'Dark Souls 3' Ashes of Ariandel DLC Release Details, First Look: New Armor Sets, Weapons and Magic Promised

By V Doctor , Updated Aug 26, 2016 11:25 AM EDT
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The first "Dark Souls 3" DLC expansion, called "Ashes of Ariandel," is set to launch soon. The new content will introduce new weapons, armor sets, magic and a wholly new area.

The upcoming "Dark Souls 3" DLC expansion's plot has not yet been fully revealed, but players will reportedly explore a new area to uncover a terrible secret. Players will travel to the frozen land of Ariandel where they need to defeat the evil that lurks within. The new "Dark Souls 3" DLC will showcase a new engaging storyline where players will discover the elements that destroyed Ariandel. "Ashes of Ariandel" will expectedly feature new bosses and several challenges.

GameSpot stated that the "Dark Souls 3" DLC will feature a brand new environment with new terrifying enemies, challenges and an engaging story that will further expand the existing storyline. The "Dark Souls 3" expansion will provide gamers with new weapons, armor sets and magic, which can be used against powerful opponents. There will also be a new PvP area called Immortal Competition.

PC Gamer noted that a reveal trailer for "Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel" has been released. Similar to "Painted World of Ariamis" in the original "Dark Souls," Ariandel is a snow-covered area with an enemy reminiscent of the Crow Demon.

A number of images for the upcoming "Dark Souls 3" DLC recently surfaced, including concept art for "Painter," an NPC character. Another character, called Yorshka, was shown, who appears much like Priscilla in "Painted World," and is most likely related to her. The new storyline will most likely create the connection between the two.

"Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel" is the first of two upcoming DLC expansions. "Ashes of Ariandel" will officially launch on Oct. 25, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC at a price of $15. The second expansion will launch early in 2017. "Dark Souls 3" fans can also purchase the season pass to avail of new content for $25. "Dark Souls 3" is currently available on Steam for $40.

According to the game creators, they are not planning to create a sequel for "Dark Souls 3." More updates and details are expected soon.

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