Bandai Namco this morning announced that the long-awaited first Dark Souls III expansion, Ashes of Ariandel, should be ready to go on October 25th, 2016. Those with a season pass will get the expansion at no charge, but players can pick it up a la carte for $14.99. The second, currently untitled Dark Souls III expansion will hit in early 2017 sometime.
Get all the details for Ashes of Ariandel below, and check out some new screens and the announcement trailer below.
Dark Souls III – Ashes of Ariandel DLC Announcement Trailer:
Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced DARK SOULS III: Ashes of Ariandel, the first of two planned downloadable expansions to the critically acclaimed DARK SOULS III for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM. 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.
“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 is rated “M” for Mature and will be available for download on the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM 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.