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Kraków, Poland – March 11, 2021—Feardemic has announced Unfold Games’ surrealist horror puzzler, DARQ: Complete Edition, will be available on Switch March 18th and next-gen consoles (Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5) March 25th. DARQ: Complete Edition launches on digital storefronts at $19.99 / £17.99 / €19.99. Owners of DARQ: Complete Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be able to update to their respective next-gen editions for FREE.
Retail editions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch will be available during the second quarter of 2021.
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.
Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X editions will be playable in cinematic mode at 4K resolution at 30 FPS, or in performance mode at 1800p resolution at 60 FPS. Additionally, the PlayStation 5 version will take advantage of DualSense haptics.
DARQ: Complete Edition is currently available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 and can be played in English, Polish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese – Brazil, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Hungarian.
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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.
Will you decipher the true meaning of Lloyd’s dreams?
The Complete Edition includes:
- DARQ – Original Game
- The Tower DLC – Lloyd wakes up in his dreams again only to find himself in a Tower filled with many new mysteries, puzzles, and creepy creatures
- The Crypt DLC – Another loop of nightmares continues, introducing new mechanics and puzzles in a crypt filled with dark surprises
DARQ has a 94% positive score from users over Steam, a 70% positive score from critics over Metacritic, and collected 12 awards and nominations, including “Best Adventure Game” and “Best Game Music” at Chainsaw Festival 2020, “Best Game Award” at MIX / PAX West 2018, and “42nd most shared PC game of 2019” on Metacritic.
FEARDEMIC sp. z o.o, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BLOOBER TEAM S.A, is a publisher of computer games and their related entertainment products. The company strives to deliver the most interesting entertainment experiences which involve situations that evoke the most fascinating and important human emotion: fear. The company pursues this direction not because it is evil or sadistic, but because through the contrast of intense emotions, humanity can learn more about who or what it truly is.
ABOUT UNFOLD GAMES
Unfold Games is an independent video game development studio based in Los Angeles, California. Founded by former film composer Wlad Marhulets, the studio is known for its customer-first approach, open communication, and transparency. Their first title, DARQ, became one of the most shared PC video games of 2019 (Metacritic) and ensured its rapid growth, with multiple new projects planned in the near future.