Darkest Dungeon headed to the Nintendo Switch

Last week, over a dozen games were released on the Nintendo eShop in Europe and North America, most of them from indie developers. And it doesn’t look like the pace of releases is going to slow down anytime soon… Not with how frequently new games are announced for it. The latest indie games to be announced (or, in that case, teased) for the Nintendo Switch is Darkest Dungeon.

This game is introduced as a “challenging gothic roguelike RPG”, with a pretty interesting twist: you have to take into account the psychological stresses of adventuring. In Darkest Dungeon, it’s not just the many enemies and traps you have to be wary of… the mental health of your band of heroes also needs your full attention!

After all, when you’re adventuring five hundred feet below the earth, you certainly are not going to get a nice tan. Instead, it’s famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark you get to deal with. With this game, you get to see an aspect of adventuring that’s rarely (if ever) mentioned in other games: the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes.

Here’s the main features of Darkest Dungeon:

  • Manage a team of heroes through the physical and mental stresses of adventuring. Try to stop paranoia, greed, anger, hopelessness, and more from crippling the party.
  • Affliction System: Make the most of character flaws and strategically construct your party to overcome hardship.
  • Innovative turn-based combat with a nostalgic feel
  • Striking hand-drawn 2d gothic art style
  • Extensive narration system to celebrate your successes…and failures
  • Original score by Stuart Chatwood, composer for eight “Prince of Persia” games and founding member of multi-platinum Canadian rock band “The Tea Party.”
  • Meaningful consequences and permadeath deliver heightened tension and provide for truly heroic moments.
  • A Lovecraftian-inspired story of greed and redemption.

Finally, here’s a trailer and plenty of screenshots:

Darkest Dungeon (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet, but it’s already been added to the Upcoming Games page!

Source: Red Hook Studios


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