I just found out, last night, that the game was at the show, but nobody said a word about it! Let's dig around and see what we can find.
Developer Red Hook put up a bit of gameplay back in March... not, perhaps, the best example of the systems that make the game unique.
Towards the end of the video, the plague doctor becomes afflicted with the temptation of an Afflicting Goblet attack, and becomes "Abusive" towards his fellow party members - this is the hook of Darkest Dungeon, that your party will demonstrate all variety of personality quirks and emotional scarring as a result of their descent into those shadowy halls - and we aren't really shown any of the outcome or impact. For shame.
Let's see what else we got...
Hm. The only E3 coverage I can find - beyond a single mention in Game Informer's indie roundup - is this nice gameplay footage from GameSpot. Rejoice and take heart - brand-new footage that shows quite a bit!
Man, I'd kill to play this on Vita. I gotta' bug Gio Corsi and Shahid Ahmad again... annnd done.
A game I really wish we'd seen more of at E3 is @DarkestDungeon. @shahidkamal, @giocorsi, have you approached Red Hook about... say...Vita?
— David Ferber (@DavidFerber2) June 15, 2014
Ooh and here's a cool blog that recounts the harrowing adventures a stalwart adventurer has survived, down in those eldrich crypts.
Sigh. Darkest Dungeon... I've decided something, just now. I'd prefer to play you on my Vita, it's true - your colors would pop, your art would be sharp and I could take you with me anywhere I go - but if that is never to be... I'll buy you on PC, if I have to.