Dark Souls 3's First DLC is "Ashes of Ariandel", Release Date Announced

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Dark Souls 3's First DLC is "Ashes of Ariandel", Release Date Announced

August 24, 2016

By: Bryan Heraghty

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Bandai Namco
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Release Date
April 12, 2016 (Calendar)
Action RPG
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The first DLC trailer for Dark Souls 3 released today on Sony's official Playstation YouTube account. Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel releases October 25th, 2016.


Ashes of Ariandel is the first of two DLC's that will be released for Dark Souls 3. The DLC takes place in a new area, and features new stories, bosses and NPCs, as well as weapons and armor pieces. There will also be new pyromancies, sorceries, and miracles. One of the new maps added to the game, Immortal Arena, is a PvP exclusive map. The competitive multiplayer mode will be receiving updates and new features.

The second DLC is currently planned for an early 2017 release. Ashes of Ariandel and the second DLC for Dark Souls 3 can be purchased together as a season pass bundle for $25. Ashes of Ariandel will be digital-only, and purchasable for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.


New bosses and enemies await in Dark Souls 3's first DLC

The trailer showcases new enemies to fight and new environments to explore. An emphasis on snow can be seen in the trailer, and a boss whipping itself alone in the corner brings the trailer a creepy punishment vibe inline with the series' tone. A run-through of a few of the main game bosses appeared in trailer as well.

Ashes of Ariandel is available for $14.99 on Steam

TechRaptor gave the game an 8/10, for its unique bosses and atmosphere, but ultimately felt a little too similar to past installments.

"Dark Souls III isn't revolutionary, but it's taken me on a ride I won't be forgetting anytime soon." says reviewer Perry Ruhland.

Are you excited for the first DLC for Dark Souls 3? What questions do you hope to be answered in the latest Dark Souls outing by FromSoftware? Let us know in the comments below!

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