Back during Jan. 2018, the developers of Darkest Dungeon let it be known that the title was heading to the Xbox One. What they didn’t tell us is when we could expect to see the title on the system. Well, that’s water under the bridge, as they dropped a ton of new information.
Pre-orders for the game will open as of Feb. 21, 2018, while the game releases on Feb. 28, 2018. For those who pre-order and for a limited time (60 days), there will be a Darkest Dungeon: Crimson Edition. Included is the base game, as well as The Crimson Court DLC. This limited edition will be priced at $24.99. The Shieldbreaker DLC, which introduces the Shieldbreaker class, new items, monsters and other goodies, will also be available for $3.99
If you don’t pick up the Darkest Dungeon: Crimson Edition, you can still get the Crimson Court DLC, but it will cost you a bit more. After the 60 days is up, the Darkest Dungeon: Crimson Edition will be replaced with the Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition. This will be priced at $34.99 and includes Darkest Dungeon, The Crimson Court DLC, and The Shieldbreaker DLC.
As for those who already own the game on your PC, Switch or PS Vita, you won’t be able to import your saves. I know it’s a bummer, but it is what it is. The Xbox One version will also not support mods. If you want to be able to mod the game, you’ll have to stick with the PC version.
That all said, I’ll be looking forward to this on the Xbox One. Darkest Dungeon is a fantastic game, even if it can cause one to go mad at times. Lucky, Xbox One owners will be able to see what all the praise and frustration is all about. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times this game had me raging so hard. It’s not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. Yet at the same time, it’s so good.
Beware, the Darkest Dungeon is opening up on the Xbox One this Feb. 28, 2018.