Frictional Games, the guys who were responsible for putting together one of the most terrifying games of 2011, are at it again with a brand new entry for the horror genre. Titled SOMA, the developers have recently released a hefty new gameplay trailer to show off more of this upcoming game.
You can check out the entire trailer below:
Intended to be a spiritual successor to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, SOMA trades in the series’ well known fantasy roots for more of a science fiction themed setting. The following is the official description of the game:
“The radio has gone silent on PATHOS-2. As isolation bears down on the staff of the remote research facility, strange things are happening.
Machines are taking on human traits and alien constructions have started to interfere with routine. The world around them is turning into a nightmare.
The only way out is to do something unimaginable.”
SOMA is scheduled to release on September 22nd for both PlayStation 4 and PC.
With how successful Amnesia was (and still is), I have little doubt that this one will warrant a lot of attention when it releases this fall. From what I could tell from the trailer, it looks like SOMA will share a lot of similarities to Amnesia in the regard of controls and puzzle solving. I also do like how the new setting has a very BioShock-like vibe to it. I do hope that this game turns out to be as awesome as this trailer, because I have been craving a new horror game from Frictional Games for a while now.