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Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic RPG about the stresses of dungeon crawling. You will lead a band of heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?

Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You’ll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system.

Darkest Dungeon is not a game where every hero wins the day with shiny armor and a smile. It is a game about hard trade-offs, nearly certain demise, and heroic acts.

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic RPG about the stresses of dungeon crawling. You will lead a band of heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?

Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You’ll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system.

Darkest Dungeon is not a game where every hero wins the day with shiny armor and a smile. It is a game about hard trade-offs, nearly certain demise, and heroic acts.

Game Features

  • The Affliction System – battle not only monsters, but stress! Contend with paranoia, masochism, fear, irrationality, and a host of gameplay-meaningful quirks!
  • Striking hand-drawn gothic crowquill art style
  • Innovative turn-based combat pits you against a host of diabolical monsters
  • Narration system to celebrate your successes…and failures
  • 16 (and counting!) playable hero classes, including Plague Doctor, Hellion, and even the Leper!
  • Camp to heal wounds or deliver inspiring speeches.
  • Rest your weary, shell-shocked characters in town at the Tavern or the Abbey to keep their stress in check.
  • Classic CRPG and roguelike features, including character permadeath, procedural dungeons, and incredible replay

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The Crimson Court

Darkest Dungeon®: The Crimson Court is the first expansion for the award-winning grim and gothic RPG by Red Hook Studios. Crimson Court is a parallel campaign experienced alongside the main Darkest Dungeon content that will provide you with new challenges and variation at every difficulty level. The narrative grounding sheds some light on the Ancestor’s early days, and will be presented in the same style of cut-scenes you’ve seen elsewhere in the game.
  • New hero class: The Flagellant – “Awash in blood and delusion, they bear the burden of a thousand lifetimes.”
  • A new dungeon region: The Courtyard
  • A full faction of new deadly foes
  • 5 new Bosses with some of the most complex and devious mechanics yet.
  • Districts: 10 new buildings to upgrade your Hamlet
  • Massive, sprawling maps with locked doors, prisoner rooms, and progress saves
  • Lore-driven trinket sets for all heroes – with set bonuses!
Darkest Dungeon®: The Crimson Court is the first expansion for the award-winning grim and gothic RPG by Red Hook Studios. Crimson Court is a parallel campaign experienced alongside the main Darkest Dungeon content that will provide you with new challenges and variation at every difficulty level. The narrative grounding sheds some light on the Ancestor’s early days, and will be presented in the same style of cut-scenes you’ve seen elsewhere in the game.
  • New hero class: The Flagellant – “Awash in blood and delusion, they bear the burden of a thousand lifetimes.”
  • A new dungeon region: The Courtyard
  • A full faction of new deadly foes
  • 5 new Bosses with some of the most complex and devious mechanics yet.
  • Districts: 10 new buildings to upgrade your Hamlet
  • Massive, sprawling maps with locked doors, prisoner rooms, and progress saves
  • Lore-driven trinket sets for all heroes – with set bonuses!

The Crimson Court

Darkest Dungeon®: The Shieldbreaker arrives in the Hamlet! Hailing from the distant windswept dunes of the east, The Shieldbreaker is deadly as a viper, her iron will has been forged in the heat of the blazing desert sun. Though outwardly demure, her emancipation from the barren wastes came at a price so terrible, it haunts her dreams even now…

  • New hero class: The Shieldbreaker
  • Dynamic, tactical skill set for the Shieldbreaker featuring all new combat mechanics including: Armor Piercing, Guard Break, and Stealth
  • Shieldbreaker class-specific trinkets, including a set.
  • 3 New Monsters – frightful illusions from the Shieldbreaker’s origin, now slithering forward to infest the Estate
  • New Consumable Item – Aegis Scale, providing a last bastion of protection for when a hero truly needs it.

Darkest Dungeon®: The Shieldbreaker arrives in the Hamlet! Hailing from the distant windswept dunes of the east, The Shieldbreaker is deadly as a viper, her iron will has been forged in the heat of the blazing desert sun. Though outwardly demure, her emancipation from the barren wastes came at a price so terrible, it haunts her dreams even now…

  • New hero class: The Shieldbreaker
  • Dynamic, tactical skill set for the Shieldbreaker featuring all new combat mechanics including: Armor Piercing, Guard Break, and Stealth
  • Shieldbreaker class-specific trinkets, including a set.
  • 3 New Monsters – frightful illusions from the Shieldbreaker’s origin, now slithering forward to infest the Estate
  • New Consumable Item – Aegis Scale, providing a last bastion of protection for when a hero truly needs it.

The Crimson Court

More to come!