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Nintendo Switch gamers surprised with free download of brutal RPG

Nintendo Switch gamers surprised with free download of brutal RPG

Want to be stressed this weekend? Nintendo has you covered

Those subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online can get their hands on a free download of one brutal RPG they may have missed the first time around.

First released on the Nintendo Switch in 2018, Darkest Dungeon is a “challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring” from the developers at Red Hook Studios.

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The roguelike RPG went on to receive very positive reviews and currently sits at a generally favourable 7.9 user rating on Metacritic.

It did so well in fact that a sequel, Darkest Dungeon 2, arrived in early access in 2021 before releasing fully in 2023.

If you missed out on the original entry, then Nintendo has you covered as Darkest Dungeon is available as a free trial for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers from 20 June to 26 June.

The news was announced via the official Twitter page and read: “More arrive, foolishly seeking fortune and glory in this domain of the damned. Play Darkest Dungeon on Switch for FREE!”

Not only can players try before they buy but they can also access the full title at a much lower price: 70% off the standard edition and 75% off the Ancestral Edition.

Is there a catch? Yes. This offer is only available for Nintendo Switch owners in North America. However, those eligible will be able to earn 100 Platinum Points upon booting up the game.

However, it seems to be worth it as Darkest Dungeon has received a plethora of positive reviews over the years.

One even read: “This game has caused me severe mental anguish. You must try it.”

Another agreed, saying: “My leper who could only gamble for stress relief, ended up having a gambling addiction. 10/10 stress- I mean, I would recommend this game.”

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Topics: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo, Free Games