Darkest Dungeon II Out Of Early Access – What to Expect and Launch Trailer

Written by Marcello TBL

Darkest Dungeon 2

Darkest Dungeon II, the highly anticipated sequel to the popular Roguelite video game, is set to release on Steam and Epic Games Store with its out-of-early access form today. The game features 12 playable characters with a complete narrative featuring 5 acts, each of which is a challenging expedition in which players must assemble a party of four heroes and navigate a series of deadly regions in a quest to reach the Mountain, which houses an imposing end boss themed to that particular Confession.

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In anticipation of the highly awaited release of Darkest Dungeon 2’s 1.0 version on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, Red Hook Studios has just released an epic launch trailer to prepare us for the horrors that lie ahead.

Narrated by a haunting voice-over, the trailer offers a glimpse into the game’s twisted setting and plot, and showcases some of the heart-pumping action players can expect to encounter. The gameplay sequences featured in the trailer depict intense battles and explorations that take place in stunning 3D environments aboard a carriage, adding a new level of depth and immersion to the game.

This highly anticipated sequel promises to deliver an even more challenging and engaging experience than its predecessor, with new content, features, and improvements based on feedback from players. The game’s dark and twisted narrative and gameplay mechanics are sure to delight fans of the original Darkest Dungeon, while also drawing in new players to its captivating and twisted world. With the game’s launch only hours away, fans can hardly contain their excitement for what promises to be one of the most thrilling gaming experiences of the year.

Darkest Dungeon 2

The game also includes several new features and improvements based on player feedback, including improvements to the driving system, the Valley, and the first-time user experience, along with a huge swath of new content and features. Additionally, the game will be supported post-launch with many free updates planned, including new monsters, playable hero origin skins, and ongoing balance and tuning based on player feedback.

Modding support is also a key feature of the game, with the development team devoting time to developing modding tools after the 1.0 release. Finally, existing Darkest Dungeon owners can purchase Darkest Dungeon II at a discounted rate for a limited time. Below is an overview of the game courtesy of Steam and the Launch Trailer.


Darkest Dungeon II is a roguelike road trip of the damned. Form a party, equip your stagecoach, and set off across the decaying landscape on a last gasp quest to avert the apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within…

Gather your courage and ride out into the chaos of a world undone.
Four heroes and a stagecoach are all that stand between darkness and salvation.

Tried and True Turn-based Combat, Improved
The ground-breaking genre-defining combat from Darkest Dungeon returns, but everything from stats to rules has been refined and improved. The all new Token System helps make your decisions impactful while adding even more depth of play.

Unforgettable Heroes
Uncover and experience the tragic origin stories of each hero. Unlock their full potential via new skills, paths, items, and more.

Roguelike Runs, Each With Its Own Emerging Story
Each expedition lasts from 30 minutes to several hours. Even an untimely end will arm you with resources that can be spent to improve your next journey.

The Altar of Hope
Engage with a massive system of upgrades and boons that opens up new strategies for each expedition. Choose what’s important to you as you formulate your assaults on the Mountain.

The Affinity System
As travels progress, heroes bond with each other or grate on each others’ nerves, leading to desperately needed combat synergies or journey-ending dysfunction. Manage their stress and interaction to keep the team together until the bitter end.

Nightmarish Environs
From the burning Sprawl to the diseased Foetor, the long road to the Mountain will challenge your strategies and your endurance.

Explore five distinct regions, each with their own unique creatures and challenges.

A Moment’s Peace
Rest your weary, shell-shocked heroes at the Inn, where you can relieve their stress and try to improve their relationships with a variety of diversions and delights.

Face Your Failures
Journey to the Mountain and face down five terrifying manifestations of your weaknesses.

Signature Art Style, Evolved
Darkest Dungeon’s genre-defining art now improved with no expense spared on 3D visuals, animation, and visual FX.

A Feast for the Ears
The audio team from Darkest Dungeon is back. Revel in an all new narration performance by voice actor Wayne June, a brand new expansive score by Stuart Chatwood, and bone-crunching sound effects from Power Up Audio.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.