Darkest Dungeon Developers Reveal Nintendo Switch Release Date

Grim, difficult, and swinging onto the Switch this month.


One of the more popular indie games to come out of the scene in 2016 is Darkest Dungeon, the turn-based dungeon-delving RPG from developer Red Hook Studios. The game made a big splash at the time of its release, and has maintained steady acclaim ever since, holding out with Very Positive reviews over on it's Steam page. Now the challenging RPG is making its way to Nintendo's hybrid hardware, as the developer has taken to Twitter to announce a formal release date for Darkest Dungeon on the Nintendo Switch.

According to developer Red Hook, the updated Nintendo Switch version of Darkest Dungeon will arrive complete with Switch-enhanced touch-based controls. In addition, Red Hook has revealed that both of the previously-released Darkest Dungeon DLC packs, The Crimson Court and The Shieldbreaker, will be made available for the Nintendo Switch version. There's no word yet on whether the team is working on the Switch version of the upcoming Color of Madness DLC, but chances are good it'll make its way to the system sooner or later.

Fans won't have to wait long to get their hands on the Red Hook's challenging and grim title, either, as Darkest Dungeon is arriving on the Nintendo Switch eShop on Thursday, January 18. There's word of what the game will cost, too — just $25, the same as the current Steam version of Darkest Dungeon costs. Beyond that, players can expect the Crimson Court DLC to run $10, while the Shieldbreaker DLC will run for just $4.

Trying to catch up on the latest Darkest Dungeon action, or curious about what to expect from Red Hook's dungeon diver? We gave Darkest Dungeon a 9 out of 10 in our official review, which should get players up to speed; alternatively, check out our video below to learn five crucial tips to help survive the title's many challenges.

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