If you missed, or just want to revisit, the disturbing 2017 visual novel about a pleasant after-school poetry club, you now have another excellent opportunity to explore those horrors as Doki Doki Literature Club Plus launches later this month.
As a 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 is coming out for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation on June 30, with both digital and physical editions.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is neither DLC nor expansion, but is instead an expanded edition of the same deeply upsetting visual novel that begins as a pleasant dating sim and quickly takes one heck of a turn. The new content added 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, which is planned for release sometime later this summer.
Doki Doki Literature Club launched in 2017, and we named it one of our favorite horror games of that year. Today’s announcement may have come as a pleasant surprise to fans, too, as creator Dan Salvato has said previously that he was ready to move onto new projects, though he also alluded to a Doki Doki Literature Club project at the time that seems to line up with the Plus edition announced today.
For everything else being shown off at IGN Expo, check in with IGN’s Summer of Gaming. You’ll also find our coverage there of everything from E3 2021.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.