Announced via Twitter, developer Red Hook Studios promised that Darkest Dungeon 2 early access will be available on PC at the end of October. Darkest Dungeon 2 will have six classes returning from the original game: Grave Robber, Leper, Man-at-Arms, Plague Doctor, Highwayman, and Hellion. The creators also briefly commented on what players can expect from gameplay, “Our combat system is making a return, but we’re giving it a significant tune-up—mechanically, and in terms of presentation. Most significantly, however, we are working with a completely different metagame structure.” However, they are keeping further details quiet at the moment.
Red Hook’s Tyler Sigman and Chris Bourassa told PC Gamer:
Horror is a fantastic space to explore interesting and unconventional ideas, and we have a lot more story we want to tell. Mechanically, we also think we have some valuable nuggets and there is more there that we’d like to explore and build on. Above all, we are committed to crafting Darkest Dungeon II to be its own experience; it will have its own creative and thematic identity.”
They also spoke to the importance of early access feedback, “The ability to get something into fans’ hands faster, kick the tires of the systems, and allow those fans to help shape the finishing of the game are both really important to us.” Darkest Dungeon also had an early access launch that lasted for about a year.
Darkest Dungeon 2 early access is set to release on October 26 for PC via the Epic Games Store. As of this writing, an official release date has not been announced. In the meantime, Darkest Dungeon is available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.
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