Always hungry for more, those pesky cannibals! After munching their way through the majority of world travellers, they have turned their hungry eyes (and cooking knives!) towards a new delicacy: mummies! Nothing tastier than raw food wrapped in stuff – just ask the sushi crowd!
The Curse of the Scarab King is the first expansion for Cannibal Cuisine, the Overcooked-inspired couch co-op party game with human flesh on the menu. It’s out tomorrow, coinciding with the cannibal’s arrival on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X, but the update is also free for owners of the Steam and Nintendo Switch versions. It’s the first game by our proud member Rocket Vulture that has hit all major console platforms – huzzah!
As you might have guessed from the above trailer, the expansion was inspired by Ancient Egypt. There’s five new levels where you can chop up mummies that you dug up in the ancient desert, culminating in a new boss level where you’ll face the Scarab King himself.
As many influential anthropologists have noted, cannibals don’t just have a neverending appetite, they’re also extremely fashion forward. You can give your cannibals a fancy new look with eight new cosmetic items that combine flawlessly with those of the base game. If you’re going to hack some people to death before cooking them, the least you can do is look presentable, right?
The Curse of the Scarab King introduces some new mechanics that players will have to master if they want to keep the belly of evil god Hoochooboo full at all times. There’s deadly beam traps that can only be switched off by inserting a gem you need to steal from scarabs wandering the levels. If that wasn’t trouble enough, there’s now switch-controlled bridges that require meticulous teamwork to operate and cross safely. We can hear the sounds of our nose-diving team members already.
If chaotic couch party games with easily digestible (don’t quote us on that in reference to the mummy bandages, though) cartoon violence and tongue-in-cheek humor are your thing, then The Curse of the Scarab King looks dead set to bring you a fun couple of nights.