Bandai Namco has officially announced Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel, the game’s first DLC that will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25th. Additionally, Namco also revealed a season pass, which includes the second expansion as well, which is due sometime in early 2017.
The first piece of DLC — Ashes of Ariandel — will cost $14.99 as a standalone purchase. Alternatively, it can be purchased through the season pass, which also includes the game’s second piece of DLC (which has yet to be named or shown), for $24.99.
Here’s an overview of the first expansion:
“Return to the world of Dark Souls III and uncover a terrible secret that lies within the frozen land of Ariandel. Players will find themselves steeped in a brand new environment filled with terrifying new enemies, challenges, and exciting lore to expand the overarching Dark Souls III storyline.
Players are tasked to enter the land of Ariandel and defeat the evil within to uncover the mystery of what has caused the land to become defiled. In addition to adding a new environment to Dark Souls III, the Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel expansion will also include new weapons, armor sets, and magic for players to discover and experiment with, as well as new features for the game’s wildly popular competitive multiplayer mode.”
And the announcement trailer:
The base game of Dark Souls III originally released April 12, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Upon release it garnered an impressive 89 on Metacritic, and established itself as a GOTY contender.
The Dark Souls series is not for me. I for one enjoy to maintain my mental sanity while playing video games. This DLC thought, like the base game, looks not only interesting but of high quality.
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