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Darkest Dungeon II Rattles onto Nintendo Switch, July 15th

Darkest Dungeon II provides a variety of situations players must guide their trolley through

Approximately 14 months after graduating to a full 1.0, Darkest Dungeon II is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Players can expect to build their party and pilot their stagecoach on July 15th, Red Hook Studios announced.

The release trailer was part of the recent star-studded Nintendo Direct, but with names like Dragon Quest, Zelda, and Metroid, we forgive you if the port of this dark roguelite flew under the radar a bit. Just don’t tell that to Nick Mangiaracina.

If you’re unfamiliar, Darkest Dungeon II is the follow-up to the original Darkest Dungeon, a surprise hit of 2016. The basic formula is a turn-based roguelite in which you set out from your hamlet in a rickety stagecoach, choose your team and chapter to explore, and hope to fight, upgrade, relationship build, and resource manage successfully enough to see that run through to the end. Nick reviewed version 1.0 last year, concluding: “Darkest Dungeon II is brilliant, stunning, an absolute blast to play, and an exceptional evolution from the first game.”

Intrigued? Below you can see the trailer from today’s showcase for yourself, some brief overview details, as well as a handful of screenshots.

Darkest Dungeon II is a rogue-lite turn-based road trip of the damned. Form a party, equip your stagecoach, and set off across the decaying landscape on a last gasp quest to avert an apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within…

Players embark on a thrilling journey through five campaigns, known as “Confessions”, each featuring its own terrifying boss and pervasive mechanics. The game features 12 playable heroes, an extensive metagame progression hub (“The Altar of Hope”), 10 companion pets with different run-defining properties, and optional thematic difficulty modifiers in the form of the Radiant and Infernal Flame equipable items for those who want less or more challenge.

Darkest Dungeon II has been optimized to run on Switch and takes full advantage of the system’s touchscreen.

Darkest Dungeon II Screenshots

Darkest Dungeon II embarks on the Nintendo Switch on July 15th. Pre-orders are live, and interested parties can currently take take advantage of a 15% discount. Players should also know that, in addition to the base game, The Binding Blade DLC (which includes two new heroes, a special questline, a wandering boss, and more), is available for preorder as part of the Oblivion Edition.

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