Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Announced

February 23, 2012

Don’t be fooled; this isn’t the title of a new black metal album. According to Joystiq, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is instead the next big game from Frictional Games, who are best know for, you guessed it, Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Set some sixty years after The Dark Descent, A Machine for Pigs re-imagines the world of Amnesia as it would look come the turn of the twentieth century, abandoning Gothic architecture and dusty stone basements in favour of steam fueled machinations and Victorian era smokey chimney tops.

Though still early in development, Frictional Games has roped in the support of Dear Esther writer Dan Pinchbeck to help craft this new rendition of Amnesia, and the story to best fit the universe, of which revolves around Oswald Mandus, a sickly industrial tycoon plagued with nightmarish visions of dark, indistinguishable machines.

Currently slated for PC, Mac and Linux, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is targetting a pre-Halloween launch later this year. Rocket Chainsaw will be sure to have more on this pants wetting sequel as soon as possible.