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The Long Dark Expansion Pass Release Date and Roadmap Announced

Hinterland Studio has announced the latest update coming to their popular game The Long Dark, as well as the roadmap of what's to come in the future for the game. The thrilling open-world survival…

November 23, 2022 | 04:05 EST

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The Long Dark Survival Mode Paid DLC Is Coming

Hinterland Studios has confirmed that The Long Dark Survival Mode paid DLC is coming. This DLC will include new mechanics, challenges, regions, and more, and will be offered both as a season pass and…

May 3, 2022 | 10:51 EDT

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The Long Dark Update 2.00 Fixes a Bunch of Bugs

A new The Long Dark update has arrived, fixing dozens of bugs and upgrading the game to a new version of the Unity engine. The Long Dark is a long-running survival game that's effectively split into…

April 6, 2022 | 02:07 EDT

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The Long Dark Perilous Constraint Update Adds Blackrock to Survival Mode

The Long Dark Perilous Constraint Update has arrived, adding the Blackrock Region to Survival Mode, new items, and a bunch of quality-of-life improvements for this survival game. First released in…

December 7, 2021 | 03:50 EST

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The Long Dark Episode 4 Release Date Arrives Next Month

Get ready for a chilling new adventure: The Long Dark Episode 4 release date has been locked in for October 2021 on PC and consoles. The Long Dark is a survival game that pits players against the…

September 22, 2021 | 03:08 EDT

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The Long Dark Wintermute Episode Four Details Revealed

Hinterland has revealed some more information about the upcoming fourth episode of The Long Dark's Wintermute story mode. We now have a title and narrative setup for episode four, and Hinterland has…

September 8, 2021 | 11:15 EDT

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The Long Dark's Halloween Event is Coming October 29th

Developer and publisher Hinterland Studio has announced their plans regarding The Long Dark for the rest of the year, which includes the Escape The Darkwalker event that's coming October 29. The…

October 16, 2020 | 09:25 EDT

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The Long Dark Episode 4 Release Date Delayed to 2021

Work-from-home challenges will see The Long Dark Episode 4 release date delayed beyond its intended December 2020 launch window. According to the game's developer, we should now expect the next…

August 21, 2020 | 02:35 EDT

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[Correction] The Long Dark ERRANT PILGRIM Survival Update is Coming Soon

After quite the wait, The Long Dark ERRANT PILGRIM Survival Update has finally arrived! This next batch of content in the snowy survival game will give players access to a new region, new gameplay…

November 29, 2019 | 02:00 EST

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The Long Dark Hits Five Year Anniversary, Sets Next Story Episode for Launch

Vancouver-based developer Hinterland is celebrating five years of The Long Dark and announced the release date of Episode Three: Crossroads Elegy. Crossroads Elegy is set to launch on October 22nd…

September 27, 2019 | 01:30 EDT


The Long Dark Episode 3, Episodes 1 And 2 Redux Coming December 2018

Survival game The Long Dark is getting a brand new episode for its story mode, Wintermute, in December this year. Unlike the first two episodes, Episode Three doesn't currently have a title. Expect…

August 1, 2018 | 10:30 EDT


The Long Dark Gets A New Region And More in Vigilant Flame Update

A new Survival Mode update has come to The Long Dark in the form of a new region, improved cooking mechanics, and several bug fixes. The update is now available on all platforms, at no additional…

June 18, 2018 | 03:29 EDT

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Quick Thoughts - The Long Dark

Survival games have become a growing sub-genre in the past few years thanks to the advent of titles like Minecraft that pushed survival and crafting games into the mainstream. Despite the growth in…

August 22, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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The Long Dark

The Long Dark is a survival game that pits the player against the bitter cold of the rural Canadian Wilderness after an apocalyptic event wiped out most of humanity. This solo experience by indie…

August 14, 2017 | 05:13 EDT

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The Long Dark Exits Early Access & Debuts on PlayStation 4 August 1

Canadian survival game The Long Dark (developed & published by Hinterland Studio Inc.) is leaving Steam Early Access on August 1, 2017, according to a news post on the game's Steam Community. (…

May 7, 2017 | 11:47 EDT

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The Long Dark is in Early Days, but Shaping Up Fine

One thing to keep in mind while reading this: The Long Dark is still in Alpha, and this is an Alpha preview. Many features, mechanics, etc., are not set in stone and are very likely to change. Also,…

October 4, 2014 | 01:00 EDT