Revealed at last year’s PlayStation Experience, and playable at this year’s PlayStation Experience, Darkest Dungeon from Red Hook Studios is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in spring 2016.
In development since April 2013, Darkest Dungeon “deals with the psychological toll adventurers endure as they brave the nightmarish horrors of the pit.”
Community Manager John Lindvay says they’ve always been fans of dungeon crawlers, but one aspect always missing from the adventures was a realistic reaction by the heroes. “So we wanted to make a game set in a dark gothic low-fantasy world that would begin to capture what it would be like if a human, not a superhero, lived through the events we see so often in RPGs,” he adds.
Here’s the description for Darkest Dungeon:
Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic RPG about the stresses of dungeon crawling. You will lead a band of heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?
Darkest Dungeon is not a game where every hero wins the day with shiny armor and a smile. It is a game about hard trade-offs, nearly certain demise, and heroic acts.
Darkest Dungeon also launches on January 19, 2016 for PC.