It will be available via Early Access the following week.
Darkest Dungeon 2, a game that is equal parts Oregon Trail and Hell simulator, will be released in Early Access on October 26. While we were aware that Darkest Dungeon 2 was close to completion when Red Hook revealed the game’s release date last month, the game’s presence can now be felt due to the video above. Or, at the very least, feel something. Is this… a sense of dread?
To cap it all off, in true Darkest Dungeon form, the launch video concludes with a montage of adversaries stabbing, poisoning, burning, and slashing again your hapless group of adventurers as they make their way through the game’s many levels. If someone were to be stabbed every time they asked the question “Are we there yet?” it would be a realistic portrayal of what a road trip would look like. I suppose that’s all there is to it.
This spring, I was given an early peek at Darkest Dungeon 2, and you can learn everything about the adjustments Red Hook has made for the sequel in my article. In addition, the game has been transformed into a roguelike, which is a significant change from the original game’s dungeon crawling, and the fighting has been much improved. However, the essential essence of the game remains: you can always bank on one of your adventurers’ personality idiosyncrasies to completely wreck your day at the worst conceivable time.