Rogue-lite horror game Monstrum will be getting a sequel near the end of 2020 with the game arriving on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the next gen consoles.
The original game, set on a ship named the Hisa Maru, was released in 2015 and became a favourite with streamers as it had plenty of jump scares. The sequel has taken things up a level and is now a 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer horror game where the survivors of a grotesque experiment must escape a recently reactivated test facility on-board a decaying 1970’s sea fortress, with a single player controlling the monster.
“We were thrilled fans from all over enjoyed the first game, and we’re extremely excited to delve further into Monstrum to give them more of what they enjoy,” said Adam Dart, Creative Director of Junkfish. “While the first title was a single player experience, Monstrum II will focus on a horror experience you can enjoy with others.”
Players will have to “tactically exploit the different environmental and gameplay challenges generated with each play through,” including destructible objects, climbing, or using scavenged items to access hidden routes.
The first game featured three creatures; The Brute is a fiery bipedal monster that has loud, stomping footsteps and that can run very fast, The Hunter is a slender creature that hunts the player but slipping through the ship’s ventilation system, and The Fiend is a purple demon that can lock doors with it’s mind and paralyse the player. The creatures all appear to have been human initially and seem to have been experimented on, and as the sequel is a direct continuation from the first game it may explain how the monsters were created.
Junkfish say that Monstrum II will launch on PC late in 2020, with the console versions, including next gen, to follow.