We’re still holding out hope that, one day, Darkest Dungeon will find it’s way to our iPads. It was originally a “maybe” and then a “we’ll see” and lastly an “hmmm”, so it’s looking more and more that, if you want to play Darkest Dungeon (and you should), you’ll need to get it on Steam or GoG. For those of us already playing it on our laptops, however, today is a good day. More content in the form of DLC was just released, The Crimson Court.
If you haven’t played Darkest Dungeon yet (did I mention that you should?), it’s basically an insanely difficult turn-based dungeon crawler with permadeath. Picture a 2D gothic fantasy version of XCOM with the difficulty cranked up to eleven and you have some idea of what you’re getting into. There’s a main storyline consisting of trying to clear your family’s honor or some such, but the guts of the game are building teams, sending them to their doom, and then buffing up the survivors for another run.
The Crimson Court introduces a new storyline that runs parallel to the main storyline and introduces a ton of new content to the game:
- A new hero class. “Awash in blood and delusion, they bear the burden of a thousand lifetimes.”
- A new dungeon region: The Courtyard
- A full faction of new deadly foes
- 5 new Bosses with some of the most complex and devious mechanics yet.
- A new wandering boss: The Fanatic
- Districts: 10 new buildings to upgrade your Hamlet
- Massive, sprawling maps with locked doors, prisoner rooms, and progress saves
- Lore-driven trinket sets for all heroes – with set bonuses!
All of this is a good thing, as if you couldn’t figure that out on your own. Oh, and that “awash in blood and delusion” stuff is pretty much the tone the entire game takes. It’s not a happy, jolly affair and there are no unicorns or rainbows to be found, even when you’re not delving.
The DLC is $10 and the Steam and GoG versions of the main game are both on sale right now as well. The GoG edition doesn’t seem to have the Crimson Court DLC yet, but it should be there shortly.
- Darkest Dungeon for PC/Mac/Linux via Steam, $10 (on sale)
- Darkest Dungeon for PC/Mac/Linux via GoG, $12.50 (on sale)