Red Hook Studios have provided an update on some of their upcoming content for Darkest Dungeon, giving us some insight into what to expect and when to expect it.
Originally revealed in October of last year and given a projected “Early 2017” release window (which has now come and gone), Darkest Dungeon‘s “The Crimson Court” DLC is still on the way – however it’s been curtailed a bit by the want of Red Hook to deliver the game’s free “Radiant” update first. Now, the DLC seems to be headed for a May/June release date, while the free bit is headed our way a little sooner.
But wait, do we even know what The Crimson Court is offering yet? We do now!
Considered to be “the canonical way” to experience Darkest Dungeon, The Crimson Court is a parallel campaign that runs right alongside the main content of the game. It provides new challenges across all the difficulty levels, and its narrative reaches back into the Ancestor’s early days – though it’s presented in the same manner as the cutscenes you’ve seen elsewhere in the game.
Following the Crimson Curse as it spreads uncontrollably over the estate, players will have to take on new enemies that have invaded the familiar regions of the game, as well as new enemies in new areas like the Courtyard. There, an entirely new wave of blood-crazed enemies wait for you to draw near… three distinct boss encounters hidden amongst them. As the player, you’ll have to reach even deeper into your bag of tricks than ever before, as the enemies will come at you with never-before-seen combat mechanics and strategies. A new enemy will also show his head as the infestation takes over, and you’ll have to deal with the confusing “Fanatic” – a being who infects the minds of those around him in his quest to exterminate the Curse.
But wait, it’s not all doom and gloom here. The Crimson Court also adds a brand new playable hero class – as well as new trinkets, town events, and upgrades for your Hamlet. This is a piece of DLC you definitely don’t want to miss!
As for that free Radiant update we mentioned earlier, that’s coming as soon as possible. Red Hook Studios are currently working on a few last minute bits (in concurrent development with The Crimson Court content), but hope to launch this free upgrade very shortly.
Are you interested in either of these?
Well keep an eye out, as they’re edging ever closer – and still very much on the way. 😉