Darkest Dungeon II Release Forest Encounter

Those who have played Darkest Dungeon II since its Early Access release are getting some exciting news for today. According to developer Red Hook Studios, Darkest Dungeon II will soon leave Early Access and release in its completed state on May 8. The game will drop on both Steam and the Epic Games Store that day. Additionally, the developers have decided to release a new demo for Darkest Dungeon II today for Steam Next Fest, and it will remain available until the event concludes on February 13. Players can also try out this demo on the Epic Games Store if they wish.

In a press release, Red Hook Studios stated that this Darkest Dungeon II demo will feature one full region for players to explore. This region will include “distinct enemy factions” for players to tackle with their four heroes in addition to two explorable locations. These come in the form of a city area named Sprawl and a corrupted stretch of farmland known as the Foetor. When playing the demo, note that “no progression will be saved between expeditions.”

Darkest Dungeon II gets a release date and demo

Once the final game releases in May, players will naturally have access to quite a bit more content compared to the demo. This content includes a dozen heroes to control, five fleshed-out regions, and five bosses to fight in the endgame. In addition, players can make use of “a metagame hub with extensive persistent upgrades.”

Before Darkest Dungeon II sees its official launch in a few months, Red Hook Studios plans on dropping a few more major updates for the Early Access version for fans to chew on. The developer specifically teased that it will release one of these updates very soon, so players can look forward to whenever that arrives. Until then, fans can enjoy everything that the demo has to offer while it remains available.

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Daniel Pinheiro
Daniel is a games journalist who is deeply passionate about the medium and the impact it can have on our lives. He is open to all kinds of genres, but has a particular affinity for platformers and beat 'em ups. He also helped back the Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101: Remastered.

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