After the high quality of the DLC releases for the previous Souls (or ‘Soulsborne’ if you prefer) games, we at Pure PlayStation have been marking the days on our calendars until today when we were told we’d get ‘a big announcement’ for Dark Souls 3. Well, here it is!
This may not come as a great surprise to some – with screenshots and scant information ‘leaked’ late last night (It was leaked via PlayStation’s official Twitter, so make of that what you will). But we now, finally, have the official confirmation straight from Namco Bandai that the DLC – Ashes of Ariandel will be released on October 25th 2016. Check out the suitably creepy and cryptic trailer above. Read on below for all the details.
The official blurb runs as follows: ‘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.’
In translation to none-corporate speak, this seems to suggest the DLC for the third Souls game will be as expansive to the world and lore as the additional content for the previous games. There will be a new area, new items, weapons and spells as well as a dedicated PvP map; similar to Dark Souls’ Oolacile add-on. The trailer shows us new magic and miracles, new bosses and an area that looks suspiciously similar to the painted world of Ariamis (an optional area in Dark Souls).
PurePlaystation’s Dom O’Leary says; “Take my money now Miyazaki!!!” But he’s been saying that for years so we try to ignore him. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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