Darkest Dungeon Nintendo Switch Release Date, Price, and Available DLC

Catch on up the essential details Switch players need to dive into Darkest Dungeon.


Even if they aren't yet aware, Nintendo Switch players are about to get a heavy dose of hardcore dungeon crawling action. Dark, challenging, and laced with grim horror undertones, Red Hook Studios' turn-based RPG Darkest Dungeon is about to make its Nintendo Switch debut. Here's all the information players need to know to dive into the tactical side-scroller, including its release date, price, and all currently-available DLC.

Darkest Dungeon Nintendo Switch Release Date

The wait is almost over — Darkest Dungeon releases for the Nintendo Switch on January 17. Within the game, players will be granted control of a number of heroes who must dive into an ancient gothic manor, wherein they discover a number of powerful Lovecraft-inspired horrors that must be exterminated.

By all accounts, Darkest Dungeon is one of better experiences to hit the tactical RPG scene in some time. It's also among relatively few truly challenging games for the Nintendo Switch. In fact, Shacknews gave the game a score of 9/10 in its official review, with Darkest Dungeon earning high marks for its complex and rewarding challenges as well as its engaging Stress mechanic.

Darkest Dungeon Base Game and DLC Price

The Nintendo Switch version of Darkest Dungeon will be available to purchase for $24.99, the same price as the current PC version over on Steam. In addition, Switch players will be able to find both of the game's current DLC packs, The Shieldbreaker and The Crimson Court, available in the Switch eShop.

The Shieldbreaker DLC offers players the titular Shieldbreaker character, a powerful and capable spear-wielding warrior that should prove to be a useful ally on deep dungeon runs. Access to her skills will run players $3.99. On the other hand, the Crimson Court DLC offers up much more content, adding a new campaign, a new hero class, new locations, and new enemies, all in a concise $9.99 package.

This latest version of Darkest Dungeon will also see future DLC packs for the game, as developer Red Hook Studios has confirmed that upcoming expansion The Color of Madness will also be getting a Switch release. We don't yet know when the DLC will release, of course, but the development team will surely keep players on top of new details as they develop.

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