A Darkest Dungeon board game has been announced by Mythic Games as part of The Dice Tower's Summer Spectacular 2020.
Check out the announcement as part of The Dice Tower's Board Game Spectacular Breakfast starting at 59:33:
"Darkest Dungeon is an indie video game that has been extremely popular," enthused Mythic Games' co-owner Léonidas Vesperini. "There are big fans out there, but just the game itself, the universe, and the atmosphere is just awesome, and we... we won't tell you too much for now, but we can just say that this is our next [game]."
Vesperini's description is apt — Darkest Dungeon has indeed been quite popular. It cracked the 1 million sales milestone all the way back in November 2016 and showed no signs of stopping. Currently, it's averaging roughly 5,000 players a day on Steam according to Steam Charts.
A key appeal of the game is the melding of roguelike and turn-based RPG mechanics, all set to the soothing sounds of the game's narrator. Players must not only preserve their lives in the course of their battles — they also must preserve their sanity.
When Can You Buy the Darkest Dungeon Board Game?
A Darkest Dungeon board game certainly sounds pretty cool, but one question remains: when will you be able to play it? According to a video played during The Dice Tower's show, Mythic Games will be targeting a Fall 2020 launch.
However, Mythic Games' Léonidas Vesperini hasn't quite explained how that's going to play out. Considering the company's proclivity for launching projects on Kickstarter, we may well see a crowdfunding campaign debuting in the next few months.
You'll be able to play the Darkest Dungeon board game when it launches sometime in Fall 2020. For now, you can pick up Darkest Dungeon on Steam for just $6.24, a 75% discount as part of the Steam Summer Sale 2020.
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