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Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss is out now

by: Nathaniel -
More On: Dark Souls Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
Dark Souls may have destroyed my spirit, but it couldn't take my soul.  It also can't stop me from writing about it, further demonstrating that even though it beat me, it didn't break me.

For those of you out there it couldn't even beat, or are such gluttons for punishment that you actually like that kind of treatment, you might want to go and download Artorias of the Abyss because it's available right now on both the PS3 and Xbox 360.  

Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss adds new maps, environments, bosses, enemies, NPCs, weapons, armor, and challenges for the mightiest of the mighty to undertake.

However you feel about Dark Souls, keep in mind that I called dibs on Artorias of the Abyss as a potential band name last month.

For more details, follow the jump.

Artorias of the Abyss Expands the Dark Souls Saga for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Players

SAN JOSE, Calif. – (October 23, 2012) - NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced Dark Souls®: Artorias of the Abyss™ DLC content is available for purchase via digital download on both the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® in North America. Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss was created by acclaimed developers FromSoftware and takes 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 bolsters the Dark Souls console experience with the long awaited addition of an enhanced online PVP (player vs. player) mode allowing players to assemble battles against one another for all-out fights to the death. The innovative online component also allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either assist or maliciously sabotage each other on their journey through the world of Lordran to save the land from darkness.

Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss features sprawling new maps and environments, new boss characters, enemies, non-player characters (NPCs), an arsenal of new weapons and armor as well as 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 and most persistent players will be able to stop the encroaching darkness. Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss’ online match-making feature allows console gamers to showcase their skills against other Dark Souls players around the world.

“Artorias of the Abyss is primed and ready to bring console gamers more destruction, more pain, and more ways to die,” says Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Our console fan base absolutely loves the challenge the Dark Souls franchise has given them. Artorias of the Abyss is sure to up the death toll with the inclusion of PVP and its Match-Making features.”

Intense dungeon crawling and epic enemy encounters and boss battles are all part of the seamlessly intertwined experience awaiting gamers in Dark Souls: Atorias of the Abyss. Console gamers will experience gruesome battles, diabolical challenges, powerful weaponry and magic, and have the flexibility to customize each character to suit their desired play style.  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 DLC for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is available for purchase on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live in North America today. Rated M for Mature by the ESRB, Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss will retail at the MSRP of $14.99 on the PlayStation Network and for 1200 Microsoft points on Xbox Live. For more information on the game please visit www.facebook.com/DarkSouls, www.PrepareToDie.com.

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

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