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Darkest Dungeon Ventures Onto PS4 and PS Vita September 27

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“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
–Albert Camus

Ruin has come to our family… and the terrible task of restoring your estate to its former glory falls to you. It brings us great pleasure to finally announce the upcoming release date for Darkest Dungeon for both PS4 and PS Vita: September 27, 2016!

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic turn-based dungeon crawler about the psychological stresses of adventuring. It draws heaps of inspiration from classic tabletop RPG experiences. Heroes are human, and Darkest Dungeon will push them to their very breaking points. It’s only under great duress that true heroes are born. Success isn’t guaranteed and many adventurers are likely to die along the way. However, with equal parts planning, strategy, and ruthlessness, you will conquer the horrors below!

Since we last gave an update on Playstation.Blog, we’ve added even more content to the game that will be included for release. The Stagecoach is brimming with new hero classes (15 in all!) who will find themselves at the Hamlet for redemption, glory, or fortune. More than 40 different Town Events add variety to your campaign… including a chance encounter with the nefarious Vvulf and his Bandit Raiders, who seek to destroy the Hamlet!

On September 27, we finally get to share years of hard work and passion with players on PlayStation.

The game will be $24.99 or the local equivalent, and will feature both cross-buy and cross-save support! Buy once, and share your Estate between your PS4 and your PS Vita.

PS Plus members can also expect a 20% discount off of the game.

Be sure to keep your eye on Playstation Store, and prepare yourselves, because there can be only madness… in the Darkest Dungeon!

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ledzaid said:

August 3rd, 8:08 am

holy molly, I loved this game on PC and I been waiting to be released on Vita. will be one of the best games for mi Commute time. <3, thanks Red Hook guys.

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    John Lindvay said:

    August 3rd, 8:09 am

    We are excited too! Playing it with a controller on the couch has been a real treat! Seeing it on the VITA has also been super exciting.

    Nerofive4 said:

    August 5th, 6:39 am

    Almost never buy games until the first sale, but thanks to the Dev getting the Vita out at the same time, and with Crossbuy, I will buy this Day One. Good Job Guys!

HomessaHomem said:

August 3rd, 8:08 am


Thermopyle2 said:

August 3rd, 8:10 am

Great to finally see a release announcement on this. I’m surprised (happily so) that it’s hitting Vita at the same time.

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    John Lindvay said:

    August 3rd, 8:15 am

    It’s great to finally have the date out there! We’ve been working our butts off to hit a simultaneous release because its worth it for the players!

ZoSam32 said:

August 3rd, 8:10 am

Nice! I have been waiting for DD to hit the Sony consoles. Cross-buy and save for the win!!

Sangrinolia said:

August 3rd, 8:15 am

FINALLY! Can’t wait to play on the PlayStation Vita!

RSevo09 said:

August 3rd, 8:17 am

I’ve been anticipating this game for a while and just want to applaud you guys for releasing your game on vita at the same time as the ps4 version.

Delayed release of vita versions of indies is the bane of my gaming existence.

Thanks again!!!

Kid_Loser said:

August 3rd, 8:17 am

I’ve been waiting for this game for so long… but $24.99 for a game that’s already old, even with the 20% is too much. It should be $20 at most! With at least 20% for plus members. Having to wait this long for it, but that’s not for the consumers to decide the price I guess.. Still almost 2 months away.. but I’ll wait longer till it’s on sale for under $15.

    pixelberserker said:

    August 3rd, 12:48 pm

    Dude, this game is gold, 20,40,60 it worths.

    Kratier said:

    August 3rd, 4:26 pm

    25 dollars is worth it, this game has lots of replay value and tons of additional content.
    for reference, abzu just came out its only 2 hours long and costs 20 dollars on PSN, this game is like 60+ hours long and costs 25.

    Mad--Butcher said:

    August 3rd, 10:21 pm

    Look, I agree with Kid_Loser, but I assure you the game is fantastic and worth every penny.

    kyosuke9999 said:

    August 9th, 7:51 am

    With 20% off, it is $20! I wouldn’t let $5 stand between you and an awesome game.

Rammel29 said:

August 3rd, 8:20 am

Wow this has been on my radar for a while, will be playing this when it comes out. :)


August 3rd, 8:25 am

Thank you for bringing it to the Vita. So happy to be able to get non PC player friends to finally play this

Sub-Zero said:

August 3rd, 8:28 am

Ohhh nice. I have been waiting on this one for some time. Cant wait to check it out

AssaultMonkey150 said:

August 3rd, 8:36 am

Later than I would have liked but will put aside some time for this even in the busy fall season

Orayu- said:

August 3rd, 8:37 am

Looks like a cell phone game to me

    Mjolnirs said:

    August 3rd, 9:50 am

    If this actually were a mobile game, it would definitely increase the caliber of what’s supposed to be considered a mobile game.

    pixelberserker said:

    August 3rd, 12:50 pm

    Then i have to buy a cell phone, becuase this game is better than a lot of “AAA games” out there.

    Nerofive4 said:

    August 5th, 6:37 am

    Dumb comment is dumb. :)

langdon said:

August 3rd, 8:40 am

Nice! Been eyeing this on PC… that Vita release will get me to finally pull the trigger.

WakizashiM said:

August 3rd, 8:42 am

Physical release for Ps4?

DanteMerfi said:

August 3rd, 8:43 am

Cross-save, cross-buy and 20% off for Plus users. Bravo! You really know what you’re doing guys. Day 1 buy from me.

Dragonchasers said:

August 3rd, 8:45 am

Great to have a release date. I’ve been tempted by the PC version so many times but have been holding out to enjoy it on my PS4. Can’t wait!

ThE_FalleN_HeleL said:

August 3rd, 8:56 am

Played this at PSX last year and had a blast! Glad to see the release date. Even with no physical, I’ll preorder as soon as it goes up. Thanks guys! Good job on the cross buy

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    John Lindvay said:

    August 3rd, 9:40 am

    Thanks for playing at PSX! The controls feel so much better now, having people play it at PSX gave us a lot of great feedback.

reson8er said:

August 3rd, 9:11 am

So hyped for this. Thanks for making the wait worth it!

vitalogy11 said:

August 3rd, 9:25 am

THANK YOU for the Vita Crossbuy. Can’t wait to get this.

Ronobono321 said:

August 3rd, 9:30 am

Nice! I have been so hyped for this on Vita.

Fuhr31 said:

August 3rd, 9:37 am


Really looking forward to this one. Love the cross-buy too.
A couple questions;
1) Has the font and small details (stats etc) been adjusted for viewing clearly without strain from the couch? (this is always the biggest failing of PC indy games that come to consoles. Even when others say they take it in to consideration, they really don’t go far enough.)
2) Will there be updates and support going forward? Games like this really have limitless potential for growth. New areas, new enemies, etc.

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    John Lindvay said:

    August 3rd, 9:43 am

    Fonts have been a major focus for us during the port. The PS4 was easier than we anticipated, we have bumped it up and tweaked contrast a bit to make things legible. Legibility is a primary objective for everyone because, just like you, we also get bummed when things are hard to read on our nice large TVs! VITA is a bit trickier but we plan on making sure that the VITA port is the best it can be and we plan on supporting the platform to the best of our ability.

    We have some cool ideas brewing for additional content, but nothing to confirm just yet!

NI_YA_SHA_BI said:

August 3rd, 9:40 am

Thank you for bring the game to VITA. You guys definitely deserve my money, day-one purchase.

aaronk1018 said:

August 3rd, 10:18 am

Super pumped about this game. I have watched hours of it on twitch. The art style, writing, and Wayne June voice overs are perfect. Can’t wait. Pre ordering as soon as possible. Excellent work!

vanillamoose said:

August 3rd, 10:24 am

Thanks for the Vita support (Viva la Vita)! I’ll definitely be purchasing the Darkest Dungeon come September.

AncLEoniX said:

August 3rd, 10:25 am

Can’t wait! Have been following the game since early release. Will it come with a Platinum trophy tho?

    Mjolnirs said:

    August 3rd, 10:45 am

    Please don’t let the inclusion of something inconsequential determine your purchase decision.

    Valormok said:

    August 3rd, 12:55 pm

    Platinum trophies matter.

    AncLEoniX said:

    August 3rd, 11:01 pm

    I don’t let it sway my descison to buy. But is a added bonus if it does. Gives me something extra to try for.

uberllama23 said:

August 3rd, 11:22 am

Fantastic! However, I literally just bought it for my Mac on Steam after getting impatient for the PS4 release. :( I’d much rather play on the console. Is there any cross-buy/save between computer versions and PS4 versions? Cheers, and loving it so far.

lanmao said:

August 3rd, 11:35 am

I’ve had my eye on this game since the kickstarter campaign. Super excited to finally get my hands on it!

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August 3rd, 11:36 am


Valormok said:

August 3rd, 12:08 pm

about time. good job!

cimerians said:

August 3rd, 12:21 pm

I can’t believe this is coming to PS4. Very excited, will be buying this on the day its released to play it.

Twin_Pie said:

August 3rd, 1:18 pm

I’ve been eyeing this one for a long time, and I Love how many fellow Vita owners are chiming in with comments. Thank you for cross-buy, cross-save and simultaneous launch. #VitaIsLife

Enderet said:

August 3rd, 3:21 pm

Does it have a platinum trophy?

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    John Lindvay said:

    August 3rd, 4:12 pm

    Yes it will have a platinum Trophy!

    kyosuke9999 said:

    August 9th, 7:50 am

    Glad to hear this. More developers should realize that something as simple as a full trophy set and a platinum really goes a long way.

Kratier said:

August 3rd, 4:24 pm

YES! AWESOME! This is an immediate day 1 buy , thank you for supporting cross buy :D

leoncio15 said:

August 3rd, 4:50 pm

being waiting for this a long time. Day 0 my friends!

GunnerFCm said:

August 3rd, 8:20 pm

Crossbuy and cross save with a plus discount at launch? What can we do for you to repay this generosity? (Besides buy it day 1 and tell all our friends… done and done…)

God-Of-Lyf said:

August 3rd, 9:09 pm

Bought this back around Xmas for 9.99 I believe. It was worth it at that price. 24.99? I’d wait for a sale…!

    Nerofive4 said:

    August 5th, 6:43 am

    Enjoy your wait.

Zapp_VanDale said:

August 4th, 12:32 am

Great to see it comin to PS4 and PS Vita. Hope the Text wont be to small on the Handheld. My eyes are a bit old ;)

    Nerofive4 said:

    August 5th, 6:44 am

    Too bad Sony gave up on the Vita, I for one would drop good money on a Vita XL if there was such an option.

BathoryBlaze said:

August 4th, 6:21 am

I for one don’t care at all about Vita versions of games unless it’s a free plus game that I can download on my ps4. I can’t wait to start seeing games that are cross buy with VR.

    Nerofive4 said:

    August 5th, 6:46 am

    Yeah who cares about the best portable option on the market, lets wait for a sub-par VR option instead. /s

    Nerofive4 said:

    August 5th, 6:48 am

    P.S. Funny choice of titles to post about VR in the comment section. #not really related

Nerofive4 said:

August 5th, 6:47 am

P.S. Funny choice of titles to post about VR in the comment section. #not really related

Kerzenwax said:

August 5th, 7:29 am

Hi, will there be subtitle translations in other languages or is it only in english ?

CitizenKang42 said:

August 5th, 9:36 am

Thank you for putting this out on cross-buy; I would probably have bought it for just the Vita, since it’s going to be a perfect game for my commutes, but getting the PS4 version to boot makes it all the sweeter!

thedarkdomino said:

August 5th, 4:41 pm

Do you have any plans for an android release?

HussamFelimban said:

August 6th, 4:43 am

Game looks great! Will the Vita version be compatible with the PSTV?

Malacite said:

August 7th, 3:49 pm

Aww nuts, was hoping it would be out sooner. Very happy to hear about the new features and especially the discount, but damn that timing – you guys are going to be putting this out there literally right before Final Fantasy XV launches… my playthrough stream will have to wait quite a while :/

kyosuke9999 said:

August 9th, 7:49 am

This is very exciting news, I’ve been following your twitter for the last month waiting for this announcement to drop! I purchased the game for my macbook and have been playing a lot, but this thing belongs on my big screen and on my vita. I will be purchasing Day 1. Thanks for supporting the vita and for providing cross buy.

If you don’t know about this game, go watch a trailer. The art style and atmosphere are incredible- it has a dark, HP Lovecraft feel, beautiful music and a narrator that really adds to the experience with well written commentary. The game just oozes personality, and in a world of hand-holding offers a true challenge to the player. I can’t wait!

OniRedeemer said:

August 10th, 12:50 pm

When will this be available for Pre Order on the US Site? I see it is up on the European site.

Ryannzha said:

August 17th, 2:40 pm

Looks awesome!

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