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Feb 14, 2023

Darkest Dungeon II brings a fan-favorite character back in today’s “Suffer No Sin” update

From Press Release:

VANCOUVER, FEBRUARY 14, 2023 – Red Hook Studios is excited to reveal that fan favorite, The Vestal, is coming to Darkest Dungeon II’s Early Access release as part of their latest update, Suffer No Sin. Available later today on the Epic Games Store, this latest content update brings the current roster of characters to eleven playable heroes. Darkest Dungeon II will exit Early Access on May 8 on Steam and the Epic Games Store. The full version of the game will feature a dozen playable heroes, five regions, five end bosses, and a metagame hub (“The Altar of Hope”) with extensive persistent upgrades.

The Vestal has been given a bit more versatility from the original Darkest Dungeon, acting now more as a “healer-tank” who is also able to deal significant damage to the enemies’ back row. She is unique in that her healing is tied to her Conviction, allowing her to smite her opponents as her Conviction grows.  Players will be able to unlock her full suite of abilities by experiencing her backstory at Shrines of Reflection.

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. Stay tuned!

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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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