In 2016 a grim turn-based roguelike RPG game titled Darkest Dungeon made its way to players’ hearts and minds. The game by Red Hook Studios earned a lot of respect from games media and won several game awards. Naturally, it was only a matter of time till we get a sequel which was announced last week.
While the developer didn’t share a lot of details about the new game, players and fans of the first game were treated with a short teaser ‘The Howling End’:
The teaser features six already known character classes familiar to the players of the first game – the Grave Robber, Plague Doctor, Highwayman, Man-at-Arms, Leper, and Hellion. In the video, these characters stand before a snowy mountain range which might indicate a new setting for the Darkest Dungeon 2.
Additionally, ‘The Howling End’ teaser is narrated by Wayne June, the same guy who voiced the first Darkest Dungeon game. Red Hook Studios confirmed that most of the original team will be joining the development of the game.
However, during an interview with PC Gamer, the developers revealed that the sequel to the critically acclaimed RPG will feature ‘a completely new metagame structure’.
“Above all, we are committed to crafting Darkest Dungeon 2 to be its own experience; it will have its own creative and thematic identity.” – Red Hook Studios told in an interview.
For now, there’s no information about the launch date of the game. However, Red Hook Studios told that Darkest Dungeon 2 will enter Early Access on PC, before receiving final release across multiple platforms. The wait drives us insane!