New Dark Souls DLC announced

by: Nathaniel -
I'll admit it: I was defeated by Dark Souls in a way that I have not been defeated by a videogame since I was a kid playing those brutal 2D platformers from the early '90s.  Now, Namco Bandai has announced new downloadable content for those of you that weren't quite so humbled.

The new content is titled Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss (I call dibs on "Artorias of the Abyss" as a band name).  Artorias of the Abyss will be available for download on October 23 via the PSN, and Xbox Live.

Artorias of the Abyss will feature brand new environments for you to die in, new bosses and enemies to kill you, new weapons, armor, and enhanced PVP functionality.  

To learn more, follow the jump.  Also visit Dark Souls on Facebook and at www.preparetodie.com.
A NEW CHAPTER BECOMES AVAILABLE IN THE
DARK SOULS® SAGA FOR CONSOLE GAMERS
IN NORTH AMERICA


Artorias of the Abyss™ is Coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to Torment Console Players this Fall

SAN JOSE, Calif,. – (September 19, 2012) - NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that the Artorias of the Abyss™ content that debuted in Dark Souls®: Prepare to Die Edition™ is coming to consoles and will be available for purchase via digital download on both the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® on October 23, 2012 in North America. In Dark Souls® : Artorias of the Abyss™, acclaimed developers FromSoftware take console gamers into the depths of hell through torturous dungeons, unrelenting boss battles, and the most challenging of gameplay experiences in video games today. The Artorias of the Abyss DLC content will also provide console players with an enhanced online PVP (player vs. player) mode allowing players to assemble battles against one another for all-out fights to the death that console fans have been waiting for.

Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss will include sprawling new maps and environments, new boss characters, enemies, non-player characters (NPCs), an arsenal of new weapons and armor and additional challenging content for unrelenting heroes to face as they return to the deadly world of Lordran. Darkness born in the forests of Oolacile is expanding and engulfing the kingdom and all of its people. Only the strongest players will be able to stop the encroaching darkness. Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss will include an online match-making feature allowing console gamers to showcase their skills against other Dark Souls players around the world.

Intense dungeon crawling and epic enemy encounters are all part of the seamlessly intertwined experience awaiting gamers in Dark Souls: Atorias of the Abyss. This new chapter in the Dark Souls lore allows console gamers to experience gruesome battles, diabolical challenges, powerful weaponry and magic, and gives players the flexibility to customize each character to suit their desired play style. The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either assist or maliciously sabotage each other on the journey through the world of Lordran to save the land from darkness. Featuring a massive, seamless world design; Dark Souls: Atorias of the Abyss thrusts players into challenges presented to them and demands that players fully immerse themselves into the deep exploration and adaptable gameplay experience that only Dark Souls can provide.

Dark Souls: Atorias of the Abyss for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is available for DLC purchase on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. For more information on the game please visit www.facebook.com/DarkSouls, www.PrepareToDie.com.

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco

DARK SOULS®: PREPARE TO DIE™ EDITION & ©2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. ©2011-2012 FromSoftware, Inc.
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