A sprawling Darkest Dungeon mod will launch this month, with Black Reliquary (opens in new tab) set to launch on March 24, 2023. The mod is a complete conversion mod with the thumbs-up of the unique Darkest Dungeon builders at Crimson Hook, and the checklist of modifications is… actually large. It is foremost a gameplay overhaul and completely new marketing campaign with a brand new setting, new characters, new narration, new music, new enemies and details, trinkets, and new participant heroes.
The story will observe a band of heroes as they delve into the Black Reliquary, a monolithic construction in a desolate desert identified solely as The Valley. Here is how the builders describe it: “Abandon what you assume you realize. The Valley doesn’t know mercy or sympathy, and the trials forward of you’ll be in contrast to something you may have confronted earlier than! End up in your new residence aboard the Flameseeker airship, and reunite with an previous acquaintance from a few years previous, as you be part of forces to assault the oppressive and mysterious Black Reliquary.”
There’s each a story-driven launch date trailer and prolonged gameplay trailer for Black Reliquary, each highlighting the extremely quantity of latest artwork and design that has gone right into a free sport growth. Which, to be trustworthy, is not even what that is. That is some form of free sequel that fell by a crack in actuality from one other dimension.
It’s a lot, and has been within the works for years. It is a type of uncommon mods so completely developed and intensive that it is getting its personal Steam (opens in new tab) web page reasonably than be consigned to a Workshop, an honor hardly ever accorded to mods outdoors of these for decade-or-more-old video games like Half-Life 2.
Shout out to the dude taking part in the brand new narrator, who—a minimum of in these trailers—actually nails the gravelly narration one takes as a right as a part of the Darkest Dungeon milieu.
That and all of the artwork is absolutely what makes me say this looks like a sequel. Not a sequel within the 2020s sense, the place its been 5 or 6 years because the first, however within the Nineteen Nineties sense the place the Sequel would reuse the engine and a few artwork, overhaul programs, after which go ahead confidently into launch like a yr later max.
Black Reliquary be obtainable fully free by way of Steam to those that personal Darkest Dungeon, the Shieldbreaker DLC, and the Crimson Court docket DLC. Yow will discover Black Reliquary on Steam (opens in new tab). The Black Reliquary staff funds the customized artwork concerned within the mod by way of Patreon (opens in new tab), and you may observe the mod’s improvement on Twitter (opens in new tab).
Try the gameplay trailer, beneath.