Doki Doki Literature Club is a cult hit that began life as a freeware title on PC and Mac, and has become a much talked about and referenced part of gaming culture. On the surface it's a visual novel about poetry and romance, but its unique spin and approach then make it more of a 'psychological horror' experience. Yes, that sounds crazy; that's also why it's earned such attention and fandom.
It's now getting a full and updated release on consoles, including Nintendo Switch - it lands on 30th June. As you can see in the trailer above, which featured as part of IGN's Summer of Gaming, it's a 'Plus' version that adds various extras and goodies to the package:
- 6 new Side Stories about friendship and literature, totaling hours of new content
- 100+ unlockable images including new game art, wallpapers, never-before-seen concept sketches, and more
- 26 total music tracks, including 13 all-new unlockable songs by Nikki Kaelar, plus special guests Jason Hayes and Azuria Sky
- A built-in DDLC music player to unwind with your favorite songs in a custom playlist, or loop a single track forever
- A high-fidelity visual upgrade with all artwork now in Full HD (1080p)
There will also be a neat physical edition that'll cost just $29.99USD; the official store states that pre-orders will open in the future, and it'll also pop up at major retailers.
Are you planning to pick this up? (It's worth noting that despite its colourful visuals, publisher Serenity Forge states that "this game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed")