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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus adds HD art to the totally normal visual novel

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If you haven't played Doki Doki Literature Club at this point, there's no avoiding the truth about it: It is not the cute visual novel about dating that it appears to be on the surface. It's a gruesome horror game (opens in new tab).

Announced at IGN's pre-E3 showcase (opens in new tab), Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is a rerelease of the game with new side stories, HD art, more than 12 new music tracks, and over 100 unlockable images. That's according to the trailer that appeared at IGN's show, which plays up the contrast between the game's sweet exterior and horrifying true nature. 

Doki Doki Literature Club Plus releases June 30 on Steam and the Epic Games Store (and consoles). There's also a boxed edition releasing sometime this summer. The trailer's embedded above, and there's more info at ddlc.plus (opens in new tab).

Tyler Wilde
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.