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THQ places Amnesia: The Dark Descent in a retail box

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a frightening game. A pants-wettingly frightening game. One of the few nice things about Frictional Games' heretofore downloadable title is that you can at least pretend that it ceases to exist once the computer is turned off. Apparently not satisfied by this state of affairs, THQ's ValuSoft division will be bringing a box-copy version of the game to retail on February 22 for the decidedly not scary price of $20.

The box itself isn't very frightening at all, almost to the point of being amusing. We can only assume this is to lull new players into a false sense of security before installing the game.
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THQ SHIPS 'AMNESIA: THE DARK DECENT'
FOR PC AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Award-Winning First-Person Survival Horror Game Now Available in North America

CHASKA, MN, February 15, 2011 – Enter an interactive nightmare as THQ Inc., announces that the first-person survival horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Decent, is now available for PC and electronic software distribution in North America. In Amnesia: The Dark Decent, players embark on a disturbing odyssey, where the dark corners of the human mind awaits.

Recently developed and made available by Frictional Games in Europe where it has already received the "2010 Best PC Horror Game and 2010 Best PC atmosphere" award by IGN, Amnesia: The Dark Decent puts players in the shoes of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about his past. Exploring the eerie pathways, players must also take part in Daniel's troubled memories.

Featuring a fully simulated world, cutting-edge 3D graphics and a dynamic sound system, Amnesia: The Dark Decent puts players in control of their destiny from beginning to end.

Rated 'M' for Mature by the ESRB, Amnesia: The Dark Decent is now available for PC and digital download on various portals and hits retail shelves Feb. 22nd. For more information on this game, as well as additional THQ titles, please visit www.thq.com.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.