According to an announcement that was made in October 2020, Darkest Dungeon II is scheduled for an early launch release this year. Save for some interviews and FAQs coinciding with the announcement, it’s been pretty quiet on the Red Hook homefront regarding progress on the fan-favorite roguelike dungeon delver.
The first Darkest Dungeon was immensely popular thanks to its Lovecraftian horror aesthetic and tough-as-nails difficulty coupled with high-stakes exploration. Players must make do with the heroes that they have in less-than-ideal circumstances to explore the dungeon, often pushing too hard and facing the permadeath of a party member or worse, a total party kill. The challenge only makes for the game’s victories to feel all the more rewarding, and it’s that same level of collateral damage and close shaves that many are expecting from the second game.