“I see something long absent in the sunken faces of passers-by: the glimmer of hope,” the narrator of Darkest Dungeon once intoned. Well, there’s hope again thanks to news of Darkest Dungeon 2 coming to early access next year.
The sequel to one of the most compelling roguelike games of the past ten years, Darkest Dungeon 2 has a new teaser trailer out, appropriately titled “A Glimmer of Hope.” That phrase has been recontextualised for this trailer, which depicts a world overrun by the dark forces players encountered beneath the estate in the original.
“You were right to fear the world,” the narrator says in his growly bass. “It has gone mad. The gutters brim with poets, and decency lies burning in the street. But this is not a time for heroes.” We see familiar faces: the Man-at-Arms, the Plague Doctor, the Highwayman, the Grave Robber, and the Occultist, all locked in combat with the restless undead, who have invaded the streets of a town. The teaser maintains the distinctive heavily inked style of the first game, but the characters look more detailed, and each has subtle changes to their look.