Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition Goes Physical on PlayStation 4 and Switch

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Darkest Dungeon

Those hankering for a physical copy of Darkest Dungeon don’t have long to wait. In partnership with Merge Games, Red Hook Studios is bringing Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition physically to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this March. The game will be priced at $39.99/€39.99/£34.99 on Nintendo Switch and $29.99/€29.99/£24.99 on PlayStation 4. This version contains the original game along with two DLC expansions.

Red Hook Studios also mentioned the possibility of doing a limited collector’s edition, but no other information was given at this time. The original game is already available digitally for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, PC, Linux, Mac OS and iOS.

For the full details, check out the official press release below.


Merge Games partners with Red Hook Studios to bring the award-winning Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition to retail.

Monday January 22nd, 2018, Manchester, UK. – Merge Games Ltd., a privately-owned video game publisher, is proud to announce it has partnered with Red Hook Studios to bring the award-winning gothic RPG, Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition, to PlayStation4 and Nintendo Switch retail.

Merge Games’ Managing Director, Luke Keighran, remarked, “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.”

Due for release in March 2018, Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition will be available as PlayStation4 and Nintendo Switch physical editions. Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition will feature the original Darkest Dungeon game and include the two expansions, The Crimson Court and The Shieldbreaker.

Red Hook Studios’ Co-President, Tyler Sigman, 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: Ancestral Edition will carry a SRP of $39.99/€39.99/£34.99 on Nintendo Switch and $29.99/€29.99/£24.99 on PlayStation4.

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About Merge Games

Merge Games is an independent video game publisher and distributor based in Manchester, UK. The company publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for personal computers, video games consoles and mobile devices. Merge Games also specializes in publishing collectable games for retail and worldwide digital distribution for independent developers. More information about Merge Games products can be found at www.mergegames.com.

About Red Hook Studios

Red Hook Studios is an independent game development studio founded in 2013 by veteran creators Chris Bourassa and Tyler Sigman. The company was established based upon a shared love of making unforgettable and original games that are beautiful to look at and mechanically solid to play. They leverage their many years of collective experience and complementary skills, while also engaging a network of talented specialists. Darkest Dungeon, a challenging gothic RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring, is the company’s first project.

About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.