If you're into rouge-likes, you've probably come across one that you're just unable to see the end of. For many, the 15+ endings for The Binding of Isaac fit the bill, but those moving forward have found a new curse in Darkest Dungeon. Though the latest update might just ease off on the punishment.
Issuing the news through the game's official blog, developers Red Hook Studios detailed the upcoming addition while gunning for a early February release.
The upcoming patch will introduce 'Radiant Mode' - a gameplay addition oddly designed to shorten the overall length of the game. For those who either weren't a fan of the time commitment needed to push through to the end, or just for those unable to make it all the way without dying a horrible death - this one's for you!
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Once the patch goes live, you'll be presented with a choice of three difficulty modes when firing up a new game: Normal, Radiant and Stygian. For those unaware, Stygian is the new name for New Game+ - but don't go expecting to use that word for any other game. Through Radiant mode, Red Hook Studios are simply aiming to readjust some of the aspects that typically soak up the most time; with the end goal being to reduce a full campaign to around 40 hours.
There's a few other Quality of Life changes coming, too; and you can read about those through the longer post on the official blog. Those already capable of clearing the game, however, might be sad to learn the recent tweaks have caused a delay of the Crimson Court expansion. Still need the base game? Grab it through Steam.