New Dark Souls III content is coming, and it already has a trailer. The developer and publisher confirmed the new DLC for Dark Souls III this week, calling it Ashes of Ariandel. The new content is the first of two planned downloadable expansions for the popular installment.
The DLC will launch for the PS4, Xbox One and PC via STEAM. The studio teased the release stating, “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 the new expansion 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 popular competitive multiplayer mode.
“DARK SOULS III: Ashes of Ariandel continues FromSoftware’s track record of providing best-in-class post game downloadable content support,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With hours of new challenges, new bosses, new mysterious locations to explore, new items to obtain, and new ways to challenge other players online, it’s the perfect time to jump back into one of the best games of 2016.”
DARK SOULS III: Ashes of Ariandel will release on all platforms on October 25, 2016 for a MSRP of $14.99. A season pass for DARK SOULS III which includes DARK SOULS III: Ashes of Ariandel and a second expansion, expected to be released in early 2017, is available for purchase for $24.99 for all versions of the game.