Darkest Dungeon II is finally releasing after almost two years in early access and five years since its initial announcement. To celebrate, Red Hook is offering a limited-time discount on the game on Valve’s storefront. Whether you played the game during early access or not, there’s something new for you in the 1.0 release. If you’re curious about the game, you may be searching for Darkest Dungeon II release date, Darkest Dungeon II Steam, Darkest Dungeon II gameplay, or Darkest Dungeon 2 price.
After the public release of Darkest Dungeon II, Red Hook has included one new playable character along with the final two story acts. The game developer has followed its post-launch support tradition similar to that of Darkest Dungeon. Fans can expect new monsters and hero skins, ongoing balance tuning, quality-of-life improvements and most significantly, mod support from the studio in the future.
Since 2021, Darkest Dungeon 2 has been available for early access on Epic, following in the footsteps of the original game. The gameplay remains the same, with players assembling a party of adventurers and leading them through emotionally taxing turn-based battles while upgrading and managing their well-being. Red Hook’s news post about the full release confirms that version 1.0 will include “12 playable characters with a complete narrative featuring 5 acts,” with one character and two acts exclusive to the final release. The game’s Steam page references the stagecoach and decaying land.
While the public release of Darkest Dungeon 2 may seem like a final version, the game will continue to receive post-release support with free updates, much like the first game. Red Hook has announced plans to add new monsters, hero skins, mod support, and ongoing balance tuning. Players can expect a range of updates that will enhance both the content and the quality of life of the game.
According to Brendy’s early access review, Darkest Dungeon 2 had a rough start when it launched on Epic Games Store in 2021. However, there has been little news about the game since then, and it’s unclear whether that’s a good thing or not. The original game received a lot of criticism from players for making significant changes during its early access phase, so perhaps a quieter release for the sequel on the Epic Games Store is a good thing. The game’s official release date is set for May 8th.