Red Hook Studios’ stylised dungeon crawler Darkest Dungeon is making the jump from PC to consoles.
A release on PS4 and Vita has been announced for spring 2016. The title’s twist is that party members are subject to the mental rigours of the peril that confronts them.
We’ve always been fans of dungeon crawlers and we’ve all grown up with the gospel of Gygax, but there was one aspect always missing from these adventures of fame and glory,” community manager John Lindvay said. Warriors are always brave, clerics always faithful to their deity. But humans are fragile and become irrational as pressures mount.
So we wanted to make a game set in a dark gothic low-fantasy world that would begin to capture what it would be like if a human, not a superhero, lived through the events we see so often in RPGs.
We’ve been working on Darkest Dungeon since April 2013. Seeing your game running on a console is a big deal for any developer, and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve always been proud of our game’s visuals, but seeing it on a large TV… it’s never looked better.”
Gamers will get their first chance to try the port in December at the PlayStation Experience.