CRIMSON KEEP: Launch date for PC, Nintendo Switch set

Merge Games together with developers, Team Crimson, announced the imminent release of Crimson Keep Friday morning.

Crimson Keep coming out soon. (Photo: Merge Games)

Crimson Keep is a rogue-like, first-person, action RPG. The game is set to launch on PC and Nintendo Switch on Thursday, Nov. 29.

The game is set thirty years in the past where a curse destroyed the entire village of Larkstead. Banished to the dungeons below, your only hope is to explore, scavenge, and fight for survival.

Will you find the mysterious Crimson Keep? Will you escape this terrible place? Or will you be food for the innumerable beasts and horrors that lurk in the depths below?
Crimson Keep’s a game about exploration, combat and survival. The developers combined RPG progression, rogue-like gameplay together.
Descend into an ever-changing labyrinth full of monsters, traps, and treasure. Locate the sunken remains of an ancient castle and cleanse it. The great power you find within could be your only hope of escape. Every drop of XP, every piece of loot, and every bit of damage you take could determine whether you survive, or succumb to The Keep’s dark power. You will die… often.

Crimson Keep features procedurally generated dungeon layouts meaning enemies never appear in the same spot and objects such as traps and shrines move every time the player dies.

Crimson Keep challenges players with perma-death, cursed items, hunger, and deities. If you die you lose everything. On the plus side, if you manage to complete a zone, you’ll begin from its start point when you respawn.
Players can choose from three character classes – Berserker, Witch, and Drifter.

Players are able to frequently empower their characters with new abilities and equipment. Characters have access to a wide range of weapons as well. Each comes with different speeds, damage arcs, and ranges.

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Players gain access to new abilities as they level up which is useful for different combat situations. Many enemies require special strategies such as hitting them in their weak point.
Crimson Keep will carry a price tag of $14.99/£9.99/€14.99 when it’s released Nov. 29. It will be on Steam with an introductory discount of 15% until Dec. 13.

The game’s Steam page can be found here:
Crimson Keep is currently available to pre-order from the Nintendo eShop and will carry a price tag of $19.99 / £14.99 / €19.99 on the Nintendo Switch. All purchases made between Nov. 22nd and Dec. 6th will receive a 20% discount as part of an introductory offer.

About Team Crimson
Team Crimson is made up of Seattle-based game designer and artist, Ian Atherton, who came up with the idea for Crimson Keep having spent much of his childhood playing games such as Hexen, Diablo, and Everquest. The team also includes the coding skills of Ben Rog-Wilhelm and musical talents of Matt Oglesby. More information can be found at

About Merge Games
Merge Games is an independent video game publisher and distributor based in Manchester, UK. The company publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for personal computers, video games consoles, and mobile devices. Merge Games also specializes in publishing collectible games for retail and worldwide digital distribution for independent developers. More information about Merge Games products can be found at

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