A new trailer is also available, teasing some of the in-game character models.
Red Hook Studios has released a new teaser trailer for Darkest Dungeon 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to its insane dungeon crawler. It will enter early access for PC on the Epic Games Store in 2021, during which it will be exclusive to the storefront. Check out the teaser below.
Don’t worry though – it will be available on other storefronts at launch. Over on Steam, producer John Lindvay has answered several questions about the duration of early access, noting that the yearlong period is a “good goal which allows for lots of additions and refinements but also doesn’t become a perpetual Early Access product.” However, he also noted that this duration isn’t set in stone since the team wants to be able to respond to feedback.
The overall content coming to early access is also unknown (though the developer is aiming for 60 percent of total content) but there will be a narrator with Wayne June making a return. Furthermore, the visuals will be in 3D with hand-drawn textures with some models shown in the teaser. “Thanks to this change, we’re able to bring more life to the characters and amp up the FX, while preserving the classic DD combat presentation. The teaser uses in-game character models and is rendered right out of Unity!”
Overall, Darkest Dungeon 2 is looking to be even bigger and more terrifying in scope than the first. Stay tuned for more details on its launch date, along with overall content, in the coming months.