A sprawling Darkest Dungeon mod will launch this month, with Black Reliquary set to launch on March 24, 2023. The mod is a complete conversion mod with the thumbs-up of the unique Darkest Dungeon builders at Purple Hook, and the listing of modifications is… actually massive. It is foremost a gameplay overhaul and completely new marketing campaign with a brand new setting, new characters, new narration, new music, new enemies and info, trinkets, and new participant heroes.

The story will comply with a band of heroes as they delve into the Black Reliquary, a monolithic construction in a desolate desert identified solely as The Valley. Here is how the builders describe it: “Abandon what you assume you already know. The Valley doesn’t know mercy or sympathy, and the trials forward of you can be in contrast to something you might have confronted earlier than! End up in your new residence aboard the Flameseeker airship, and reunite with an previous acquaintance from a few years previous, as you be a part of forces to assault the oppressive and mysterious Black Reliquary.”

There’s each a story-driven launch date trailer and prolonged gameplay trailer for Black Reliquary, each highlighting the extremely quantity of recent artwork and design that has gone right into a free game growth. Which, to be sincere, is not even what that is. That is some form of free sequel that fell by way of a crack in actuality from one other dimension.

It’s a lot, and has been within the works for years. It is a kind of uncommon mods so completely developed and in depth that it is getting its personal Steam web page moderately than be consigned to a Workshop, an honor not often accorded to mods outdoors of these for decade-or-more-old video games like Half-Life 2.

Shout out to the dude enjoying the brand new narrator, who—a minimum of in these trailers—actually nails the gravelly narration one takes as a right as a part of the Darkest Dungeon milieu. 

That and all of the artwork is admittedly what makes me say this appears like a sequel. Not a sequel within the 2020s sense, where its been 5 – 6 years for the reason that first, however within the Nineteen Nineties sense where the Sequel would reuse the engine and a few artwork, overhaul programs, after which go ahead confidently into launch like a 12 months later max. 

Black Reliquary be accessible fully free through Steam to those that personal Darkest Dungeon, the Shieldbreaker DLC, and the Crimson Courtroom DLC. You will discover Black Reliquary on Steam. The Black Reliquary crew funds the customized artwork concerned within the mod through Patreon, and you’ll comply with the mod’s growth on Twitter.

Take a look at the gameplay trailer, beneath.