Apparently, playing Amnesia in a public place will be a really weird experience.
Amnesia Collection has been around on PC for a while. It also released for PS4 in 2016 and last year for the Xbox One. Today, it is finally available on the Switch, so you can now scare yourself silly on the bus, during road trips, and wherever else you take your Switch. The launch trailer for the Collection suggests your dentist’s office, which is a pretty novel idea–I’ve often been scared while sitting in my dentist’s waiting room, but for very different reasons. The trailer is below.
Every game in the Amnesia series is notable for atmospheric and intimate horror, so it’s a bit odd to see this trailer ultimately play for laughs. Obviously a one minute trailer is no place to cultivate an Amnesia-like sense of terror, but I still think it’s weird to see the tone of the games undercut so completely.
Oh well–the humor is still pretty fun, and if you decide to play them, the Amnesia games will speak for themselves. By the way, the Collection includes Amnesia: The Dark Descent (2010), its bizarre DLC Justine (2011), and Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs. The Dark Descent, in particular, is a modern horror classic and a must-play if you’re a fan of the genre.
The developer of Amnesia–Frictional Games–also made the more recent (and likewise excellent) SOMA (2015). SOMA is currently available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but there has unfortunately been no word about a Switch port yet.
You can get the Amnesia Collection on Switch at this very moment, though. It’s $29.99 on the eShop–the same price as the Xbox One and PS4 versions.