Dark Souls II Getting A Trilogy Of DLC Episodes

By Ishaan . June 4, 2014 . 10:00am


Dark Souls II is getting a trilogy of DLC episodes, collectively titled “Lost Crowns,” Bandai Namco have announced. The three DLC episodes will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Dates are as follows:


The Crown of the Sunken King – July 22, 2014

The Crown of the Old Iron King – August 26, 2014

The Crown of the Ivory King – September 24, 2014


Namco say that the Crown of the Sunken King episode will ask players to reclaim the crown once owned by King Vendrick. The episode will feature “entirely new areas,” including pyramids and underground cavern. It will also include new enemies.

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  • ChaosExTheory

    Season Pass costs 19,99 € in case anybody cares! Source: http://store.steampowered.com/app/284450/

    • Kornelious

      Ha, I literally just asked if there was gonna be a season pass…Thanks! :D I hope it will be on the PS3 as well

      • MaximDualBlade

        you cannot play online on an used copy of the game?

        • Kornelious

          What? Of course you can….Why would you think that?

          • MaximDualBlade

            you asked for a season pass. What is that?

          • DesmaX

            It’s so you can pre-order all of the DLC (At a smaller price than just buying all of them separately). When they’re available, you’ll be able to download them.

            Online Pass is the one that restricts online play

          • MaximDualBlade

            You understood and cleared my confusion thanks.

          • Kornelious

            Oh that’s what you meant, my bad. Yup basically what Desma said, plus sometimes you can get the DLC a week early! :D

          • MaximDualBlade

            the early thing sounds sweet

  • Kornelious

    DLC episodes!? Well I didn’t see this coming but am glad that it’s here :D
    I thought they might release some DLC for Dark Souls 2 but I thought it was just gonna be one thing like “Artorias of the Abyss”….But this is even better!

    I wonder if this takes place during our journey or after the “Ending”……most likely during the journey, I mean can you imagine trying to patch “that” ending up X(

    I can’t wait to jump back into some DS2! If there was ever need for a Season Pass, now is the time. I haven’t seen something like this since the “Tyranny of King Washington” for AC3 which I loved! :D

    • persona_yuji

      Can’t imagine this being after the ending, I mean, how would you get out of that predicament? ;P

      • N7 KiNGPiN

        It may be like Dark Souls 1 DLC (Artorias of the Abyss), where you’ll have to start NG+ to access it.

        • andref

          You didn’t have to start NG+ you just had to be far enough to where you were going after the 4 great souls and acquire a pendant from a crystal golem in the Duke’s archives which activated the portal in the cave behind the hydra

          • N7 KiNGPiN

            Right I know that, but for people who already finished the game, they would have to start NG+. There’s no way to access the DLC from the menu or anything like that….that’s what I meant.

          • Shinobikens

            Or they could’ve just made a new character and not have had to do NG+. Nobody ever HAD to do NG+

          • andref

            Though unlike Dark Souls 1, DS2 doesn’t automatically move on to ng+ and beyond until a player activates it through the majula bonfire. So one may not have the same requirements as the first game

      • Kornelious

        A better question would be how we GOT into that predicament XD

        • persona_yuji

          Well the game flat out tells you how you got into that predicament: You don’t know!

          Chosen Undead: Welp, time to find a cure for the curse!
          Emerald Herald: Are you the next monarch?
          C.Undead: Uuuh…no, I’m here to find a cure.
          Emerald.H: Ah, so you’re here to be the next monarch.
          C.Undead: You know what, screw it, soo huh…where the bosses at?
          Emerald.H: On the way for you to become the next monarch.
          C.Undead: Oh for crying out loud…
          Emerald.H: Don’t worry, I’ll be by your side, until hope disapears.

          • Kornelious

            Yup, basically :P

  • Zack

    This is going to be sweeeet! I hope they’ll re-release the game with all DLCs, just like they did with Dark Souls, but this time with cross-compatible saves!

  • DesmaX

    So much for no DLC.


    • British_Otaku

      They suggested that they would have none?
      I suppose we can’t trust Bandai Namco developers to stick to claims like that if they aren’t part of the Tekken crew.

      • Sakurazaki

        IIRC, they said that they will consider the prospect of DLC as long as the fans ask for it. The thing is I don’t recall anyone ever asking for anything lol.

    • Cazar

      They never said that. They just said that it wasn’t in planning during the primary game’s development.

    • Derek E Nay

      I knew that was a lie as soon as I saw “Checking for DLC” when you open the menu lol

      • KyoyaHibari

        There was pre-order DLC that gives quick access to the infected/bound weapons and shields normally sold later in the game ;P.

        • Derek E Nay

          Ah you right, I forgot about that ^.^ Either way I don’t really care if they add stupid DLC or not. I am to much of a stupid fan to not buy the DLC.

  • MaidKillua

    Well, in my personal opinion the setting for the first episode looks absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait to play it

  • MaximDualBlade

    I hope they release a version with all the dlc included

  • subsamuel01

    Waiting for E3 too see what their exclusive PS4 title is, project beast.

    • Kornelious

      Project Beast?

      • persona_yuji
        • Kornelious

          Wow. A souls-like game for the PS4. Now that’s what I’m talking about! :D

        • Land of Green Pasture

          ‘look like it’s the time to get a ps4’

          • Kornelious

            Don’t resist….Come to the DARK SIDE…..We have frosty beverages and a new Souls game =)

  • Based Ignacio Puppo

    See? This is the kind of DLC I want to see. Not stupid “Adachi DLC for a game that we haven’t even released yet, but we gonna nickel and dime you day one! ;)”.
    DLC made AFTER the game was made, to expand over the base game itself.

    • Guest

      Well Adachi is being released after the game was made. Only the west is getting it day 1 of release

      • Based Ignacio Puppo

        Still, it was announced FOUR MONTHS before release. I’d rather they be less concerned with DLC, and more with providing a better game

        • Shinobikens

          It’s been out in arcades since last year. Games that are released in arcades are fine-tuned in arcades. They’ve already done a lot of work to provide a better game. Not to mention he’s free if you get a first run copy of the game

      • Kornelious

        Wait, WE are getting the Day-One DLC? I thought that was for Japan’s version?

    • Heisst

      It’s a season pass, those are bad.

      • Rohan Viajar

        meh, it’s true that season pass is overplayed.
        but it works for some games.

        In this case, I’m fine with it.

  • persona_yuji

    Well… THAT was unexpected. o.o
    From Software, you caught me unprepared, but I love you so… COUNT ME IN!

  • Lloyd Christmas

    I’d gladly buy them… if I could get past those stupid-ass gargoyles. WTF were they thinking?!

    • Shinobikens

      They’re SUPER easy. They’re also not required so if you can’t kill em just come back later

    • KyoyaHibari

      You’re probably just underleveled. Trust me, most people find them impossible when they first encounter them (Belfry Luna is in a pretty early area of the game) but those guys will whoop you easy around that point. Once you’re a little further into the game and come back you can take them out quickly and more efficiently.

  • Venus in Furs.

    What a great excuse to create a new character. From Software is trying to take all of my free time…

  • Abysswalker90

    More Dark Souls?


    This trailer is OP, please nerf.

  • TrevHead

    Cool just as long as each DLC is as good as Artoria of the Abyss and not split into 3 parts.

    Also I’d buy the collectors edition if they offered it.

  • The_Superior_Spider-Mon

    I’m hoping they release the DLC trilogy as a bunduruu (bundle) in the future.

  • Guest

    Why don’t game companies just, I don’t know, make one REALLY GOOD expansion and then patch it or something

  • Prototype_

    Damn, I guess I am going to wait for the GoTY edition now.

    • “Dark Souls II: Go Beyond Death Edition”

      Winter 2014

  • Juliano C

    best new of the week!

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