Delayed for polish and to distance itself from other games.
First-person view of a person holding a gun and a flashlight. The view is of a partially flooded underground bunker room with a large wooden barrel, boxes on metal shelves, and wooden support beams.

Frictional Games is delaying the release of Amnesia: The Bunker until May 23, 2023. The reason for this is two-fold. First, the studio says that they want this extra time to further polish the game ahead of release. Second, the studio wants to "strategically avoid releasing during a busy week when multiple other games are hitting the market."

Amnesia: The Bunker was already delayed once from March until May 16, 2023. This shift of a week adds a bit more distance between it and the May 12 release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. While Frictional did not specifically name any titles they wanted to separate themselves from, Tears of the Kingdom is the biggest release coming out remotely near the 16th that would have any sort of an impact. Unless, for some reason, Frictional is also worried about the action-RPG Trinity Trigger, which is coming out on May 16th still.

Frictional Games understands the importance of providing players with a high-quality gaming experience and believes that the additional time will ensure the game meets their high standards. Additionally, the revised release date allows players to fully immerse themselves in the Amnesia universe without being overwhelmed by competing game releases.

Amnesia: The Bunker will transform the horror survival genre with an all-new emphasis on player freedom and exploration in a semi-open world – more than a decade after it was redefined by Amnesia: The Dark Descent. During the First World War, Players will explore a French bunker as Henri, a sole-surviving soldier, and attempt to escape the otherwordly Beast that prowls its tunnels and corridors.

Alone with your courage, wits, and the deadly burden of your decisions, carve a path through the Bunker to collect resources and keep the lights on.
Amnesia: The Bunker is out May 23 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC via Steam.

  • Player choice - emergent gameplay in a sandbox horror survival experience
  • Unscripted environment - objects, threats, and resources, change in every playthrough
  • Adaptive horrid threats - an ever-present gruesome creature that stalks the player.
  • Tactile immersion - all-new levels of interaction with the world through puzzle solving and tool handling
  • Absorbing yet terrifying tale - experience hell on earth in a fictional appalling story
  • Engrossing atmosphere and tension - enhanced lighting effects and carefully designed sound effects for a real horror experience.