Dark Souls
Is Downloadable Content Inbound for Dark Souls?
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Rumours are swirling of possible upcoming downloadable content for Dark Souls.

According to EGM, a source close to the project has revealed that "some form of expanded content" is being finalised by the game's developers From Software and that we should expect it in the first quarter of this year.

While the source didn't share any other details, EGM are pointing to a trademark relating to Dark Souls called Yama No Mori, filed late last year. Translated from the Japanese it means Forest of Darkness or Dark Forest. A possible new area to explore and be brutally murdered in?

We've requested confirmation from Namco Bandai, but no official comment was forthcoming. Boo.


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Comment #1 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 04:41:37 AM
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but i cant afford any more joypads.

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Comment #2 by onidemon
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 04:46:55 AM
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hahaha........I feel the same Buzzardio.

Still this would be great so long as it's reasonably priced.

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Comment #3 by ChinaPig
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 04:51:06 AM
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Funny considering they're the only developer that I specifically remember saying that they wouldn't make DLC and that their game was already substantial enough without it.

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Comment #4 by Brengun
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 04:53:13 AM
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I don't even need an excuse to play more Dark Souls so this is great news, I just hope it doesn't turn out to be something multiplayer/new equipment related but is actually a whole new area.

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Comment #5 by Arron114
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 05:02:37 AM
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It doesn’t need DLC. the game is a masterstroke. they should be working on a sequel.

@4 it most probably will be . a new area would be pointless as it wouldn’t scale with the balance of the game.

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Comment #6 by Aussie27Legend
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 05:05:52 AM
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This game doesn't strike me as the 'dlc type'

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Comment #7 by Verdinial
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 05:39:09 AM
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They said they wouldn't, but every night I prayed they would. Please god give this amazing game DLC, PLEASE!

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Comment #8 by the emcee
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 05:50:03 AM
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Day one whatever it is. From won't half step, it'll def be new areas whoever thinks that would unbalance things should think again lol

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Comment #9 by AltarofPlagues
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 06:25:56 AM
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if it has achievements, I bet they will take another 50 hours or so! Man, I spent 160 hours on this game in total. most time consuming and frustrating 1000G ever, but well worth it!

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Comment #10 by R0Y4LEwitCHEESE
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 06:41:37 AM
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Not even put this in the tray yet after getting it at christmas, too busy playing Skyrim.

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Comment #11 by Agent Mantis
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 07:30:48 AM
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I've had it since christmas but haven't had the chance to play it yet :(

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Comment #12 by IVIR BLOBBY
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 07:47:18 AM
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More reasons to grit my teeth !

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Comment #13 by virgil must die
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 08:39:55 AM
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I will pay any amount for this, this was my game of last year, i loved batman but id prefer more dlc for this!

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Comment #14 by Mighty Goliath89
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 08:41:58 AM
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I had a feeling DLC would be announced for this game regardless of what they said. really looking forward to this if it is true I don't care what it costs it will be worth it :D

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Comment #15 by Extra Saucy
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 08:55:50 AM
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Wow. I was literally about to trade it in now that I 1000'd it. This game is a true gem and I'm stoked for more content.

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Comment #16 by eskEMO
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 09:12:27 AM
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One of those games that really does deserve more content & I suspect that it will be worth it.

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Comment #17 by DeadMan634
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 09:22:40 AM
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This game is really fun. But extremely hard.. I'm still in the second part trying to figure out how to kill the damn ghosts..

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Comment #18 by AstridHaven
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 10:32:52 AM
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Use a transient curse or cursed weapons

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Comment #19 by Arron114
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 12:03:28 PM
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@17 if you consider that the secound part you have gone the wrong way.

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Comment #20 by Captain Urahara
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 12:25:40 PM
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I'm skeptical on this. The developer said they had 0 interest in making DLC, plus we already have a forest area in the game that's already dark.

We'll have to wait and see though. I love Dark Souls and would welcome more of it!

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Comment #21 by XxMayhemxX
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 02:01:28 PM
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@#10 Skyrims awesome and all.. but if you haven't even put it in the tray yet, lol, your doing yourself a huge injustice... You owe it to yoursef to play this game... in some ways, it's better then skyrim..and Skyrims in my tray right now... most the time while im playing it, im wishing i was playing DS

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Comment #22 by PANIC ATTACK 10
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 03:12:28 PM
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@1 thats why theres a wonderful device called kinect :)

as for DLC i havent even finished the main game yet.

as for coments saying skyrim is better. in any elderscrolls game, its easy to become god like. in this game. YOU WILL DIE ALOT! which i'm glad for. i'm so sick of being able to have godlike powers. both are unrealistic, but for the 1st time ever, i have finally died in an RPG. i go all the way back to the 70s. so i've been playing games along time now.

i find most games look good but no challenge to them. this game is cool because its very challenging. just dont like updates that make my guidebooks unusable. but at least it didnt suffer the fate that updates to skyrim did. i still have to play skyrim offline.

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Comment #23 by PANIC ATTACK 10
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 03:16:50 PM
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@17 i'm still trying to ring the 1st bell. lmao had it since midnight launch!

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Comment #24 by BeheldBryan
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 04:07:06 PM
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If they end up putting out DLC they are fucking hypocrites. Makes me think of that "article" IGN wrote about why Dark Souls will be better than Skyrim..

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Comment #25 by inasne
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 04:25:52 PM
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I dont know who your "translator" is, yama no mori means mountain forest

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Comment #26 by Dervius
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 07:03:46 PM
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Take this with a pinch of salt. FROM are notorious for their attitude toward DLC, however the cult following this game has accrued may inspire a more positive outlook towards it i.e. future revenue stream.

Regardless, this is the game of 2011 without equivocation more Dark Souls is always ace in my book.

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Comment #27 by crunchb3rry
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 08:28:03 PM
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They should get rich selling Easy Mode.

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Comment #28 by Devil Sora
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 12:59:18 AM
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Hmmm decisions. . . lets see what happens I am extremelly interested in what they'll bring to the table (I still haven't beaten playthrough 1 so maybe this will get my ass in motivation class)

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Comment #29 by Shaded Rapidz
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 06:38:28 AM
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What is so bad about them bringing DLC? It's just more game-play for us! Who cares if you think it's going to be bad because they said they were not going to make any, maybe they were keeping it a secret? The main thing is they haven't really said anything about it that we can judge it on. You just have to wait and see!

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Comment #30 by xThrasher1984x
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 06:02:50 PM
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How would they integrate the DLC into the game?

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Comment #31 by Matt Reece
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 08:30:28 AM
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@27 yeah I was thinking once that it would be a cool idea if maybe they could have an easy mode for people who just can't find the time to fight through the game but at the cost of locking up the achievements. You may not get any credit but at least they could see all the greatness the world has to offer.

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US October 04, 2011
Europe October 07, 2011

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