Darkest Dungeon II sets a course for a Xbox Series X|S release on July 15

Red Hook Studios has shared that they are bringing Darkest Dungeon II to Xbox Series X|S on July 15. This follows two separate previous announcements that the game would also be coming to PlayStation platforms, as well as a release on Nintendo Switch all on that same July 15 release date. Darkest Dungeon II is now available for pre-order on the Microsoft store for $39.99, 38,99€, £33.74 with a 15% launch discount.

Like on Switch and PlayStation platforms, the Xbox Series X|S release of Darkest Dungeon II will offer the Oblivion bundle that will allow players to purchase the base game and its "The Binding Blade" DLC simultaneously, though people can purchase them separately as well.

Red Hook Studios mentioned that Darkest Dungeon II will receive a new 'Kingdoms' mode in a free content update later in 2024; this puts players under a time limit to defeat a threat that threatens to destroy the kingdom in a set amount of time.

Watch the Xbox announcement trailer down below, along with more details below.

Darkest Dungeon creator Red Hook Studios, has today announced that Darkest Dungeon II, their grim turn-based roadtrip RPG, will release on Xbox Series X|S on July 15th, 2024. The launch comes alongside the Sony’s PlayStation 4 and 5 versions and the Nintendo Switch version and will include all current updates and DLC. Players can now pre-order the game in the Microsoft Store for $39.99, 38,99€, £33.74 with a launch discount of 15%.

In addition to the main game, the DLC “The Binding Blade” will also be available on Xbox Series X|S. Players have the option to purchase the Oblivion bundle - containing the base game and DLC - in the Microsoft Store. Key features of its update include the addition of two playable heroes, The Duelist and The Crusader, as well as the roaming mini-boss The Warlord. A major new campaign game mode, ‘Kingdoms’, will arrive as a free content update later this year. This mode challenges players in a desperate race against the clock to find and defeat a monstrous threat before it overwhelms and destroys the Kingdom.

Darkest Dungeon II invites players to embark on a thrilling journey through five campaigns, known as “Confessions”, each featuring their own terrifying boss and pervasive mechanics. Including the Duelist and the Crusader, players can now choose from a total roster of 14 playable heroes. Other features include the extensive metagame progression hub “The Altar of Hope”, 10 companion pets with different run-defining properties and optional thematic difficulty modifiers in the form of the Radiant and Infernal Flame equipable items, for those who want less or more challenge.

Darkest Dungeon II arrives on Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on July 15th, 2024. The PC version is also currently part of the Steam Summer Sale, with 40% off the main game and the OST and 10% off the Binding Blade DLC.