Don’t Starve: Hamlet Welcomes Players to the Jungle

Among the many offerings at the E3  PC Gamer show was the gameplay trailer for Don’t Starve: Hamlet. The newest expansion pack to Klei Entertainment’s long-running survival sandbox will allow players to explore a new jungle biome and reacquaint themselves to civilized life in cities populated by Pigmen.

Delightful but deadly

The Steam page describes the new expansion pack as such:

In Don’t Starve: Hamlet, Wilson discovers a lost town of aristocratic Pigmen nestled within a foreboding tropical jungle. Reacquaint to city life with pig shops, houses, new items, biomes and more, or delve into the ancient pig ruins and try your hand at treasure hunting in this new single player expansion.

The new trailer shows off the first gameplay footage for Hamlet. The expansion shows off a variety of the new biomes. The ones seen in the trailer include some jungle, the titular hamlet, ancient ruins, and even includes some rafting like in the Shipwrecked expansion. Whether these biomes will be part of the main world type or a separate kind of world like in Shipwrecked is yet to be seen. A major part of this expansion’s gameplay loop appears to involve searching the ruins for ancient treasure and pawning it off for items in the town.

Unsurprisingly, there’s plenty of hostile wildlife in the jungles. The hamlets aren’t much safer, however, as we witness Wilson getting mugged by a thief in the trailer. The end of the trailer shows Wilson getting grabbed by a huge snake. There’s a good chance that will be one of the boss-level enemies that will show up.

Don’t Starve: Hamlet will release December 2018.

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