Initially being launched in the Epic Games store.
It has been 18 months since Red Hook Studios unveiled its brilliant but brutal lovecraft-inspired RPG sequel Darkest Dungeon 2, and now, after waiting for a hit, the game has resurfaced, with the news entering the Epic Store early next year.
The original Darkest Dungein, which was released in 2016, rocked players against an army of Lavkraftian horrors, fighting in turn-based fashion across countless entangled environments. This biggest thematic trick came in the form of a slowly disintegrating frenzy that eventually sent party members to the brink, giving them (usually) negative connotations that make future trips even tougher.
The resulting balance between deep exploration and heroic preservation has become both overwhelmingly stressful and undoubtedly satisfying, the experience gaining a huge following and plenty of critical acclaim.
When Red Hook announced the follow-up last year, the developer explained that it would have “its own creative and thematic identity”, “a glimpse of the supernatural mystery and a glimpse of distorting the world beyond the estate.” [setting of the original]It promised a turn-based combat system with a “significant” [mechanical and presentational] Tune-up “, but with” completely different metagam structure “.
Red Hook is now back on his website with a new Darkest Danwizen 2 update shouting, “Our familiar companions band together for another journey to be forgotten – now Stylized 3D!”! It further explains that its new teaser was “captured directly from Unity, and uses in-game character models and rendering techniques from the game.”
Darkest Darkness 2, which will offer “Fresh Monsters, Bosses and Challenges”, will follow a similar development path to its predecessor, initially gaining access – but at the moment the Epic Games Store temple is glowing and forever gone antediluvian Mom.
A more fully formed presentation of Darkest Darkness 2 will probably enter the next PC store front and consoles when it is internal will be considered sufficiently mature at a later time.