Darkest Dungeon’s stress-laden gameplay is finally coming to PS4 and Vita in September

By Stephany Nunneley
3 August 2016 17:00 GMT

Darkest Dungeon can literally make you want to smash stuff on occasion. But that’s not a wise thing to do.


The challenging, and rather stressful at times, turn-based dungeon crawler has been out on PC for quite some time and it is finally heading to PS4 and Vita.

If you have never played it, know that the people you control in your party will die quite often, I promise. But it’s all about planning ahead if possible. You will need to be strategic, and give no quarter to your enemies, and keep an eye on that stress bar. From my experience, this is not a game you win, but one you survive.

If you have been waiting on the dungeon crawler to arrive on PS4, your wait was worth it as it will come with extra content.

Since it was first announced for PlayStation systems in 2015, Red Hook Studios has added more content as the Stagecoach has brought a new hero class, to the game, bringing the total to 15 – as previously reported.

Every week the Stagecoach brings a new hero into town which is handy because many heroes in your group will not return from the dungeon alive, and you will need fresh bodies for your next adventure.

Darkest Dungeon also features over 40 different Town Events which will add variety to the campaign, and you can even have a chance encounter with Vvulf and his Bandit Raiders. If encountered, you need to dispatch him and his nefarious minions before they destroy the hamlet.

Not all members of your four person army will live to see another day, and not classes get along with others. And when the stress mechanic is factored in while battling, well, anything can happen once that bar fills up. The wiki explains this much better than I can, so be sure to read it if interested.

Currently available on Steam for Linux, Mac and PC, Darkest Dungeon will be released on PS4 and Vita September 27. It will run you $24.99 or the local equivalent, and supports cross-buy and cross-save.

PS Plus members can also expect a 20% discount off of the game.

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