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There’s Porcine Panic in the 'Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs' Teaser

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The full-bore frights of Frictional Games' Amnesia: The Dark Descent would seem like a very tough act to follow.  However, Frictional Games have teamed up with Dear Esther developers The Chinese Room for a very different take on the defenseless survival classic, the oddly titled Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.  Am I the only one that thinks it sounds like an early 90's industrial album?

Despite the now-clichéd use of low-frequency brass to trumpet the segue between each scene (oh Hans Zimmer, what have you wrought?), there's a very cool thematic shift between The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs, namely the new Victorian steampunk vibe and a strange obsession with dead pigs (note to self: trademark the term "steampork").  The end of the trailer brings us back to the Amnesia we know and love: hiding from the unstoppable enemies that hunt you relentlessly, although this time there's something very Motel Hell about this particular beast…

 

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