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Darkest Dungeon update adds a new region called The Cove

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Early Access festival of grimness Darkest Dungeon has just received a new update that adds an entirely new zone, The Cove. It comes with seven new monsters to murder all your favourite characters, and a couple of new bosses.

The Cove's resident monsters are fast and bleed resistant, and utilise attacks that cause bleed effects. They also use moves that no other monsters in the game do, like healing and guarding. "These mechanics may begin to work their way into other dungeon regions in the future," warns developer Red Hook.

Darkest Dungeon dev gives players the option to turn off controversial mechanics

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Darkest Dungeon was initially lauded as a role model Early Access title, something all other developers should strive to emulate. In recent months though, it hasn't been all plain sailing for developer Red Hook Studios.

Trying to make the roguelike dungeon crawler more challenging for a hardcore group of fans, the team added a few harsh new mechanics – and ended up irritating everyone else.

The Hound Master class makes his way to Darkest Dungeon this month

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Another unfortunate adventurer is about to make his way to Red Hook Studios' moody, Gothic dungeon crawler Darkest Dungeon in the next update, the crusty yet effective Hound Master.

We don't know exactly which role he'll take up in combat, but I'd imagine he'll probably be able to occupy both the front and back ranks, flinging ranged abilities at people while sending his faithful canine pal into battle.

Fiends and Frenzy update adds new classes and bosses to Darkest Dungeon

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Gritty, grimy dungeon crawler Darkest Dungeon has received its biggest Early Access update yet, adding new hero classes, loot and bosses, plus a laundry list of big fixes and tweaks.

Fiends and Frenzy introduces two new miscreants to your roster, the Man-At-Arms and the Arbalest. The former is a melee specialist, while the latter adopts my favourite approach, namely hiding at the back shooting unspeakable abominations while they're distractedly chewing on the front-liners.

Darkest Dungeon developer warns of illegal version on the Windows Game Store

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Red Hook Studios co-president and designer for grimy, Gothic dungeon-crawler Darkest Dungeon Tyler Sigman has warned customers of an illegal version of the game apparently available to buy on the Windows Game Store.

Sigman tweeted; "If anyone has a contact at Windows Game Store, please share. Somebody is scamming DD by selling it (illegally) on there."

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