The first expansion for Dark Souls III has been revealed by Bandai Namco. Ashes of Ariandel is coming October 25. First glimpse inside with the trailer and screenshots. The second expansion is expected to launch in early 2017.
ENTER THE ROTTED WORLD OF DARK SOULS III™: ASHES OF ARIANDEL™ OCTOBER 25, 2016 FROM BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC.
Slip into an Infested Land and Delve Deeper into the Lore behind DARK SOULS III
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 24, 2016) – 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.
@Sdarts: style differences are small in the grand scheme of things. this will still be something that plays the same. (0 minute ago)
@KORNdog: Yes, I love Fear Effect very much. But if they're going to make it differently, I would prefer a sequel rather than a remake. Though remakes are easier, faster and cheaper to develop. (14 minutes ago)
@Sdarts: i would prefer the cel shading too, but i'm not going to write off the entire game just because it doesn't have it. it's a great series and the fact it's back is awesome. (24 minutes ago)
Fear Effect (PS1) - All Cutscenes: [url] For comparison. (49 minutes ago)
This falls more in line with what Grift and others mentioned they hated in most mods - completely altering the artstyle. (52 minutes ago)
Plus, that walking animation looks janky as hell. If they were going to remake it, they should do Cel-Shading similar to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and CyberConnect2's Naruto games. (53 minutes ago)
@KORNdog: That Fear Effect "remake" actually looks like shit. The worse is the artsyle, the original and the sequel were never about realism, they had a very impactful artstyle that this has none of. (54 minutes ago)