The Darkest Dungeon site has been updated with the news that preorders for the upcoming RPG have begun. The game is priced at $15.00 for the full game on release or $20.00 that will grant early access to Darkest Dungeon when it goes live on Steam in late 2014.
Darkest Dungeon is, as developers describe, a "hardcore RPG" that not only sees a small party of adventurers take on hordes of monsters, but also utilizes mental stress as a factor in game play.
Characters' stress levels respond dynamically to virtually every occurrence in the dungeon, both positive and negative. Coming across a rotting corpse may unnerve your Highwayman, or may fuel your Crusader's determination. If the pressures of their circumstances become too overwhelming, their resolve is broken, and they will become afflicted with a myriad of psychological conditions ranging from paranoia, panic, greed, or even sadism . Afflicted party members will act out in a variety of ways that impact the play experience during combat, exploration, camping, and even in town. And like weary soldiers who have seen too much, your heroes will develop permanent quirks and emotional baggage based on their experiences.
Order your copy on the Darkest Dungeon site.