New Darkest Dungeon DLC “The Color of Madness” Announced, Coming Spring 2018

Red Hook Studios has announced a new batch of downloadable content heading to Darkest Dungeon.

The new batch of DLC is titled simply “The Color of Madness,” and its focused on Lovecraftian-themed stories involving a “hateful shard of alien origin.” A release window is set for spring of next year.

Fans can expect a new quest type, a new enemy faction, a powerful new trinket, and more in the new content.

Here’s a rundown on the new content:

With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos…

-HP Lovecraft

Some hateful shard of alien origin has streaked through the night sky, crashing into the old Miller’s farm on the outskirts of the Hamlet!  Those unfortunate enough to witness the Comet’s arrival have been blinded by what they can only describe as a shifting, ephemeral hue of damnably abrasive intensity.  There has been no word from the farm in a fortnight, save for the unearthly groaning that echoes from the ruin of the mill…

  • A New Quest Type: Get lost in time and space as you confront unending waves of enemies, new and old, pushing ever closer to the crash site of the Comet.  Survive as long as you can stomach, and compare your highest kill count with friends and rivals alike!
  • A New Enemy Faction: The husks of the Miller and his farmhands roam the area around the windmill, spreading the all-consuming influence of the Comet’s light.
  • Powerful New Trinkets: Visit the Nomad Wagon and spend Comet Shards to purchase trinkets with new and powerful functionality.

Red Hook noted that the Shieldbreaker DLC for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita is launching this Wednesday, December 6th. This content will also be available for the Switch version at release, however they’re not ready to confirm the launch date for the Switch version – they’re working on finishing it up to submit it for certification at Nintendo (they’re hoping for an early 2018 release).

Brandon Orselli


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  1. CoarseHock
    December 5, 2017 at 11:39 am

    DLC based on The Colour Out of Space? Neat.

  2. AnarKreig
    December 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    It doesn’t seem feature rich enough to be classified as an expansion.

  3. GameZard
    December 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Surprised this is still getting supported.

  4. Rough
    December 5, 2017 at 8:04 pm


  5. UnpluggedBeta
    December 5, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    My thoughts exactly. Great game though.

  6. alterku
    December 6, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    The last DLC was panned by the great majority aside from the flagellant. I don’t expect to be blown away by this one either.