Originally released on PC back in early 2016 before making its way to consoles later on, the challenging turn-based tactical RPG Darkest Dungeon has been a hit with reviewers and fans alike, with the title going onto sell over two million copies and Red Hook Studios supporting with additional downloadable content. With that number in mind, it should be no surprise that the developer have just announced a sequel, simply known — for the moment, at least — as Darkest Dungeon 2.
Red Hook are keeping the cards relatively close to their chest at the moment so they don't spoil anything but, in an interview with PC Gamer, they did reveal that while the combat system will return, it has received a "significant tune-up". In addition, Darkest Dungeon 2 will have a completely different metagame as it will be a "a game about enduring a gruelling journey" and not "cleaning up your backyard" like the first game. Finally, and perhaps most importantly for some, Wayne June — the narrator of Darkest Dungeon — will return alongside composer Stuart Chatwood and sound effects team Power Up Audio. You can hear a little of June's glorious voice in action in the short teaser for the sequel, which you can check out below.
No platforms besides PC have been confirmed so far — and the team are looking at using Steam's Early Access program again — but we're obviously hoping that Darkest Dungeon 2 finds its way to consoles, whether that's sooner or later.
We've got the full list of Darkest Dungeon achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Check out our Best Xbox RPGs Available in 2017 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
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