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Darkest Dungeon II Journeys to Xbox on July 15th

A screenshot of Darkest Dungeon II that depicts a caravan making its way through darkened city streets, lit faintly by amber-hued lamps.

Red Hook Studios has confirmed that its turn-based RPG Darkest Dungeon II will be coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on July 15th. Earlier this year, the game had been confirmed for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch following its 1.0 release on PC last year. Check out a new trailer heralding its announcement below!

Darkest Dungeon II – Xbox Announcement Trailer

Darkest Dungeon II puts players in control of a perilous caravan journey that must contend against eldritch forces that swarm the waning world. To ward against such danger, they will form a party of 12 makeshift heroes who will either succeed or perish as they traverse five unique regions toward their eventual goal of safety. Using these heroes, players will engage in turn-based battles where their physical prowess and mental strength are tested against a world set on ending them.

For a synopsis of Darkest Dungeon II, check out below:

Darkest Dungeon II is a roguelike 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 the apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within…

Gather your courage and ride out into the chaos of a world undone.
Four heroes and a stagecoach are all that stand between darkness and salvation.

Tried and True Turn-based Combat, Improved
The ground-breaking genre-defining combat from Darkest Dungeon returns, but everything from stats to rules has been refined and improved. The all new Token System helps make your decisions impactful while adding even more depth of play.

Unforgettable Heroes
Uncover and experience the tragic origin stories of each hero. Unlock their full potential via new skills, paths, items, and more.

Roguelike Runs, Each With Its Own Emerging Story
Each expedition lasts from 30 minutes to several hours. Even an untimely end will arm you with resources that can be spent to improve your next journey.

The Altar of Hope
Engage with a massive system of upgrades and boons that opens up new strategies for each expedition. Choose what’s important to you as you formulate your assaults on the Mountain.

The Affinity System
As travels progress, heroes bond with each other or grate on each others’ nerves, leading to desperately needed combat synergies or journey-ending dysfunction. Manage their stress and interaction to keep the team together until the bitter end.

Nightmarish Environs
From the burning Sprawl to the diseased Foetor, the long road to the Mountain will challenge your strategies and your endurance.

Explore five distinct regions, each with their own unique creatures and challenges.

A Moment’s Peace
Rest your weary, shell-shocked heroes at the Inn, where you can relieve their stress and try to improve their relationships with a variety of diversions and delights.

Face Your Failures
Journey to the Mountain and face down five terrifying manifestations of your weaknesses.

Signature Art Style, Evolved
Darkest Dungeon’s genre-defining art now improved with no expense spared on 3D visuals, animation, and visual FX.

A Feast for the Ears
The audio team from Darkest Dungeon is back. Revel in an all new narration performance by voice actor Wayne June, a brand new expansive score by Stuart Chatwood, and bone-crunching sound effects from Power Up Audio.

Darkest Dungeon II Screenshots

If you’re curious about what RPGFan thought of Darkest Dungeon II, check out our review, penned by Nick Mangiaracina.

I’ve been looking forward to the console release of Darkest Dungeon II since it was announced, as someone who has logged a significant hour count in its predecessor. I find it cool that players who own consoles from either the current or former console generation will be able to experience this grim adventure if they so choose.

Darkest Dungeon II is set to release on July 15th for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. It is currently available for PC via Steam and Epic Games.

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Source: Gematsu

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

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