‘Deathwatch’ Sequel ‘Deathwatchers’ Coming to Early Access in July

Indie game developer and publisher Swain Games have announced July 12, 2024, as the official Early Access release date of “Deathwatchers,” the thrilling continuation and official sequel to the horror game “Deathwatch.” In the first game, you were tasked to observe supposedly haunted locations, observe and log paranormal events, and use the tools at your disposal to gather data on any potential paranormal threats and exterminate them if necessary. With the sequel, Swain Games has created a 4-player, online co-op, ‘spot-the-difference’ horror game designed to entertain, excite, and scare the wits out of you!

In “Deathwatchers,” you’ll use various tools to find and log various events, all while trying your best not to aggravate whatever dangerous entities may reside within your chosen location. Once you’ve figured out the ingredients needed to perform the banishing ritual, you must build your ritual and try to banish the entity. But beware, mix the wrong ingredients, and you may never leave.

“Deathwatchers” can be played solo or in a co-op with up to four other players. There are two primary modes of play: the brand-new “Deathwatchers” mode and a legacy “Classic” mode that allows you to play the new environments and locations incorporating the original “Deathwatch” gameplay.

Each investigation and gameplay session is unique, thanks to dynamically generated levels and weather, intelligent Entity AI, and randomly occurring events. The game strongly emphasizes atmosphere, creating tension through audio, subtle spooks, and hinting that something dreadful is just about to happen. What will happen and when it will happen is for you to discover during your investigations! Travel to your destination and buy and set up all the required equipment. You must log events using your event logger, observe cameras through your tablet, set up your lighting, and snap photos for your documentation and archives. You can even earn digital cash by streaming your investigations to your viewers. Can you figure out the ingredients needed for your banishing ritual to rid the environment of demonic threats?

“Deathwatchers” is available to wishlist on Steam now.

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