After many delays, the sequel to the 2010 indie hit Amnesia: The Dark Descent is finally on the way. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs developer thechineseroom today confirmed the release date through its Twitter account:
So, the secret is out- Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is set for release on 10th September! Can't wait for all you little piggies to play it.
— The Chinese Room (@ChineseRoom) August 16, 2013
The game had originally been scheduled for release on Halloween 2012, but that date flew by with developers Frictional Games and thechineseroom only asking for people to send in audio clips of themselves squealing. In February the devs finally confirmed that the project had been delayed to sometime in the second quarter of 2013. That deadline also passed, but it now appears that the September 10 date is for certain.
Pre-orders for Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs are now up on both Steam and GOG. Pre-orders are going for $16, and the released title will sell for $20. The description of the game on Steam promises more Amnesia-like exploration and anxiety, as well as a “blood-curdling new story.” From the description:
Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus awakes in his bed, wracked with fever and haunted by dreams of a dark and hellish engine. Tortured by visions of a disastrous expedition to Mexico, broken on the failing dreams of an industrial utopia, wracked with guilt and tropical disease, he wakes into a nightmare. The house is silent, the ground beneath him shaking at the will of some infernal machine: all he knows is that his children are in grave peril, and it is up to him to save them.
The GOG page also includes a short trailer for the title, which is full of very dark locations and not much else:
The new trailer is actually more of a teaser than the one released last Halloween, which featured actual gameplay: