June 19, 2024

Medieval looter Darkish and Darker has lastly returned to Steam as an early-access, free-to-play sport.

Developer Ironmace confirmed the information eventually evening’s Summer time Recreation Fest present, throughout which it additionally revealed that the “unforgiving hardcore fantasy FPS dungeon PvPvE journey” can be free to play on the Epic Video games Retailer, too.

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As a thanks, the staff has added a “large content material replace” which incorporates the Ice Abyss space, new boss Frost Wyvern, and an all-new Druid class.

You too can look forward to finding “quite a few” unspecified QoL upgrades to “improve the gameplay expertise”.

Darkish and Darker was beforehand been faraway from Steam following a protracted authorized dispute with Nexon. The Korean developer had its workplace searched after allegations the studio created its sport with stolen code and was then served a cease-and-desist letter and DMCA takedown by Nexon, the guy Korean video games firm the place a number of Ironmace workers used to work.

After utilizing ChatGPT in a bid to show it hadn’t infringed any copyright claims, Ironmace put Darkish and Darker again on-line by way of its personal launcher, Blacksmith. Then, in January of this 12 months, a court docket finally dismissed Nexon’s request for an injunction, permitting Ironmace to launch the sport on PC storefronts as soon as once more.

“Our imaginative and prescient is to ship unparalleled pleasure and pleasure to gamers worldwide with Darkish and Darker,” the staff mentioned. “We’re dedicated to remodeling it into an iconic title that can captivate and be cherished by the worldwide gaming neighborhood for the subsequent decade and past.”

Regardless of solely returning to the Steam retailer yesterday, the sport at present sits on a “combined” assessment rating from virtually 1500 gamers. The damaging critiques primarily stem from studies that the F2P model is actually a “demo”, as you may’t use any unusual objects or unlock a number of characters until you cough up for the Legendary package deal. Others are simply delighted that the sport is as soon as once more on Steam.

“Again from the lifeless, comeback of the 12 months,” mentioned one blissful participant.