Remember Doki Doki Literature Club (DDLC)? It’s now getting an upgrade!
Publisher Serenity Forge and developer Team Salvato have released Doki Doki Literature Club Plus (DDLC Plus) consisting of better graphics and stories about the game.
The DDLC was originally launched in 2017 on steam for free. It is a visual novel that looks like an anime-dating sim where boys are the main characters.
Despite the cute visuals of the game, it has a darker side of content including depression and suicide, which might not be suitable for kids. The gameplay consists of composing poems and trying to impress various female characters.
Salvato, the creator of this game, shared on his personal Twitter account the exciting additional aspects of the game last June 12.
“I’m delighted to announce Doki Doki Literature Club Plus, a labor of love from Team Salvato and Serenity Forge. DDLC Plus includes new features and content,” Salvato stated.
I'm delighted to announce Doki Doki Literature Club Plus, a labor of love from @TeamSalvato and @SerenityForge. #DDLCPlus includes new features and content and releases June 30th on PC, Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox. https://t.co/iRWD66q98E
Info in thread! pic.twitter.com/4I2hnDA2j7
— Dan Salvato (@dansalvato) June 11, 2021
According to Salvato, new content include Side Stories, ‘which are stories of friendship and literature, set outside the timeline of the original game.’
“There are six Side Stories, one for each pair of characters, to show how they became close friends,” he added.
The relaunch of DDLC Plus features a visual upgrade where you can now write poems for your school crush in extra-terrifying HD. It also has a built-in music player with 26 tracks including the 13 original songs.
Salvato also said that the picture gallery includes ‘over 100 unlockable pictures such as game art, wallpapers, never-before-seen concept sketches, and more.’
“I think it’ll be a fun way to encourage players to try to find everything DDLC has to offer,” Salvato continued.
Meanwhile, gamers shared their excitement with the digital version of the game.
literally everyone on doki doki literature club plus's steam page pic.twitter.com/zWD9apoe7l
— *Диана присоединяется к чату* (@pinku_no_tori) June 30, 2021
doki doki literature club plus sure broke steam down HAHAHAH
— 😔🤙OxyMoron (@pewdsisfab) June 30, 2021
steam won't let me install doki doki literature club plus i am so hecking sad rn it's disappeared from my library and everything :')
— Chan~ (@sunlightskyxo) June 30, 2021
Finally Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is out now on Consoles, I have watched a lot of videos of people playing this game Back in 2017 and now I can play it for myself for the very first time 😊❤️ pic.twitter.com/OwO87OhKlx
— Billy Curr (@CurrBilly) June 30, 2021
DDLC Plus is now available digitally for PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Switch, PC via Steam and Serenity Forge. Pre-orders for Physical editions are also available for PS4, PS5, and Switch.
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