One of the things that impressed me most about the 2015 horror game Soma is how it managed to be less in-your-face terrifying than its predecessor, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and yet more thematically horrific. It’s tough to get into without spoilers, but it’s a brilliant bit of bait-and-switch that really showcases how developer Frictional Games has evolved from one game to the other.

It sounds like the studio aims to deliver something similar with its next game, the recently-revealed Amnesia: Rebirth. Videos of players reacting to The Dark Descent’s scares made it a YouTube sensation, but creative director Thomas Grip told Gamespot that for the new game, “That doesn’t feel like what we wanted to do.”

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