Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition Coming to Retail on PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Red Hook Studios and Merge Games have partnered to bring Darkest Dungeon to retail as Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition this March.

January 24, 2018

It’s no secret that I love Darkest Dungeon; I even gave it a 10 in my review of the PS4 version. Darkest Dungeon is a great game that I hope many people get to play, and that is why I like that it has released on multiple platforms, including PC, Mac, Linux, PS Vita, PS4, iOS, and most recently, Nintendo Switch.

Today, developer Red Hook Studios announced something special for those looking to pick up the game on PS4 and Nintendo Switch – Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition. This is a physical version of the game that is being released in partnership with publisher Merge Games.

Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition is set to include the base game and its two main expansions: The Crimson Court and The Shieldbreaker. The package will cost $39.99 for Nintendo Switch and $29.99 for PS4. Luke Keighran, Managing Director at Merge Games, had the following to say about working with Red Hook Studios on Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition:


“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.”

Meanwhile, Red Hook Studios Co-President Tyler Sigman also commented on releasing a physical version of Darkest Dungeon:

“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!”

You can check out screenshots of the game box art for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch in with Australian, PEGI, and ESRB ratings below. Darkest Dungeon is currently available on PC, Mac, Linux, PS Vita, PS4, iPad, and Nintendo Switch, with Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition releasing in March for both PS4 and Switch.

Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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