Game studio Frictional Games has announced that video game Amnesia: Rebirth for PlayStation consoles are finally getting the Adventure Mode.
Adventure Mode allows players to enjoy the game’s rich adventure story without the threat of monsters or darkness. Aside from that, the new update carries an upgrade for PS5 players, which will deliver a smoother visual experience with the game running on higher frame rates – 60 FPS compared to the original 30 FPS, which was the cap on the PS4 consoles.
Stunning visual effects and lighting in the game’s Adventure Mode will be the same as in the original game that first launched last October 2020. The difference is that monster encounters have been removed and there is more illumination in all dark areas. Players can now just sit back, explore, and solve puzzles with ease.
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.”
Amnesia: Rebirth is now available on PC, PS4, and PS5. Adventure mode is also available for download on all digital stores on all available platforms.