It is a massive day for Darkest Dungeon 2, the sequel to Purple Hook Video games’ bleakly trendy and brutally troublesome roguelike. After two years spent grinding by means of the dank warrens of early entry improvement, the game hits model 1.0 later at this time. Furthermore, that is timed to coincide with its official launch on Steam, having undertaken its early entry journey completely on the Epic Retailer.

“We’re thrilled to be again on Steam, and look ahead to listening to your ideas,” Purple Hook’s improvement crew just lately wrote in a Steam information publish. “For these of you who have been with us for Darkest Dungeons I’s journey, you understand we all the time learn the boards and worth your enter.”

The publish outlines what gamers can anticipate from model 1.0, together with “twelve playable characters” and “an entire narrative that includes 5 acts”. A few of that is new to the v 1.0 launch, particularly the ultimate two acts and the twelfth character – The Flagellant. Because the title implies, the Flagellant attracts energy from his personal struggling, capable of tackle the unfavourable standing results from different social gathering members, and gaining buffs as he nears loss of life.

Purple Hook additionally states it has listened to suggestions from the Steam demo launched again in February, paying explicit thoughts to the newly launched 3D sections of the game. “We made quite a lot of enhancements to our driving system, the Valley and first time person expertise – together with an enormous swath of recent content material and options.

One function that will not be out there within the 1.0 launch is mod assist. Whereas the devs state they’re “very passionate” about modding and have “quite a lot of nice concepts” about easy methods to implement mods, it is one thing they are going to “dedicate time” to after the 1.0 launch.

You possibly can see the game in motion within the launch trailer above. I personally discovered the unique Darkest Dungeon a shade too grim, however as defined in Ian Birnbaum’s evaluate, there is no query it is a high quality product, and I might be stunned if the sequel is any much less effectively made.