Old Games, giving us all our first taste of the Amnesia universe since 2011's sequel/expansion Justine.
In AMFP, players take on the role of Oswald Mandus, a 19th century industrialist, who wakes up from months of fever dreams after a "failed expedition" in Mexico, to find his children gone and with a terrible fear that they're in danger. His home city is deserted and there's sounds of a strange machine starting up somewhere nearby. It's time to investigate; with no weaponry - as you would expect from an Amnesia game.
Returning from Dark Descent are the chase sequences that scared the willies out of many a PC gamer a few years back but AMFP has improved AI for less predictable movements and added much larger, open environments to explore. There's also dream sequences to contend with, as the mystery of what's going on in this Victorian town is slowly revealed.
Of course pigs feature, but it's not quite clear how as of yet. Presumably from the closing section of the video below, they're some how anthropomorphised, perhaps in some reverse version of Animal Farm?
With all the children missing, it seems likely that the "machine" is doing something horrific that involves everyone. It's up to us to find out what.
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs is available to preorder now on GoG for $15.99.