If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It.


If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It.

“No matter how much you think you love somebody, you’ll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close.”

-Chuck Palahniuk

We know there’s been questions swirling around the upcoming DLC:The Crimson Court, and today we wanted to give you all a little insight into the carnivorous chaos that will come to the Estate.

Crimson Court is a parallel campaign experienced alongside the main Darkest Dungeon content that will provide you with new challenges 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 cutscenes you’ve seen elsewhere in the game.

As the Crimson Curse spreads unrelentingly over the estate, parties will battle new enemies in familiar regions, as well as setting foot in a completely new sprawling environment: the Courtyard.  There, amidst unique curios, traps and obstacles, a complete faction of new blood-crazed foes lie in wait, overseen by three distinct boss encounters.  These slavering enemies and epic encounters will introduce new combat mechanics, testing the limits of your favourite strategies.

As the infestation grows, and your roster begins to sicken, the Fanatic will emerge to roam the hallways, confusing friend and foe alike in his zealous quest to exterminate the Curse.

The odds are not completely stacked against you, however!  A new playable hero class will be added alongside powerful new trinkets, town events, and a fresh way to expand and upgrade your Hamlet.

At Red Hook, we’re working as hard as possible to deliver an exceptional DLC experience – one that enriches and expands the core game.  Our mantra is that the addition of Crimson Court represents the canonical way to experience Darkest Dungeon, and we can’t wait to deliver it to you.  We’d hoped to get it out earlier this year, but opted to delay in order to pack additional value into the free ‘Radiant’ update.  We’re looking at releasing the Crimson Court in Late May/Early June, and will keep you all up to date as work progresses.  Quality is our first priority, hence why we cannot confirm an exact date just yet.

So, as you enjoy a glass of red wine this weekend, listen for the cries of your infected parties ring out from the time-shrouded mists of the Hamlet…

“The Blood!  I must have the Blood!”

P.S. We are still trying to get the Radiant update pushed to PlayStation Network as soon as possible. A few things have taken longer than expected but we still expect that to launch shortly and those efforts plus Crimson Court development are moving in parallel.


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  • VanityPirate
    Mar 31, 2017 @ 17:43 pm


  • Iron
    Mar 31, 2017 @ 18:13 pm

    Man, I am so curious what the new class is gonna be. It can’t be a vampire, because any hero can become a vampire. It can’t be a monster hunter, because of the new roaming mini boss is a vampire hunter. Which is awesome by the way. It can’t be a werewolf, because of the abomination class. It can’t be holy based, because of the vessel class. Perhaps a Noble man or woman. A Guard or some kind of authority. Or most likely a common themed mercenary, tragic soul or twisted being that I am overlooking. I can’t wait for the reveal of our new adventurer.

    • AndIMustMask
      Apr 9, 2017 @ 17:30 pm

      but what better hunter of the vampire hunters could there be than a vampire vampire hunter hunter of your own?

  • Dr. Jekyll
    Mar 31, 2017 @ 18:22 pm

    My Hachiko is tired waiting. Went to sleep until the summer time.

  • Boddicker
    Apr 1, 2017 @ 3:05 am

    Great job, Red Hook!!!! I’m really excited that the radiant update is releasing soon 🙂

  • Erik
    Apr 1, 2017 @ 6:22 am

    It’s sad to hear that of course, but quality is the most important thing. Wish you luck! Hope dlc will be released in May!

  • toaster coven
    Apr 9, 2017 @ 15:56 pm

    This is even better than I could’ve possibly imagined. So damn excited, and so happy you guys are so committed to quality. Makes the three separate copies of DD that I’ve bought worth it. Can’t wait for June!
    Side note: so FUCKING PUMPED for this new hero to be revealed.

  • Woolly Mammoth
    Woolly Mammoth
    Apr 12, 2017 @ 18:32 pm

    There’s been no updates on the PS4 update for Radiant Update. I really look forward to trying that out. How soon is asap?

  • Tenebreux
    Apr 13, 2017 @ 1:18 am

    No idea friend. Kinda scary though cuz if we gonna have to wait the end of Crimson Court beta to Hope for a ps4 release we’ll probably have to wait 4month after Steam release (like now) :/
    I’m curently blocked at week 90 in my ng+ file !

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