Frictional Games has announced that a free update is out now on PlayStation 4 for Amnesia: Rebirth that adds a new mode and increased performance.
The Adventure Mode is now available and lets you enjoy the game’s story without the threat of monsters and the darkness. In addition, those who play the game on PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility will now be able to experience the game at 60 FPS as opposed to the 30 FPS that the game ran at on PlayStation 4.
You can read our review of the game here, watch a dev diary on the Adventure Mode below, and learn more about the mode.
What’s Adventure Mode?
Amnesia: Rebirth Adventure Mode is a new way to experience the fantastic quest of Tasi Trianon with its captivating narrative, cool environments, unique theme, and challenging puzzles, without the anxiety-inducing, and very distressing elements present in the original game.
“The game still has its very serious theme and sometimes unnerving ambiance, but the new mode feels a lot more like an Indiana Jones type of adventure in places where it would otherwise be more of a horror experience,” explains Fredrik Olsson.
The game is still the same at its core. Following the story of Tasi Trianon, she finds herself in the desolate landscape of the Algerian desert, battling against her fears and pain as she fights to save the ones closest to her. Amnesia: Rebirth will take you through a wide variety of uncanny environments, from scorched deserts and dark caves to forgotten ruins and alien landscapes.
How is Adventure Mode different?
The new mode removes all life-threatening encounters with monsters, as well as the harrowing sound and visual effects that would affect Tasi’s fear levels. The environments are now lit up to a point where you won’t have the same feeling of claustrophobia and trepidation, allowing you to explore freely without worrying about monsters or Tasi’s mental state.
In addition, Adventure Mode includes a number of bonus puzzles that add up to the experience of a true lovecraftian mystery adventure novel.
“We believe that anyone who loves a good story-driven adventure game will be stoked about this new mode. Not everyone is into horror and we don’t want that to block people from experiencing Tasi’s story,” comments Fredrik. “We did something very similar when we released the Safe mode for SOMA. It was extremely well received and opened up the game to a much broader audience, something we hope will happen with Rebirth as well.”