Crimson Court Release Information

May
25

Crimson Court Release Information

“That we are capable only of being what we are remains our unforgivable sin.”

Gene Wolfe

Gird yourselves for a bloody campaign against the mist-shrouded menaces that lurk behind the Courtyard gate.

Darkest Dungeon’s first expansion, The Crimson Court, is scheduled for release on PC/Mac/Linux (Steam, GoG, Humble, Twitch) on June 19th 2017, and will cost $9.99 USD. We do not have a hard date for PSN owners, but we are targeting the following month.  Inevitable issues result from releasing to a wide audience, and we want to make sure our console build benefits from the hotfixes we’ll be pushing to Steam as issues are discovered. (It’s a longer process to release hotfixes on PSN.) 

At Red Hook, we’re working around the clock on the exciting new content and features that will be coming to Hamlet next month. Drawing hands are sore, spreadsheets are bursting with data, and eyes are blurry, but our own excitement is pushing us ever forward!  We’ve been pretty tight-lipped on details but we’ll be revealing more information in the coming weeks including screenshots, boss teases, and a comprehensive look at the new class.

In case you’ve missed some of the earlier announcements on what to expect, let’s recap:

  • A new hero class. “Awash in blood and delusion, they bear the burden of a thousand lifetimes.”
  • A new wandering boss: The Fanatic
  • A new dungeon region: The Courtyard
  • A full faction of new deadly foes
  • 4 new, unique Courtyard Bosses with some of the most complex and devious mechanics yet.
  • Massive, sprawling maps with locked doors, prisoner rooms, and progress saves
  • Districts: New prestige buildings that offer permanent, estate-wide bonuses
  • Lore-driven trinket sets for all heroes – with set bonuses!

For now enjoy this amazing promo art we commissioned from Leesha Hannigan! Be sure to follow her on twitter and let her know how awesome this poster is. We have more amazing commissioned posters that we will be releasing on the run up to Crimson Courts release! So stay tuned.

Be sure to wishlist the Crimson Court DLC on Steam today!

This topic contains 17 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by  trickofthelight 2 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #261899

    Boddicker
    Participant

    Whoa!!! Sounds awesome. A pity us lowly console peasants will have to wait till July, but I see that not it’s without good reason.

    Is that the new hero holding the lantern?

    #261919
    HMV
    HMV
    Participant

    OMG that art is amazing.

    And from the description, this looks like the best $10 I’ll spend this year.

    Visit HMV Plays, my YouTube channel where I play various games for your entertainment, including Darkest Dungeon!

    #261930
    Hoot
    Hoot
    Participant

    Really looking forward to this 🙂 Can’t wait to take a new team of heroes to their doom! Amazing artwork on the promo as well.

    "Besides that, it's all in the reflexes" - Check out my channel ColdCoastGaming over at YouTube for Let's Plays of Indie, Strategy and FPS games and more!

    #261969

    Norris
    Participant

    This artwork is so pristine and new while still keeping familiar elements. I do think this DLC will do the same for our beloved game!

    "Reason is such a seldom sight in this world"

    #261996
    Iron
    Iron
    Participant

    A new hero class. “Awash in blood and delusion, they bear the burden of a thousand lifetimes.”

    Okay, time for the guessing game.

    1. A rogue Vampire who help kill other vampires. Most obvious and boring new class reveal. But I’d still play em nonetheless. But I am still convinced it must be something else. Something that can fit in all the regions.
    2. An Immortal. Highlander style. It would be fascinating to have a teammate that can’t die in a game about death. Would have to be nerfed as all hell if someone could not die.
    3. This one is broad. Someone who deals with the dead. A priest? A doctor of some sorts? Oh maybe a graveyard keeper.
    4. A religious guardian of some sorts.
    5. Someone involved with royalty.

    I too tired to think of anything else. I bid you good folks adieu.

    #262088

    GunfighterHefty
    Participant

    And then you guys will make a PSN theme and avatars and everything will be right in the world? Awesome, thanks!

    Very excited for this DLC to come my way.

    #262099
    Wakkee
    Wakkee
    Participant

    In February,the say..

    #262165

    oxonian
    Participant

    Just registered to say….

    So this clearly has vampire vibes. OK… but I really hope that they stay a million miles away from the Twilight “teenage girl’s fantasy of a handsome bad boy” crap. And really the whole genre as it currently exists.

    It is concerning that the art (while nice!) shows a beautiful face in the sky area. If it has to be vampires then let’s hope DD has *darkest* vampires — horrors that only appear beautiful (if they do at all) because of deception, like the Siren when she charms your team.

    Typical vampire film/TV fodder has a strong “oooh it would be kinda cool to be a vampire” theme. DD has managed to give us an excellent werewolf-eque hero that, while textured and engaging, is surely no one’s fantasy as something to be or to be with. Let’s hope they can do the same with the vampire archetype: remind us of their origin as unconditionally horrible terrors in folklore.

    #262267

    Boddicker
    Participant

    Don’t worry, Oxonian. If you look at the concept art when CC was first announced and the one screenshot we have of The Courtyard it’s definitely DD’s take on the vampire mythos.

    #262268

    Boddicker
    Participant

    In February,the say..

    It got pushed back because of the radiant update.

    #262304
    Iron
    Iron
    Participant

    “Awash in blood and delusion, they bear the burden of a thousand lifetimes.”

    And the winner is “The Flagellant”.

    “4. A religious guardian of some sorts.”

    Technically a religious fanatic who tortures himself and others.

    This guy looks crazy. Can’t wait to play him.
    http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/BoKjtLiLZizzS3gEyEGM6K.jpg

    #262331

    BlueRuin
    Participant

    Does anyone know if a new game will have to be started once the Crimson Court releases, or will it be integrated into games already underway?

    #262373

    Boddicker
    Participant

    “Awash in blood and delusion, they bear the burden of a thousand lifetimes.”

    And the winner is “The Flagellant”.

    “4. A religious guardian of some sorts.”

    Technically a religious fanatic who tortures himself and others.

    This guy looks crazy. Can’t wait to play him.
    http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/BoKjtLiLZizzS3gEyEGM6K.jpg

    Whoa!!!! He looks awesome.

    #262374

    Boddicker
    Participant

    Does anyone know if a new game will have to be started once the Crimson Court releases, or will it be integrated into games already underway?

    I don’t think anybody knows yet, but I can see it going either way.

    #262403

    beany
    Participant

    oh yes please release with Musketeer…..
    i want so much

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