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Dark Souls 2 DLC announced, first chapter coming in July

by Robert Workman, shacknews.com, Jun 4, 2014 9:30AM PDT

Ready for more death? Sure you are. Bandai Namco has announced that three new chapters of downloadable content will be coming to Dark Souls 2, and the first of the three releases, Crown of the Sunken King, will be making its way to release on July 22nd. Light those campfires now…

The content, which will release for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Steam/PC, is dubbed The Lost Crowns trilogy, and throws even more dangerous enemies and ridiculous challenges to overcome, including a few bosses that will wipe the floor with you several times.

In the first chapter of the DLC, Crown of the Sunken King, you're off on a journey to reclaim the crowds that Drangleic's King Vendrick once possessed. As you may realize over the course of your adventure, getting them back isn't quite so easy.

The first DLC will release on July 22nd, while the remaining two chapters, Crown of the Old Iron King and Crown of the Ivory King, will release on August 26th and September 24th, respectively.

"To say we are excited to unleash these three new chapters to Dark Souls II fans is an understatement," said Chris Gilbert, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Bandai Namco Games America. "Bandai Namco Games is very proud of the universal praise and enjoyment fans have both given and received from Dark Souls 2. The Lost Crowns trilogy and more specifically the Crown of the Sunken King will kick off what will surely be an exciting summer of speculation and anticipation of the new battles, challenges and triumphs to come amongst our most ardent fans."

The chapters can be purchased for $9.99 apiece, or fans can purchase the trilogy in one swoop and save $5, at a total price of $24.99. That's a small price to pay for a whole lot of death.

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