The Xbox Sport Cross library is getting a blast from the previous in Could as the subsequent installment of the Amnesia sequence is being added to the service.
Virtually three years after Amnesia Rebirth, Amnesia: The Bunker is about to launch Could 16, coming to Xbox Sport Cross on day one. This fourth installment will shake the sequence up whereas staying true to what made the unique video games so terrifying.
You’ll play as Henri Clement, a French soldier preventing in World Warfare 1, who takes shelter in a seemingly deserted bunker after getting separated from his battalion. Sadly, nothing’s ever straightforward in Amnesia video games, so earlier than Henri is aware of it, a darkish entity known as The Beast begins pursuing the French soldier. With a purpose to escape alive, you have to navigate the darkish maze-like tunnels and outsmart the monster looking you down.
Taking a while
It seems that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League isn’t the one title that’s wanted further growth time this yr. Whereas not fairly as drastic as Rocksteady’s 2024 pushback, Frictional Video games determined to delay Amnesia: The Bunker’s authentic launch from March to mid-Could.
It’s unclear why Frictional Video games delayed Amnesia: The Bunker, nevertheless it was in all probability for the very best. If this psychological horror recreation had been launched in March, it could have needed to compete with Resident Evil 4 in addition to Xbox Sport Cross additions like Wo Lengthy: Fallen Dynasty and Valheim. These are some massive hitters, even for a beloved sequence like Amnesia.
Whereas many can be trying ahead to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, there aren’t many horror video games for the Amnesia: The Bunker to compete with. Because it stands, in all probability the most important competitors for The Bunker can be Redfall. Although given Arkane Studios’ newest will not launch with a 60fps efficiency mode, it appears the vampire slaying co-op shooter can be off to a rocky begin.
Standing out from the group
In case you’re a fan of the sort of psychological horror that the unique Amnesia titles mastered, relaxation assured that The Bunker will maintain the anxiety-fueled story whereas giving this sequence a much-needed facelift.
The setting of a WW1 bunker lends itself simply to Amnesia’s dread-filled environment. The darkish is simply as terrifying because it has at all times been as you rush round refilling mills, as that is the one option to maintain The Beast at bay.
In contrast to the earlier video games, The Bunker has a protagonist who is aware of tips on how to struggle again. As Henri Clement is a soldier, he can deal with and fireplace a gun whereas additionally having some information of explosives. This experience signifies that gamers received’t be utterly defenseless. Sadly, because of restricted supplies, it’s going to be powerful to persistently depend on firearms to maintain you secure.
Whereas having extra company within the subsequent Amnesia title is good, it looks like Frictional Video games hasn’t ventured too far exterior the field to retain the psychological worry championed by the sequence up to now. It is shaping as much as be one other horror smash hit from the developer, and I am unable to wait to play it day one on Xbox Sport Cross.