Darkest Dungeon Full Release Date: January 19, 2016

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Darkest Dungeon Full Release Date: January 19, 2016

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Greetings everyone!

Thank you for being part of the Darkest Dungeon early access experience! This community has grown beyond our expectations, and we’re both grateful and humbled by your support, ideas, critiques, and feedback throughout this past year.

From the moment we launched early access back in February, we had two important priorities: regularly deliver exciting, meaty updates to the game, and ship the full release this year. We recognized that October would not only be an awesome thematic fit for the full release, but it was early enough in the year to avoid getting swept away by the massive AAA releases around Thanksgiving.

As many of you know, game development has a great many dependencies and variables. Between PAX’s, Coves, & corpses, it became clear that an October date would mean rushing our endgame content out the door – a move that would ultimately not be in anyone’s best interest. So, we looked at the December 1st timeframe – it would be tight, but with a few lucky bounces and a whole lot of focus, it was doable. A Death Star trench run with Obiwan gently whispering in our ears.

Unfortunately, late last week Chris’ father-in-law passed away suddenly. Given our small team size, events such as these have a measurable effect on development. If anyone is out of action, it means delays because each person’s job is highly specialized.

As a result, we have set January 19th as our Official Launch Day.

In keeping with our commitment to regular content updates, we’ll be dropping an interim patch towards the end of November that introduces a new playable hero: The Abomination! Designed in collaboration with our Lord tier Kickstarter backer, this bloodthirsty class is unlike anything currently in the game. Keep your eyes peeled for the full reveal in the coming weeks! This update will also include two decidedly unsettling backer-designed monsters, as well as some other ‘goodies’! You can also expect continued hotfixes as necessary.

As always, a very sincere thanks to all of you who have made this game and this community something special. We are truly on the home stretch, and we are incredibly excited to bring this game to completion…and beyond!

–The Darkest Dungeon Team

This topic contains 52 replies, has 30 voices, and was last updated by  stubbieoz 7 months ago.

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  • #80974
    zehren
    zehren
    Participant

    The Date! They gave us the Date!

    #80981
    Y2A_Alkis
    Y2A_Alkis
    Participant

    And they gave us THE ABOMINATION! #DarkGasm
    Also, is it possible to get this awesome graphic in full 1080p wallpaper resolution? I need that “Go To Hell” on my screen!

    John linked it to me on Reddit – THANKS CHRIS AND JOHN!!! <3

    #80988
    Outlawcutthroat
    Outlawcutthroat
    Participant

    Abomination huh? Please let this be an undead hero, a vampire lord or a death knight or anything that cool. Looking forward to November.

    #81001
    Lt.Hargrove
    Lt.Hargrove
    Participant

    I actually had a concept for a cursed/dark wretched woman class written out in my head.

    #81003
    Skylord_Elberich
    Skylord_Elberich
    Participant

    But the Merchant!
    What about the merchant?!
    WHERE’S THE MERCHANT?!!

    Out of the monster, someone to meet
    Out of the darkness, someone... sweet

    #81004
    Lt.Hargrove
    Lt.Hargrove
    Participant

    Duh, ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE ALREADY?

    #81021
    smokeringhalo
    smokeringhalo
    Participant

    YES! Thanks to the dev’s for making one of the best and most addictive games I’ve ever played! Can’t wait for the full release!

    #81025
    zehren
    zehren
    Participant

    Btw, yeah – what about the Merchant class? Will we see it?

    #81027

    fumaleiar
    Participant

    I just wanted to say kudos for Redhook to deciding to not only delaying the release in order to deliver a quality product and for a great early access experience, but for also stating a reasonable date for final release. I look forward to the new class and the whatever the interim patches have to offer. I also would like to offer my condolences to Chris. It is never easy to lose a loved one.

    #81053
    Y2A_Alkis
    Y2A_Alkis
    Participant

    But the Merchant!
    What about the merchant?!
    WHERE’S THE MERCHANT?!!

    Btw, yeah – what about the Merchant class? Will we see it?

    Official Twitter says “Merchant class is planned for right after launch.”

    #81056
    zehren
    zehren
    Participant

    Official Twitter says “Merchant class is planned for right after launch.”

    Oh, thanks for this information.

    A bit disappointing, though – I’ve always expected that it is the Lord tier class would be released last, not Merchant. The best presents are usually given last =)

    #81066

    Kakimori
    Participant

    Let the Abomination Speculation Sensation Train begin.

    Also, my condolences to Chris. 🙁

    #81075
    Skylord_Elberich
    Skylord_Elberich
    Participant

    But the Merchant!
    What about the merchant?!
    WHERE’S THE MERCHANT?!!

    Btw, yeah – what about the Merchant class? Will we see it?

    Official Twitter says “Merchant class is planned for right after launch.”

    Oh. I’m cool with that.

    Out of the monster, someone to meet
    Out of the darkness, someone... sweet

    #81076
    ZiN
    ZiN
    Participant

    From the moment we launched early access back in February, we had two important priorities: regularly deliver exciting, meaty updates to the game…

    Yeah, sure… if you say so…

    The Abomination

    Hmm, something like Quasimodo, or Frankenstein’s monster? A wretched, mutant freak of nature with a benevolent heart? Oh wait… bloodthirsty… i don’t like that, to be honest, but interesting nonetheless.

    We are truly on the home stretch…

    Mhmm, i havent noticed that, thanks for the heads up.

    #81077
    Outlawcutthroat
    Outlawcutthroat
    Participant

    Hmm, something like Quasimodo, or Frankenstein’s monster? A wretched, mutant freak of nature with a benevolent heart? Oh wait… bloodthirsty… i don’t like that, to be honest, but interesting nonetheless.

    I seriously hope it’s something more original than Frankenstein. Tho judging by the description it’s definitely not a human. Hellion and Occultist already got it covered when it comes to freaks on border of being monsters ( tinkering with the abyss and hellion’s barbarian rage ). So I guess this dude is really going to be a monster hero.

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