If you missed, or just want to revisit, 2017’s unsettling visual novel about an enjoyable after-school poetry club, now you have another great opportunity to explore these horrors as Doki Doki Literature Club Plus launches. later this month.
As part of IGN Expo at IGN Summer of Gaming today, Team Salvato and publisher Serenity Forge announced the expanded version of the original game, which will release for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PlayStation on June 30, with at both digital and physical editions.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is neither a DLC nor an expansion, but rather an extended edition of the same deeply earth-shattering visual novel that starts off as an enjoyable dating sim and quickly takes a heck of a ride. New added content includes new side stories, improved HD visuals, over 13 new music tracks, and over 100 unlockable images. It’s also getting a premium physical edition with a soundtrack download and other goodies, slated for release later this summer.
Doki Doki Literature Club launched in 2017, and we’ve named it one of our favorite horror games this year. Today’s announcement may have come as a pleasant surprise to fans as well, as creator Dan Salvato has previously said he’s ready to move on to new projects, though he also hinted at a Doki Doki Literature Club project at the time that appears to align with the Plus edition being announced today.
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Rebekah Valentine is a reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.