New DLC coming to Darkest Dungeon + an update on the Switch port


Everyone’s favourite insanity simulator, Darkest Dungeon, seems to be getting DLC with some cosmic horror.

“The Color of Madness” is the latest set of additions to the game following the Shieldbreaker and Crimson Court content. A blog post on the game’s site outlines what you can expect to see:

Some hateful shard of alien origin has streaked through the night sky, crashing into the old Miller’s farm on the outskirts of the Hamlet!  Those unfortunate enough to witness the Comet’s arrival have been blinded by what they can only describe as a shifting, ephemeral hue of damnably abrasive intensity.  There has been no word from the farm in a fortnight, save for the unearthly groaning that echoes from the ruin of the mill…

-A New Quest Type: Get lost in time and space as you confront unending waves of enemies, new and old, pushing ever closer to the crash site of the Comet.  Survive as long as you can stomach, and compare your highest kill count with friends and rivals alike!

-A New Enemy Faction: The husks of the Miller and his farmhands roam the area around the windmill, spreading the all-consuming influence of the Comet’s light.

-Powerful New Trinkets: Visit the Nomad Wagon and spend Comet Shards to purchase trinkets with new and powerful functionality.

This DLC is set to launch in the US Spring with a price to be revealed in 2018.

The announcement here also comes with updates on the console versions of the game with the most interesting being that for the Nintendo Switch.

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While there’s still no release date, it has been confirmed that the the Shieldbreaker and Crimson Court DLC will be “available at release on Switch”. We’re unsure if this means it will be included with the game or it will be available to buy separately.

The game is still being prepared for submission to Nintendo to be certified, so the wait for Darkest Dungeon on the go may still be a few months out.

In the meantime, check out our review of this game when we played it at launch. Since we wrote that a lot of great additions have been worked into the game, including an easier mode for those more lighthearted dips into lunacy.

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