Darkest Dungeon 2 Early Access release date announced

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Early Access is coming to Darkest Dungeon 2 epic games store Developer Red Hook Studios announced Monday, October 26, 2021.

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It’s been almost a year since we learned that a roguelike sequel would be coming to the Epic Games Store. In that time, we’ve featured Darkest Dungeon 2 on the cover of PC Gamer magazine, tracing out how Red Hook Studios is turning the dungeon crawler into an Oregon Trail roadtrip from hell. Darkest Dungeon 2 finds you more interested in investing in a small team of four heroes riding the wagon up an ominous mountain, rather than throwing new heroes into the grinder.

The original Darkest Dungeon was released on Steam in Early Access, but Red Hook says a return to the format is necessary because the sequel differs in a few notable ways. For one thing, the studio has traded the 2D style of the original for 3D art. You can read our interview with Red Hook co-founders Chris Bourassa and Tyler Sigman to learn more about Darkest Dungeon 2’s artistic vision, or why it might be less frustrating than you think.

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As for the price, Epic has yet to announce how much the Early Access version of Darkest Dungeon 2 will cost.

If you need another roguelike to get over you, read our thoughts on 2020’s Spelunky 2.

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