Yesterday, April 1, Red Hook Studios teased upcoming new DLC for Darkest Dungeon: Last-man-standing, hero-vs-hero arena fights! A clever gag for April Fools’ Day, indeed—except that it wasn’t. It was, in fact, the ol’ double-reverse fakeout: The Butcher’s Circus PvP DLC is real, and barring unforeseen delay it will be out next month.

The circus has come to town, and in the warped world of Darkest Dungeon, that means it’s time for some wholesome family entertainment in the form of, uh, gladiatorial combat. The DLC will add a new location in the Hamlet called The Butcher’s Circus, where players will fight for a shot at the belt (or, at least, a higher position in the ranks) with teams of four fighters. Blood will be spilled and psyches broken, but fortunately it won’t be anyone you actually care about, at the beginning anyway: Red Hook said competitors can take part in PvP combat “without risking your campaign heroes.”

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