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Feb 06, 2023

Red Hook Studios announces 1.0 release date in May for Darkest Dungeon II on PC


From Press Release:

VANCOUVER, FEBRUARY 6, 2023 – Red Hook Studios are excited to announce today that Darkest Dungeon II, their grim turn-based roadtrip RPG, will complete its Early Access run on the Epic Games Store and release in 1.0 on Epic and Steam on May 8. A free demo will be made available to the public starting today on Epic and Steam for the duration of Steam Next Fest.

The demo will allow players to take the four starting heroes through one full region, challenging them to contend with distinct enemy factions and the rigors of survival. Players will be able to explore either Sprawl (city) or the Foetor (farms). No progression will be saved between expeditions in the demo. The full version of the game will feature a dozen playable heroes, five full regions, five end bosses, and a metagame hub with extensive persistent upgrades.

Darkest Dungeon II released in Early Access on The Epic Games Store in October 2021 and has seen a regular cadence of major content updates since. The sequel to the critically acclaimed Darkest Dungeon expands the concept with striking 3D visuals and a new run-based road trip structure that streamlines the experience without sacrificing the complexity of its systems. Up until its 1.0 release, Red Hook still has a few significant updates up their sleeves, with one coming out very soon. Stay tuned!

About Darkest Dungeon II
Darkest Dungeon II is a turn-based roguelike road trip of the damned. Form a party, equip your stagecoach, and set off across the decaying landscape on a last gasp quest to avert the apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within…

  • Roguelike Runs, Each With Its Own Emerging Story: Each expedition lasts from 30 minutes to several hours. Even an untimely end will arm you with resources that can be spent to improve your next journey.
  • Unforgettable Heroes: Uncover and experience the tragic origin stories of each hero. Unlock their full potential via new skills, paths, items, and more.
  • The Altar of Hope: Engage with a massive system of upgrades and boons that opens up new strategies for each expedition. Choose what’s important to you as you formulate your assaults on the Mountain.
  • The Affinity System: As travels progress, heroes bond with each other or develop animosity, leading to desperately needed combat synergies or journey-ending dysfunction. Manage their stress and interaction to keep the team together until the bitter end.
  • Nightmarish Environs: From the burning Sprawl to the diseased Foetor, the long road to the Mountain will challenge your strategies and your endurance. Explore five distinct regions, each with their own unique creatures and challenges.

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