Dark Souls 3's First DLC Called "Ashes of Ariandel," Release Date Revealed

Here's when you'll be able to return to the world of Dark Souls 3.

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The first Dark Souls 3 DLC expansion is called "Ashes of Ariandel" and will be available on PS4 from October 25, Sony has announced. A trailer for the DLC was posted on Twitter, but linked to a private video. The tweet has since been deleted, suggesting it was published prematurely.

Nevertheless, the mishap has indicated a trailer is imminent. GameSpot will update this post with the video when it becomes available.

A previous Dark Souls 3 DLC leak suggested the expansion would contain maps, bosses, enemies, and additional weapon and armor sets.

The existence of Dark Souls 3 DLC came to light in February when listings for a Season Pass appeared on digital storefronts. There will be two expansion packs, bundled together through the $25 Season Pass and likely also available individually. A tweet recently teased that a "major announcement" is coming on August 24, presumably for this DLC.

Dark Souls 3 launched in the west on April 12 to mostly positive reviews. GameSpot's Dark Souls 3 review awarded the sequel 8/10.

"There are several possible endings to Dark Souls 3, and although most are anticlimactic, they drive home the loneliness of the paths we took," reviewer Mike Mahardy said.

"The old lords have abandoned their posts, and in the hunt to usurp them, we descend into those dark valleys, and climb those imposing peaks. This is the essence of Dark Souls III: periods of doubt, followed by great reward. The journey may be rocky, but there's a throne waiting at the end."

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