Careening through the night
The Early Access for Darkest Dungeon 2 is right around the corner. But before the fateful day arrives, a new trailer is here to show just how gorgeous and dangerous the journey will be. Buckle your seatbelts, or whatever the horse-drawn carriage equivalent is.
The new trailer for Darkest Dungeon II gives a brief rundown of what a journey through its Early Access will look like. There are lovable rogues to recruit, maladies to manage, and in-party bickering to distract from the demonic foes in front of you.
But also, there’s the carriage. I can’t get over how good this carriage looks. Early impressions of Darkest Dungeon 2 compared its runs to Slay the Spire or FTL: Faster Than Light, games where you take branching paths down a main road. Here, it’s more like choosing the best option through a madcap dash across ruined lands. I love it.
While Darkest Dungeon 2 is taking a new approach to its paths, I’m happy to see it still retain all that gritty, gorgeous art that made the original pop in the first place. It really embodies how grim and dangerous runs are in Darkest Dungeon; where other roguelike games (or even roguelite) made me feel more and more powerful over time, Darkest Dungeon always felt like it was just waiting to destroy me at any moment.
If you’re eager for some grim death and destruction, the wait isn’t long now. Darkest Dungeon 2 hits Early Access on the Epic Games Store on Oct. 26, 2021. May your Halloween be filled with successful carriage rides and hopefully very few descents into madness.