‘Amnesia Rebirth’: Every gameplay mechanic we know of so far

FrictionalGames’ Amnesia Rebirth looks like the scariest game to release in 2020, and gamers are excited. After the new trailer, fans of the original are even more excited to see what’s to come.

The developers of Amnesia Rebirth recently released a gameplay trailer for the game. The 5-minute gameplay trailer showed off a huge chunk of what we can expect from the game while hiding some of the new features possibly coming. Here’s every mechanic revealed so far.

Match sticks and a lamp

In the game, players will be able to light candles and lamps using match sticks. We’ve yet to know whether this will be a limited source in the game but considering the series has survival horror elements to it, it’s likely that these will be in scarce supply.

In Amnesia: The Dark Descent, players had a limited light source in the form of lamps which can be filled with oil.

The trailer also reveals that players will be able to use an electric lamp in the game. It’s very likely that these will run on batteries. Sticking with survival elements, it’s possible that the electric lamp won’t run indefinitely.


In the Amnesia games, the sanity meter is just as important as the health meter. At the beginning of the trailer, we see the player’s vision get blurry upon seeing a dead body. This means that the sanity meter was affected by what the player saw.

Amnesia Rebirth is going to have the same mechanics. However, we’ve yet to know how players will be able to replenish their sanity in the sequel. In the first game, players can keep it up by consuming a specific item.


In the release date reveal trailer, we get to see the player’s holding some form of a mystical device in her hand. This wasn’t a part of the gameplay trailer, so we can’t explain what this is for now.

From what we saw so far, it seems likely that the device is going to be used for portals of some sort. Players might have to wait till launch to see what exactly this is.

Amnesia Rebirth launches this Oct. 20 for the PlayStation 4 and PC. The game will be a direct sequel of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It’s a must-play for those that have finished the original. Of course, it’s also a must for those that are huge fans of the survival horror genre.

Image used courtesy of frictionalgames/YouTube

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