Darkest Dungeon is a turn-based game with a gothic/Lovecraftian setting that does something truly unique. It focuses on trauma, the lingering damage caused mentally, not just physically, to those who survive combat with the horrors of the night. It’s come to a wide range of devices and platforms over the last several months, such as Steam, GOG, Tablets, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. So with that in mind, it’s not entirely surprising that a Darkest Dungeon Xbox One version has been announced.

Here’s the release statement: 

To celebrate Darkest Dungeon arriving on XBOX ONE, Darkest Dungeon®: Crimson Edition will be priced at $24.99 USD for a limited time. Darkest Dungeon®: Crimson Edition contains the Darkest Dungeon base game and The Crimson Court DLC. You will be able to pre-order it starting February 21st and this limited time offer will last for 60 days after our release on February 28th.

When porting to XBOX ONE we had a choice to make between new exclusive content for XBOX ONE owners only or to bundle Crimson Court DLC free for a limited time. We decided the latter was the best way to celebrate the launch, and ensure that none of our existing players were locked out of any possible new content.

The Shieldbreaker will also be available for $3.99 USD, starting at launch.

Darkest Dungeon®: Crimson Edition and The Shieldbreaker DLC will be the only Red Hook products on XBOX LIVE for the first 60 days. Since the Crimson Edition will be offered for the normal cost of the base game, there won’t be seperate store items for them until after the 60 day promotion period has ended.

On April 29th, Darkest Dungeon®: Crimson Edition will be removed from the XBOX LIVE marketplace, and in its place Darkest Dungeon, The Crimson Court, and Darkest Dungeon®: Ancestral Edition will be made available for purchase. Darkest Dungeon®: Ancestral Edition will be $34.99 USD and will contain Darkest Dungeon, The Crimson Court DLC, and The Shieldbreaker DLC, similar to other platforms.

I’m glad Xbox One owners will finally get a chance to try this game out. If you decide to jump in within the first sixty days, getting the The Crimson Court DLC for free is a pretty good deal. Thank you Red Hook Studios, I’m sure it will be appreciated.