Darkest Dungeon Teased for Nintendo Switch

Darkest Dungeon, the brutal and addictive RPG many fans know and love, appears to be on its way to the Nintendo Switch.


Darkest Dungeon first arrived on PC in February of 2015. Beloved by critics, the demanding RPG was eventually ported to various other platforms, including PlayStation 4 and Vita in late 2016. Now it looks like the game’s next stop may be the Nintendo Switch.

Red Hook Studios, the game’s developer, has posted a tweet appearing to show the game being played on the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode:

If Darkest Dungeon winds up releasing on the Switch, it would hardly come as a surprise. The game is already available on the Vita, after all, and it could be a perfect match for the on-the-go gameplay for which the Nintendo Switch is known. Numerous publishers large and small have already announced ports of their most popular games for the new device.

In Darkest Dungeon, players lead a group of heroes through harrowing dungeon environment while dealing with the side effects of their dwindling sanity. The game features a compelling old school aesthetic, and has been a favorite among gamers who like their exploration with a little punishment on the side. Check the video embedded above if you would like to see it in action (and get a few helpful survival tips, as well).

Would you be interested in playing a Switch version of Darkest Dungeon? There is no word yet on a possible release date, but with the team at Red Hook Studios now feeling comfortable showing a version of the game running on that hardware, we may not have long to wait.

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    October 2, 2017 12:28 PM

    Jason Venter posted a new article, Darkest Dungeon Teased for Nintendo Switch

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      October 2, 2017 2:39 PM

      Yes, please.

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      October 2, 2017 3:00 PM

      Three years in, and the Switch is going to be an obscene little gaming library with essentially zero competition for better or worse. Also IMHO an XL switch inevitable. I'd like to say in 2018, but will probably be 2019 or later.

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        October 2, 2017 7:54 PM

        omg, that would be amazing, definitely worth waiting for.

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        October 2, 2017 8:18 PM

        honestly same form factor just remove the bezels and would be amazing.

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      October 2, 2017 3:44 PM

      I'm still traumatized from that game. PTSD kicking in right now.

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      October 2, 2017 4:28 PM

      Minute-one (re-)purchase.

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      October 2, 2017 7:29 PM

      I’ve been waiting for this game to come out on the iPhone (I know it’s out on iPad)...but, the Switch?! Even better!

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      October 2, 2017 8:17 PM

      Paging Shackers who want everything on the Switch

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      October 2, 2017 8:37 PM

      The developers toiled in their slave dens porting over this twisted game but no matter, they were doomed from the start. Evil corrupted their souls and damned them to hell for eternity

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        October 2, 2017 8:39 PM

        It's supposed to be the brooding narrator guy. You know. Come on. Give me some pity lol's here. That was one of the best parts of the game besides dying every hour or so.

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      October 2, 2017 9:05 PM

      In time, you will know the tragic extent of my failings...

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      October 2, 2017 10:18 PM

      I want XCOM 2 War of the Chosen on the Switch.... so... badly....

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      October 3, 2017 3:09 AM

      that game sucked though. Cool aesthetic, and interesting first hour. But its an endless grind with too many dicerolls. Not even much of a game.

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      October 3, 2017 5:06 AM

      Hell yeah! I have been resisting buying this for a while without good reason.... Now I can just get it on switch instead

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