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Gothic wilderness survival adventure Don't Starve is celebrating the full release of its piggy themed DLC expansion Hamlet on PC, arriving after just over seven months of early access development.
Hamlet is developer Klei Entertainment's third DLC expansion for Don't Starve, following on from behemoth-flavoured Reign of Giants and the nautically themed Shipwrecked, and sees players travelling deep into a foreboding tropical jungle.
Hamlet's inevitably perilous new biome introduces previously unseen wildlife and seasons, and features some notable landmarks among the dense, unwelcoming foliage. There are mysterious, trap- and treasure-filled ruins waiting to be explored - the last remnants of an ancient pig civilisation - and a secluded town of aristocratic Pigmen, where players can slowly reacclimatise to society after all that time in the wild.
Don't Starve: Hamlet has made it through the trials of Early Access and has launched on Steam. The third DLC for Klei's endearing survival game swaps the wilderness for a lost town full of aristocratic pigmen, complete with homes and shops and all the trappings of civilisation. Unfortunately, that inevitably comes with new dangers, not least of which is a huge robot with a penchant for murdering people with lasers.
To survive, apparently, you'll need to befriend the pigmen and start a new life with them. You'll be able to become a resident yourself, getting a new home that you can renovate and decorate. No more mucking around in the woods for you! OK, some mucking around in the woods.
The porktropolis is surrounded by a tropical jungle that hides plenty of things that want to kill you, but also secrets to discover in the ruins of an ancient pigmen civilisation. Archaeology is a pretty respectable profession if you want to join the porcine gentry. There are new crafting recipes, too, and you'll probably need to venture out into the jungle to search for the ingredients.
A trio of new characters join the game, including a little plant fella, while all players will get access to the eccentric inventor Wagstaff, even if they don't grab the DLC.
Don't Starve: Hamlet is out now on Steam for £5.19/$7.
After years of surviving in the wilds and on islands, Don’t Starve has returned to civilisation and… oh god, no one told me living in a city would be a struggle too. Klei Entertainment last night launched Hamlet, the third expansion for their survive ’em up, after six months in early access. It sees our motley cr e of survivors stumbling into a city of posh pigpeople in the heart of a tropical jungle, who live in actual proper houses and get their food from actual shops with actual fridges. Civilisation! Why is it, then, that we’re drawn to explore and plunder the ancient ruins beyond the metrotterlis?