By way of the Epic Video games Retailer.
Darkest Dungeon 2, the long-awaited sequel to developer Pink Hook Video games’ acclaimed gothic horror RPG, will likely be launching into early entry by way of the Epic Video games Retailer on 26th October.
The unique Darkest Dungeon was additionally borne of early entry, having launched on Steam again in 2015. The ensuing pre-release refinements in the end helped make an already unbelievable recreation even higher, and Darkest Dungeon’s punishing mix of dungeon crawling and visceral turn-based battling – during which your staff of 4 misfits is at perpetual threat of unraveling within the face of multitudinous Lovecraftian horrors – launched to vital crucial acclaim.
“This can be a recreation that is horrid in a manner meaning you could’t look away,” wrote Christian Donlan in his Recommended review again in 2016, “a recreation of exhaustion and luridness and of horrible issues occurring in an terrible, terrible place. In different phrases, it is simply beautiful.”
As for Darkest Dungeon 2, Pink Hook has remained comparatively cagey about what to anticipate from its sequel since its announcement back in 2019. We do recognized it will provide gamers “a glimpse of the supernatural apocalypse twisting and distorting the world past the property” of the primary recreation, nonetheless, and that it will have its personal “inventive and thematic id”, retaining some components of the unique however jettisoning others.
Contemporary monsters, bosses, and challenges are promised, and fight will obtain a “vital [mechanical and presentational] tune-up”, delivered inside “a very totally different metagame construction”. And the entire thing is being introduced in stylised 3D this time round too.
We’ll know extra when Darkest Dungeon 2 enters early entry – and a presently unspecified interval of Epic Games Store exclusivity – on 26th October.