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Upcoming horror game Forewarned looks like Phasmophobia in tombs

Ahhh!! I need my mummy

Forewarned - a crew of archeologists with flashlights move through a tomb together. Image: Dreambyte Games
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Egyptian co-op horror game Forewarned was announced on Thursday, and is planned for Steam in early access for both Windows PC and virtual reality. In Forewarned, the players are archeologists who are diving into the tomes of the Mejai in a search for lost artifacts.

Players of Phasmophobia, the ghost-hunting game popular on Twitch, will immediately see some similarities in Forewarned, as both games have a crew of experts investigating a procedurally-generated environment in search of answers while being hunted by scary, murderous monsters.

The thing that makes Forewarned different (and quite interesting) is that while the game is mostly cooperative, there’s a little bit of room for betrayal. In Phasmophobia, players often troll each other, especially if they die and become a ghost. A ghost might follow their former co-workers around and throw things in an attempt to scare them. Forewarned takes this a step further.

When players die, they will be given one more chance to help out as a mummified servant of the Mejai. From there, they can help their remaining teammates by protecting them from the bigger, meaner mummies or lead them towards treasure. Or, they can decide to go full Joker mode and betray their teammates.

Dead players are still incentivized to help their friends, as the crew can sell their treasure to buy powerful tools or upgrade their kits for future dungeon dives. Developer Dreambyte Games will reveal more details on upcoming features and progression as the game gets closer to its release date.