Developer Total Mayhem Games shares first details on the PS5 sequel to the spooky co-op series.
A new mystery rears its head in the haunted Castle Rock – that’s right, we have a brand new game to announce! We’re thrilled to present a new entry in our co-op puzzle adventure series: We Were Here Forever. As Antarctic explorers trapped in a sinister castle, you and a friend will need to work together to solve puzzles and try to figure out how to escape.
Since the release of We Were Here Together we’ve been working on our new game. We Were Here Forever will be the fourth standalone entry in the series- with a focus on bringing the world of Castle Rock to life like never before. At the same time we’ve been coming up with great new puzzles, writing the next part of the story, and preparing to bring you an experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole way through. On top of that, it’s been awesome to take advantage of the power of PlayStation 5 to create some stunning environments for you to explore. After two years of development, we’re delighted to present this announcement trailer to you all.
Don’t worry if you’ve never played a We Were Here game before, because we’ll make sure you can dive right in, but if you did, you will find that the explorers you play this time around will look awfully familiar. Have you ever wondered what happened to those who got left behind… or that creepy harlequin, the Jester?
We Were Here Forever will tell you a tale of the past and the future of Castle Rock.. The stage is set – you and a friend are trapped in the realm of Castle Rock with no way out – were you betrayed, or simply not that clever? Be aware, nothing is what it seems – there appears to be a mystery buried deep in the heart of the Keep. Locked up with just a pair of walkie-talkies and your wits, will you be able to escape the Castle… forever?!
Of course, We Were Here Forever is about having fun with your co-op buddy, solving puzzles together, and talking over walkie-talkies like you’d expect. We can’t wait to see what you all think of the new areas and puzzles. One of our favorite things is watching streamers play our games, and seeing how differently people experience the world we’ve created, it’s very inspiring as well. We design our games to evoke a range of emotions in players, from laughter and excitement to the satisfaction of solving puzzles… there will be some epic reveals this time round! But no spoilers for now…
In Forever you will notice puzzles are even more engaging, more dynamic, and will challenge you in multiple ways. Some areas may even defy logic, and challenge you physically while you still need to stay strong mentally in order to survive. You’ll now find useful equipment to aid your escape – for instance, you’ll be able to carry a torch, meaning you’ll need to consider where to illuminate.
We really wanted players to have control over their own adventure within the realm of Castle Rock. That’s why we have designed a storyline that is partially non-linear, so you can decide the order of events and explore the realm of Castle Rock as you please. Maybe even come back another time around and do things differently… More will be revealed at a later date.
The release is planned for later this year, and we’ll have more to share as we approach the launch date. Until then, we have just released our three earlier We Were Here games on PlayStation as well – you can already grab the rest of the games and start your adventure within Castle Rock. Every entry in the We Were Here Series is a standalone experience, so you can enjoy the games in any order. However, if you’re invested in the story of Castle Rock, we’d recommend you play Forever after the others. Remember to communicate well, be observant, and keep your cool – if you can… Over and out.