Feardemic is giving its surrealist horror puzzler the next-gen do-over with DARQ: Complete Edition, coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch this month.
If horror games are your bag then DARQ: Complete Edition should be in your calendar, specifically noted for March 25th on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, and March 18th if you’re on Nintendo Switch.
DARQ: Complete Edition will release on March 18th for Switch, and March 25th for PS5/Xbox Series X|S and at the budget-friendly price of £17.99/$19.99/€19.99. But, if you already own the game on PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be getting the next-gen upgrade for free. Hooray!
But what will the next-gen versions bring? According to the presser, PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will play the game in “cinematic mode” which runs at 4K/30FPS, or in performance mode which is 1800p/60FPS. And a nice touch for PS5 players is that DARQ: Complete Edition will take advantage of the PS5’s DualSense controller and the haptic feedback it offers. Smashing.
And, as this is the Complete Edition, the game ships with the base game as well as the two released DLC packages – The Tower DLC and The Crypt DLC.
While the game will be available as a digital-only release this March, a retail edition is planned for PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch later this year, though there’s no release date for that just yet.
“Fall into the DARQ as Lloyd, a boy who finds himself trapped in a lucid nightmare. Unable to wake up, Lloyd has to face his fears and explore the darkest corners of his subconscious in order to escape to the waking world. As Lloyd, you’ll survive the nightmare through stealth, physics-defying exploration, and find objects to solve puzzles and discover the way free.”
“DARQ takes you on a journey through Lloyd’s dreams that quickly turn into a loop of nightmares. Each attempt to wake up sinks Lloyd deeper into his lucid, subconscious-driven dreams. Lloyd has to adapt to the new world, re-learn gravity, and stretch his mind in order to solve puzzles and sneak past the creatures guarding the corners of DARQ.”