Bandai Namco announced the second and last piece of DLC coming to their action RPG game – Dark Souls 3 today. According to the developers – FromSoftware, The Ringed City DLC may mark the end of the Dark Souls series itself.
Receiving critical acclaim at release, Dark Souls 3 went on to become the publisher – Bandai Namco’s fastest selling game. The game managing to sell over three million units within the first two months of release as a result.
The Souls series is popular for its extremely unforgiving gameplay, where even the most regular mobs that litter the map can kill the player character quite easily if they aren’t taking the time to learn the attack patterns of each enemy. Moreover, having boss fights that may take dozens of attempts to complete, but highly satisfying to beat in the end.
The Ringed City
Although the previous Dark Souls 3 DLC – Ashes of Ariandel – by FromSoftware received a luke-warm response due to it focusing mostly on the multiplayer side of things, and the lack of many bosses to fight when comparing it to the previous DLC of older games; it looks like we will be getting plenty of story advancements and bosses according to the new Ringed City trailer.
The DLC is tasking players with finding the Dark Soul of Humanity, alluding to the name of the series itself. We may finally get some answers to the horde of questions players have had since the start of the series.
This is a bittersweet moment for fans of the series, as although we are getting more Dark Souls to enjoy continuously dying in, it’s effectively the end of the series unless the developers change their mind of retiring it at a later date.
This final piece of Dark Souls is releasing on March 28th for Xbox One, PC and PS4 platforms. Available as a separate purchase for $15 or as part of the $25 Season Pass that includes both DLC.
Lastly, Bandai Namco is also poised to release a Game of the Year Edition of Dark Souls 3. Releasing on April 21st, the Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition includes the base game plus both DLC pieces; Bandai Namco has not revealed any pricing details for this version yet, but we expect a 60$ price tag.