Red Hook Studios to partner with Merge Games to bring Darkest Dungeon to retail

Merge Games is to publish the retail version of indie hit Darkest Dungeon in an ‘Ancestral Edition’ for PS4 and Switch.

Due to hit shelves in March 2018, Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition will include the base game and expansions The Crimson Court and The Shieldbreaker.

The boxed version of Red Hook Studios’ title will set consumers back £34.99 on Switch and £24.99 on PS4.

Merge Games’ MD Luke Keighran commented: “We are over the moon to be working with Red Hook Studios. Darkest Dungeon is a fantastic brand and working with the Red Hook team has been a joy. We believe Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition will be warmly welcomed by retailers and fans alike.”

Tyler Sigman, co-president at Red Hook Studios, added: “Many fans have been clamouring for a physical edition of the game, and Merge Games was the right partner to help us get this done! We’re thrilled for people to have the option to buy a retail box… And we’re going to be keeping a few copies in our personal libraries, too!”

Darkest Dungeon initially launched as an Early Access title back in 2015, to great success. It went on to launch digitally on PS4 and Vita in September 2016 and went on to sell 1m copies in a couple of months. It released digitally on Switch last week.

Here are the packshots for the retail editions if you’re into that:

About Marie Dealessandri

Marie Dealessandri is MCV’s former senior staff writer. After testing the waters of the film industry in France and being a radio host and reporter in Canada, she settled for the games industry in London in 2015. She can be found (very) occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate, Hollow Knight and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

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