Darkest Dungeon 2 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Darkest Dungeon 2 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Turn-Based RPGs in 2021: 14 Games to Look Out For https://www.gameskinny.com/9v1h2/turn-based-rpgs-in-2021-14-games-to-look-out-for https://www.gameskinny.com/9v1h2/turn-based-rpgs-in-2021-14-games-to-look-out-for Wed, 17 Feb 2021 11:13:02 -0500 Ethan Anderson

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Rogue Lords

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Rogue Lords is one of those games where you're unquestionably playing as the "bad guys" in the story. As the title suggests, it's a roguelike in which you literally take control of the Devil and his forces of evil.

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Your party will be full of characters like the Headless Horseman, Dracula, Bloody Mary, and more as you aim to terrorize brave mortals known as Demon Hunters in this somewhat humorous plot. It's one fans of both horror and RPGs will want to keep an eye on. 

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There are plenty of RPGs, turn-based or otherwise, launching in 2021. This list doesn't exactly name all of them, so let us know in the comments below if we missed anything you're really looking forward to!

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Fuga: Melodies of Steel

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Delays have been coming for plenty of games recently, and unfortunately, Fuga: Melodies of Steel is no exception. With an original release window of late 2019, it eventually got delayed to 2020, then again to 2021.

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The game is being developed and published by CyberConnect2. These days, the company is best known for their Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series, but Fuga is a turn-based RPG set in wartime, so there are almost no similarities between the two.

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Fuga: Melodies of Steel follows the story of children living in a war-torn land. In true anime fashion, the children stumble upon a tank that they soon use to fight back against the forces that have invaded their home. Hopefully, we'll learn more about it soon. 

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Loop Hero

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If you're into card games and roguelikes, then Loop Hero is definitely one of the RPGs that you should be looking out for this year. It's a deck-builder with an interesting twist.

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Each level has a pre-determined path that the hero must take in order to complete it. The path is made up of multiple tiles, and the player decides what goes on in each tile by using cards that the game deals.

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The cards can contain monsters, power-ups, buildings, and much more. To succeed, you'll need to cleverly plot a path in order for the hero to survive each loop. If Loop Hero has you even the slightest bit interested, you can try it out for yourself through the demo on Steam.

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Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

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This is a bit of a weird entry because Disgaea 6 already launched in Japan on January 28, 2021. With that said, Nippon Ichi Software recently released a character trailer to build hype for the game's western launch, while also providing some details for non-Japanese fans.

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It's been six years since the last Disgaea game, and in this entry, the plot focuses on a zombie named Zed and his sister Bieko. The sibling's journey through the Netherworld after a God of Destruction threatens their way of life.

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Disgaea 6 offers gameplay features that could help ease new players into the long series, just in case you were thinking of starting at the sixth entry. With Auto, Retry, and Replay options for combat, battles can be as easy or as difficult as you want them to be.

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Wolfstride

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Wolfstride seems so over-the-top in such a good way. It's got plenty of style in all 39 seconds of its only trailer. Developer OTA IMON Studios and publisher Raw Fury haven't shown off very much of the game yet, but it's still an RPG that you should look out for this year.

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The main trio of characters includes an ex-Yakuza, a rookie combat pilot, and a grizzled mechanic. They come together to form a team for the Ultimate Mech Tournament. It sounds like a wild anime plot you'll be able to play through.

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When you aren't upgrading/customizing your mechs or competing, you'll be exploring Rain City as you build relationships with its citizens. There's more to this game than meets the eye, and with that art style, you'll want to see all of it.

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Shin Megami Tensei V

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Here's another entry with little to no details whatsoever provided by the developer. ATLUS announced Shin Megami Tensei V last summer during a short Nintendo Direct that focused solely on third-party releases.

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Since then, there's been no buzz at all surrounding the game. Even today's 50-minute long Nintendo Direct had no mention of it whatsoever. That being said, there'll still be plenty of chances for ATLUS to surprise fans with more info on the fifth mainline entry in the SMT franchise throughout the year.

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The only thing that we know for sure at this point is that SMT V will have a simultaneous worldwide release, which is a welcome surprise for an ATLUS game.

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Darkest Dungeon 2

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Darkest Dungeon came out back in 2015, and now, Darkest Dungeon 2 is "welcoming" players back to a new, nightmarish dungeon, six years later.

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Developer Red Hook Studios hasn't provided much info on the sequel just yet, but the turn-based roguelike RPG will be available in Early Access on the Epic Games Store at some point this year. Hopefully. 

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Darkest Dungeon 2 will be exclusive to the EGS throughout its Early Access run, and no console plans have been finalized just yet, even though the original is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch.

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King's Bounty II

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Here's another RPG that puts real emphasis on player choice. King's Bounty II wants fans to feel as though there's weight to every decision that they make.

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The game has players assume the role of one of three main characters, each with their own unique tale to tell. All three stories are full of non-linear plot points, tough moral choices, and a number of classes to choose from. All of this is in a world that mixes realism and fantasy.

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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

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This is another RPG that started out with a successful Kickstarter campaign, and developer Owlcat Games intends to give fans exactly what they crowdfunded this summer.

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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a classic CRPG that draws players into the demon-infested realm of Sarkoris, where they'll be tasked with fighting back hordes of creatures in a righteous crusade.

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As the game progresses, players will be faced with plenty of choices as they're literally given control of the Fifth Crusade — a fierce push against the demons.

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If you're a Kickstarted backer, you can even get some hands-on time with the game in the backer-only beta ahead of its official launch.

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Black Book

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A lot of us know about the bigger names in the land of RPGs, but what about some of the smaller, indie turn-based RPGs coming in 2021? Kickstarter game Black Book falls into that category.

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Developer Morteshka and publisher HypeTrain Digital have come together to create a narrative-driven card combat RPG set in a world where mythical creatures and humans live alongside one another.

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Black Book's setting is rooted in Slavic folk tales, with players following a sorceress named Vasilisa as she aims to obtain the mysterious Black Book — an artifact said to grant any wish.

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The game doesn't have a release date just yet, but it's set to launch in the first quarter of 2021.

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Cris Tales

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Time travel is always a cool and interesting mechanic in games  unless it becomes overly complicated. Cris Tales is aiming to keep things relatively simple with gameplay features that allow players to see into the past, make decisions in the present, and watch the future change on-screen all at once.

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Cris Tales tells the tale of Crisbell. That's a bit of a tongue-twister, but the young heroine sets out on a journey in the land of Crystallis in order to stop the Time Empress.

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The game was originally slated for a 2020 launch, but after two delays, here's hoping that it hits its current summer 2021 release window.

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Digimon Survive

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Digimon is back once again. This time, it feels like pure nostalgia coated in a fresh, new coat of paint. Digimon Survive even borrows small story beats from the original anime.

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Saki, Takuma, and their friends are spending time at a summer camp when boredom forces them to venture out into the wild. They eventually end up in a different world after walking through a mysterious shrine. And of course, they meet Digimon once they arrive.

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Digimon Survive is a tactical RPG that provides both turn-based combat and choice-filled "Drama Parts" containing Persona-style social bond systems.

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The game is presented as a somewhat ominous trip to the digital world, with "death and danger" waiting for the children as they attempt to return home.

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Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

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League of Legends currently has over 140 Champions, each with unique lore, personalities, and more. With a roster size that size and the game's everlasting popularity, it really should come as no surprise that a few spin-offs are in the works.

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They were inevitable, really.

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Of those 140 characters, Ruined King has players following just Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Pyke, Ahri, and Yasuo. It's a turn-based adventure that will take place in Bilgewater and the Shadow Isles as the mysterious Black Mist approaches. It's currently set for an "early" 2021 release, though no exact date has been shared yet. 

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BRAVELY DEFAULT II

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No surprise here. If you're looking to scratch that turn-based RPG itch as soon as possible, Bravely Default II is your best option. The release date is right around the corner, and this will be the series' first entry on a home console.

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This sequel tells the story of Seth, Gloria, Elvis, and Adelle. Together, they're known as the Heroes of Light. Series veterans will be pleased to know that these heroes have many Jobs, as the signature customizable Bravely Default class system returns.

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If you want to get a little taste of what to expect, you can download the five-hour demo right now on the Nintendo eShop.

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Bravely Default II launches on Feb. 26, so fans of the first two entries won't have to wait much longer to get their hands on the full game.

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There are so many promising RPGs launching in 2021 that those with turn-based gameplay can be made into a list all on their own. (We have a separate one for other notable titles coming soon). 

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2020 gave us turn-based gems like Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Wasteland 3, and Ikenfell. So, what is there to look forward to this year?

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Bravely Default II is one of the most talked-about releases under that category at this point, but there will be plenty more to see in the coming months. Read on to see 14 new upcoming turn-based RPGs that you should keep an eye out for.

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Darkest Dungeon 2 Early Access Arrives in 2021 https://www.gameskinny.com/y98vj/darkest-dungeon-2-early-access-arrives-in-2021 https://www.gameskinny.com/y98vj/darkest-dungeon-2-early-access-arrives-in-2021 Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:53:33 -0400 GS_Staff

Remember when Darkest Dungeon 2 was announced about 500 years ago in 2019? It's ok if you don't; there's been nothing from developer Red Hook Studios on the sequel to the indie dungeon-crawling RPG in that time. However, Red Hook has broken its silence by sharing news that Darkest Dungeon 2 will release in Early Access in 2021. 

The news comes from a post on the official Darkest Dungeon Twitter account. An exact date for the Early Access release wasn't shared, but the trailer that accompanied the announcement revealed that Darkest Dungeon 2 will release on the Epic Games Store first. 

A follow-up tweet from the developers said that the game will remain exclusive to the EGS throughout Early Access, only releasing "on other PC storefronts" at full launch, whenever that may be. That same tweet said that Red Hook has "not finalized our console plans yet," meaning that any consoles ports, such as one for the Nintendo Switch, may still be a ways off. 

We hoped that the hard-as-nails horror-tinged RPG would release sometime in 2020, but it looks like fans will have to wait just a bit longer. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Darkest Dungeon 2, including its release date, in the coming months. 

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15 Upcoming Horror Video Games to be Excited About in 2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/xdgw8/15-upcoming-horror-video-games-to-be-excited-about-in-2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/xdgw8/15-upcoming-horror-video-games-to-be-excited-about-in-2020 Tue, 03 Dec 2019 09:00:01 -0500 Ty Arthur

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That's it for our most anticipated horror video games of 2020! What did you think of our picks, and did we miss any games coming in the next few months that should have made the list?

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Sound off in the comments below and let us know what game you think will reign supreme as the best horror title of 2020!

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Looking for more horror games to play right now? Don't forget that quite a few already landed this year. Here are some to get you started:

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For more, be sure to head over to our other lists showcasing the most anticipated games of 2020:

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Unholy 

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Unholy is a massive question mark at the moment. The game's visual aesthetic looks amazing (those tentacles coming out of the crib in the trailer are truly chilling). However, I have to wonder if Unholy will end up being similar to Inner Chains, where the art direction took precedence over the gameplay.

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Unholy is coming from a new collaboration of developers working on four separate titles. While Unholy could crash and burn, I've got high hopes for a truly horrifying experience, where we play as a mother in search of her abducted child on a dying planet.

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Darkest Dungeon 2

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Release Date:
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After dealing with rampant vampirism in Darkest Dungeon's The Crimson Court DLC and going mad from a terrible green glow with the Lovecraft-themed Color Of Madness expansion, we're finally going to get a true sequel to Darkest Dungeon!

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Sadly, Darkest Dungeon 2 has no release window, so we may not get this one for a few years still. But it seems likely Darkest Dungeon 2 will arrive in Early Access at some point in 2020 to get through the same rigorous balance tweaks the first game saw.

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Expect Darkest Dungeon 2 to be gruelingly hard, but with some major tweaks to the combat and town systems to reduce the infamous grind found in Darkest Dungeon.

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Hopefully, we'll soon get to contract new terrible diseases and die of fright from massive heart attacks while facing terrors unknown!

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The Walking Dead: Saints And Sinners

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With a third TV series in the works and several spin-off movies due to arrive soon, there's no doubt The Walking Dead has just about been run into the ground. Forget beating a dead horse. Now we're just beating dead zombies.

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So why include The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners on this list? Because Saints and Sinners is a VR game, and we need some more solid horror VR games, pronto!

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The gameplay we've seen of Saints and Sinners so far makes interesting use of a backpack mechanic for more immersion, and there seems to be some character customization involved. Of course, the real goods will be in lopping heads off of zombies in the first-person.

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The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners is one of the very few 2020 horror games with a firm release date: due to drop on January 23.

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Carrion

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Carrion might appear to be the odd game out in this list, but this "reverse horror" platformer gives horror fans what they've always wanted. In Carrion, you can finally play as the amorphous "Thing" and wreak havoc on the scientists and military personnel trying to keep you from escaping!

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Between the reverse platforming mechanics and the extremely bloody trailer, Carrion might end up being the surprise 2D horror hit of the year. Just watch out for those flame throwers!

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Kingdom Of Night

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Developer: Black Seven Studios
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Release Date:
October 2020

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This entry may not be quite what you're expecting based on our other picks. Kingdom Of Night is an isometric pixel-art action RPG dripping with dark atmosphere. KoN also happens to be filled to the brim with demonic enemies.

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Serving as a nice counterpoint to the early access title HellSign, Kingdom of the Night's music, art style, and typography all nail the '80s horror aesthetic.

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While you are unlikely to scream in terror at any point, it looks like you will have fun hacking apart werewolves, zombies, and other demonic entities with a machete. 

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The Dark Pictures Little Hope

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Developer: Supermassive Games
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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We don't know much about the next entry in the Dark Pictures anthology series that began with Man Of Medan. Though we know that Little Hope is coming soon, that it takes place in the dark woods, and that there may or may not be witches involved, everything else is a mystery.

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Considering Man of Medan had 14 different endings and injected new life into the "interactive movie" sub-genre, it seems like a good bet anyone who loved Until Dawn or similar games will be right at home with Little Hope.

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Remothered: Broken Porcelain

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Developer: Stormind Games
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Release Date:
TBD 2020

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Remothered: Broken Porcelain contains some very clear nods to cult classic Rule Of Rose, a survival horror game released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006. I suspect Broken Porcelain will have an equally disturbing story and terrifyingly similar imagery.

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The follow up to Remothered: Tormented Fathers, Broken Porcelain moves the series to an abandoned hotel in the middle of nowhere.

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How a classic style in the vein of Rule of Rose will translate to modern gameplay remains to be seen, however. The revival of old-school horror games has been rather hit or miss in recent years.

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The unfortunate Clocktower reboot, Nightcry, was slaughtered by negative reviews, while Remothered: Tormented Fathers also had its share of gameplay issues.

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If done right, this could be the Silent Hill 2 of a new generation. 

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Dying Light 2 

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Developer: Techland
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date:
TBD 2020

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Although more action than horror, there's plenty of zombie-slaying mayhem in Dying Light 2. Set to release in spring 2020, Dying Light 2 is shaping up to be something to look forward to. The game will feature choice-based gameplay and a more reactive world than the one found in Dying Light.

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A recent 25-minute trailer shows off Dying Light 2's stunning visuals and map design. It's clear there will be different ways to approach missions as you try to keep humanity alive just a little while longer.

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The Last Of Us Part 2

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Developer: Naughty Dog
Platforms: 
PlayStation 4
Release Date: 
May 29, 2020

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OK, does The Last of Us Part 2 count as a horror game? TLoU2 has infected zombie-ites using hive intelligence, post-apocalyptic Seraphites getting brutally butchered, and a morbidly dark undertone oozing with dread and terror. 

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If you didn't cry in horror during the prologue of The Last of Us, then you just flat out aren't human. From what we've seen, you might be able to redeem yourself with TLoU2. 

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Assuming no more delays impact The Last of Us Part 2, this massively anticipated sequel will release on May 29. It will be exclusively single-player at launch, predominantly focusing on story. Expect some gruesome deaths. And bring along a box of tissues for those tough moral choices. 

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System Shock Remake

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Developer: Nightdive Studios
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 
Q1 2020

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I suspect I'd be mildly embarrassed if I went back and looked at how many times we've included the System Shock Remake on various "most anticipated games of the coming year" lists. 2016? Check. 2018? Yup, check.

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Why have we been eagerly awaiting a full remake of System Shock year after year? Much like Half-Life and Deus Ex, System Shock would great influence other games to come. We directly have it to thank for the Bioshock series.

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Unfortunately, like those other classics, it hasn't aged super well. One of the few games to truly deserve a remake, System Shock needs to be played by a new generation. 

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Want to see where AI run amok and sci-fi mashing with horror really got its start in the PC gaming realm? I'll just note that the game is currently listed on Steam as arriving in 2020, so, we'll see if it happens this time...

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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2

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Developer: Hardsuit Labs
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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With a hallowed horror classic like Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, so much could go wrong in a sequel. 

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While the lovably buggy nonsense of the original game's can be seen as endearing 15 years later, such a launch for Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 won't go over well today.

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To say that Hardsuit Labs has a monumental task ahead of them is an understatement. The development team is tasked with capturing the essence of the original while presenting the more polished gameplay modern gamers expect.

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Seeking to avoid a rocky launch, the game's release has been pushed back from its original March 2020 window. 

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Can't wait that long? Coteries of New York, an upcoming adventure game from Draw Distance, is set to release in December. Coteries follows a format similar to that of visual novels, so don't expect anything on the scale of Bloodlines 2

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Paranoid

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Developer: Madmind Studio
Platforms: 
PC
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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Some are still steamed about Agony's botched release. Considering what was first delivered, that's understandable. But I'm glad there are indie developers pushing the boundaries of horror, even if the games aren't perfect.

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Paranoid, also from MadMind, leaves Hell behind and delves into an 80's-tinged hellhouse dripping with drug-fueled paranoia. From the aesthetic to the presentation, here's a lot of potential in Paranoid. If done right, loss and addiction can be the most gripping terror horror has to offer. 

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Hopefully, we'll find out next year. 

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Succubus

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Developer: Madmind Studio
Platforms: 
PC
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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Let's go ahead and get the other scandalous horror game out of the way. We don't want you thinking we're a hentai site or anything.

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Succubus is a spin-off of the controversial Agony, which was set directly in the bowels of Hell itself. Agony was the contemporary of the mythos-focused erotic horror game, Lust For Darkness.

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The original Agony stirred not only the anti-nudity crowd, but also backers who felt deceived by Agony's marketing. Scenes were cut from the final product, and large parts of the game were censored before an unrated version was released.

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Less a sequel and more a spin-off, Succubus puts players in the role of a demonic priestess out for revenge. Shifting perspective from poor, damned martyr sets Succubus up to be more action packed than Agony, but nonetheless hellish.

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Lust From Beyond

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Developer: Movie Games Lunarium
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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The erotic horror sub-genre might be more than just an odd blip on the radar.

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A sequel to Lust For Darkness is set to take everything from the first game and make it bigger. Lust From Beyond will have a bigger world, more game mechanics, and the addition of a secondary rival sex cult known as the Scarlet Lodge.

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The sneak peak beta we were able to play a few months back showed plenty of scares and deadly extradimensional vaginas. It teased both fully interactive sex scenes and significantly more pornographic imagery than the first game.

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Based on what we've seen already, I wonder how on earth this game will stay on Steam. If you missed it when it first came out some months back, the prologue is now free to play on Steam.

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Be warned, though: because it's an adult-only game, you have to change your content preferences to be able to see the deplorable game page.

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Whatever Horror Game Red Barrels is Working on

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DECEMBER UPDATE: Red Barrels has now confirmed the title as The Outlast Trials. Set in the Cold War, it looks to be a co-op horror experience revolving around surviving horrific tests.

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The development crew behind the Outlast series began posting ads for new programmers back in April 2019. From that, it's clear something is in the works, either as a follow-up to Outlast 2 or an entirely new project. 

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With that information, it's entirely possible whatever Red Barrels is working on may not come out by the end of 2020. But we're going to list the project here because we're already excited for the official announcement, which could come by the end of December.

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As of this writing, all we have to go on is the image above, which reads, "Where freedom ends." Though it could be a title, the text is most likely a tag line for the project. 

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Since both of the studio's previous games began with strong religious connotations before taking hard left turns into sci-fi territory, we have to wonder if a similar theme will continue in the next game. We also have to wonder if weapons will finally make it to a Red Barrels game.

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A slew of horror (and horror-adjacent) games are in the works for 2020 and beyond. Covering just about every genre, from visual novels to platformers and even isometric RPGs, some of the most anticipated horror video games potentially coming out in 2020 might not be what you think. 

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It's true that some of these might get delayed and release in 2021 or 2022. But the 15 horror games we've collected look like they have the most potential to release in some form over the next year. Many of the games look like they will knock our socks off and keep us sleeping with the lights on!

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Let's take a look and see what's in store for horror fanatics over the next 12 months.

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Darkest Dungeon 2 Announced With New Teaser https://www.gameskinny.com/b5rkz/darkest-dungeon-2-announced-with-new-teaser https://www.gameskinny.com/b5rkz/darkest-dungeon-2-announced-with-new-teaser Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:28:11 -0500 William R. Parks

Since the release of the critically acclaimed Darkest Dungeon, Red Hook Studios has been busy, releasing multiple post-launch DLCs for the roguelike and porting it to all current generation consoles. That said, the developer has still found time to work on new projects, and there is now confirmation that Darkest Dungeon 2 is one of them.

A direct sequel to the 2016 release, Darkest Dungeon 2 was recently revealed with a brief teaser shared by the studio. While this short video offers very little in the way of details on the title, many fans will simply be happy to have official word that it is indeed forthcoming.

What the teaser does seem to suggest is that at least six classes from Darkest Dungeon will be returning for the sequel. These classes are Grave Robber, Hellion, Highwayman, Leper, Man-at-Arms, and Plague Doctor, which are all depicted staring at a snow-covered mountain in the trailer.

Additionally, it would not be surprising if the peak that holds the gaze of these characters plays a role in the new title. Perhaps players will find themselves wandering through a wintry environment when Darkest Dungeon 2 releases toward a mountain of madness.

Fans will also recognize the voice in the video as Wayne June's, the Narrator from the first entry in the series. Speaking with PC Gamer, Red Hook has offered additional confirmation that June will be returning for Darkest Dungeon 2. The company has also indicated that Darkest Dungeon's composer and SFX artists are back for the sequel.

Red Hook provided several other details in its conversation with PC Gamer, including the information that the new game's combat system will be a "tuned up version" of what was available in the previous entry. It was also noted that Darkest Dungeon 2 will first release in early access.

Unfortunately for fans that are eager to get their hands on this next installment, no date has been given for that release, nor has the studio confirmed what platforms the game will be coming to. That said, these players can at least rest assured that Red Hook is set to bring a great deal of pain, stress, and quirks with Darkest Dungeon 2.

The interview with Red Hook can be found on PC Gamer.

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