Amnesia: The Dark Descent revitalized the survival horror genre on PC with its Lovecraftian atmosphere and distinct lack of offensive weaponry. The indie title went on to sell over one million copies.
The sequel to that game, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, was originally scheduled to be out in time for Halloween 2012. Instead, gamers on last year's Halloween got a teaser trailer full of darkness and eerie sounds.
Today, Frictional Games has finally announced that A Machine for Pigs is nearing completion. The developer has updated its website with a message stating that the "final version" of the game has been received from indie developer thechineseroom. It is now undergoing testing and optimization, and is expected to be ready for release "around Q2 2013."
From the update:
How come a game meant for Halloween 2012 has been delayed for so long? Originally we thought it would be a short, experimental game set in the universe of Amnesia, but thechineseroom had a vision that was bigger than that. As their work progressed, the potential for a much greater project emerged. What we ended up with is no longer what we had first imagined, but a fully fledged Amnesia game. A different kind of Amnesia, but definitely not a short experiment.
Frictional stated that pricing, PC requirements, and "more information on the game" will be coming soon.