Amnesia’s latest venture, The Bunker, was originally planned to release this month but was recently delayed back to May 16th. Developed by Frictional Games, the game is a semi-open world sandbox title set during World War I. Players will also be armed with a gun for the first time in the series, a departure from what players usually have.
The Bunker places you in control of Henri Clement, a French solder left behind and trapped in an abandoned bunker. Alone, and with no help, he must explore the maze-like locale, using everything at their disposal to outrun the beast that stalks the dark hallways and corridors. With Amnesia: The Bunker’s release in a couple of months, hopefully, we can see some more gameplay trailers that show off more of what’s going on in-game. Frictional has also shown off several screenshots, which you can see below.
Here are some new screenshots from Amnesia: The Bunker
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Today, though, the game’s seen some new info released about Amnesia: The Bunker’s maps and structure. The game’s bunker will also double as a hub and safe haven for the player… almost. Sure, you can save and plan your next course of action, but that generator needs to stay on, lest you leave yourself exposed to various threats as you explore.
Fredrik Olsson, creative lead on Amnesia: The Bunker, offered some comments relating to the game’s progression and exploration, adding to this.
While some tasks require completion to finish the game, it is up to the player to identify, prioritize and then judge how to best complete them. This exploration must be balanced against the dynamic threat that haunts the player, capable of emerging at any moment based on their actions. As such, the gameplay is highly player-driven and significantly different from previous games that relied on a more linear path.
Regarding the game’s general world, Olsson comments on the environmental variety, saying that while the environment may not be as large or diverse as Amnesia: Rebirth, the various sub-sections of the Bunker have their unique characteristics and ambiance. What’s more, there are also a few non-bunker environments for the player to experience in other places, so the environments will stay varied despite the “limitation” set by the narrative.
We’ll continue to update as more news on Amnesia: The Bunker, and its content, including trailers, DLC, updates, and more, is released. Amnesia: The Bunker is set to release on May 16th for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.