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Darkest Dungeon

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
Genre: Role-Playing
Developer: Red Hook Studios
Release Date: Feb. 28, 2018

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'Darkest Dungeon' (ALL) Comes To Xbox One Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2018 @ 2:01 a.m. PST

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring.

You will lead a band of heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?

Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You’ll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system. You will have to tend to characters’ spirits as much as you do to their Hit Points. But in these grim situations, you'll find opportunities for true heroism!

Darkest Dungeon is not a game where every hero wins the day with shiny armor and a smile. It is a game about hard trade-offs, nearly certain demise, and heroic reversals. 

Do you have what it takes to survive in the forgotten corners of the Darkest Dungeon?

Darkest Dungeon is coming to Xbox One next week, Feb. 28, 2018, and interested fans can pre-order the game starting February 21st.

To celebrate Darkest Dungeon arriving on Xbox One, Darkest Dungeon: Crimson Edition will be priced at $24.99 USD for a limited time. Darkest Dungeon: Crimson Edition contains the Darkest Dungeon base game and The Crimson Court DLC. You will be able to pre-order it starting February 21st and this limited time offer will last for 60 days after our release on February 28th.

When porting to Xbox One we had a choice to make between new exclusive content for Xbox One owners only or to bundle Crimson Court DLC free for a limited time. We decided the latter was the best way to celebrate the launch, and ensure that none of our existing players were locked out of any possible new content.

The Shieldbreaker will also be available for $3.99 USD, starting at launch.

Darkest Dungeon: Crimson Edition and The Shieldbreaker DLC will be the only Red Hook products on Xbox Live for the first 60 days. Since the Crimson Edition will be offered for the normal cost of the base game, there won’t be seperate store items for them until after the 60 day promotion period has ended.

On April 29th, Darkest Dungeon: Crimson Edition will be removed from the Xbox Live marketplace, and in its place Darkest Dungeon, The Crimson Court, and Darkest Dungeon®: Ancestral Edition will be made available for purchase. Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition will be $34.99 USD and will contain Darkest Dungeon, The Crimson Court DLC, and The Shieldbreaker DLC, similar to other platforms.

A devil walks these halls… only the mad or the desperate go in search of him…

Key Features:

  • The Affliction System – heroes' personalities are paramount! Contend with paranoia, abusiveness, fear, irrationality, and a host of gameplay-meaningful quirks
  • Striking hand-drawn gothic crowquill art style
  • Innovative turn-based combat pits you against a host of diabolical monsters
  • Classic CRPG and roguelike features, including meaningful permadeath, procedural dungeons, and incredible replay
  • A distinctive game world featuring over a dozen unique playable character classes such as the Plague Doctor, the Highwayman, and even the Leper!
  • Town meta-game – tend to your heroes wounds, both corporeal and cerebral
  • Loot! Gold, jewels, heirlooms, and mystical trinkets. Not to mention upgradable armor, weapons, and consumable supplies.
  • Things That Once Seen Can Never Be Unseen...

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