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Dark Souls 'The Artorias of the Abyss' DLC Coming This Winter
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If you're among the select few to have conquered the many trials and tribulations presented in Dark Souls - and the huge bastard-hard monsters - then congratulations. But it's not over yet. There's another dose of Dark Souls death in the pipeline, with more unrelenting beasties and challenges to overcome.

Namco Bandai has announced that 'The Artorias of the Abyss' add-on will be coming to the console version of Dark Souls from the 'Prepare to Die' edition released for PC. It'll add some new areas to explore, more enemy types and (obviously) more bosses, as well as new non-playable characters to interact with, and fresh sets of armour and weapons to uncover.

And you can bet your armoured ass that it'll be harder than diamond-coated titanium nails. Dark Souls 'The Artorias of the Abyss' will be launching in winter 2012 for 1200 Microsoft Points.

[Via IGN | Thanks, Arron]


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Comment #1 by Nami
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 08:44:12 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't they say that Dark souls would not receive any DLC as they were happy with how it was? Not saying it's a bad thing just this is very unexpected! Played through it with my bro on PS3 great game!

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Comment #2 by xkarxfreddy
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 08:48:35 AM
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Cant wait! :D

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Comment #3 by Arron114
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 08:50:55 AM
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One of the best games of the past ten years. Though id prefer a sequel.

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Comment #4 by jakspald22
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 08:51:30 AM
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This is amazing news! I actually just came to this site to see if there was any information on this. Just started a second play through last night and would love to have more content to play. Although, winter seems a long time away.

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Comment #5 by PhantomNemesis
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 08:53:03 AM
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@1 They did say that, but the thing is that they saw enough support for a PC version and decided they might as well make one, and add some content in while they are at it. Probably was also to sweeten the deal due to so many not liking that its GFWL. It would be a bit dickish for them to not give the DLC to consoles as well, the original plan was no DLC, but that plan changed when a PC version was announced.

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Comment #6 by Brengun
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:01:14 AM
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Great news, I feel another play through or two coming...

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Comment #7 by Fire Mage
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:01:19 AM
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I'm excited for this, but at the same time, as much as I love Dark Souls, I'm not sure I'd pay 1200 MSP / $15 for this.

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Comment #8 by xNUKEx
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:02:54 AM
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@5 sorry im a bit of a pc noob buts what's wrong with it being gfwl that means achievements and that can only be a good thing right.

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Comment #9 by Nihlus87
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:04:44 AM
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Good news, amazing game that actually makes you think and play carefully. Not too hard when you have better equipment and a good strategy.

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Comment #10 by Solomon Fuere
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:07:04 AM
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@8 GFWL is poorly programmed and doesn't always work correctly. It often loses save files because it just can't decide where to put them.

Even Origin, which is literal spyware, works better.

MS doesn't really give a shit about the PC gamer market, apparently

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Comment #11 by mikefizzled
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:07:43 AM
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I finally escaped the stupid portait of Artorias after being horrifically under leveled and under equipped

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Comment #12 by Extra Saucy
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:14:54 AM
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@1 They did indeed say that early on but they annouced this DLC back in like March (however it wasn't fully confirmed).

This is the most excited I have been for DLC ever. This game is so damn good it deserves it.

Truly one of the most satisfying 1000gs that is hard, but fun at the same time.

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Comment #13 by GrenadeHugs
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:24:10 AM
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In my opinion this is how DLC should be released. Proper solid content that adds much more to the original game. Not have half arsed levels or map packs stitched together after been taken off the editors floor and released every quarter.

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Comment #14 by Pakhair
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:26:09 AM
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1200 MSP, I think 800 would have been fine, considering it's not too much content

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Comment #15 by LeafRaider
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:28:09 AM
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Boom. I really can't wait for this. :D

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Comment #16 by PhantomNemesis
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:28:35 AM
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@8 Another problem with GFWL is that certain regions/countries can't use it due to laws etc. Same as with Xbox Live, the problem is Microsoft would rather PC gaming be phased out as with the Xbox everyone has to go to MS to get the game release, and MS makes cash out of the release as well as DLC. PC gaming has Steam and Origin which are direct competition and thus Microsoft loses out.

The only reason its a GFWL release is because it makes the port easier, I'm sure if a sequel comes as a simultaneous release it'll have Steamworks instead.

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Comment #17 by ImAKing1987
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:36:15 AM
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More Dark Souls you say? Well, all I can say is fuck yeah and challenge accepted! :D

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Comment #18 by Spandex Stiffy
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 09:36:37 AM
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I wonder if it will be hard.

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Comment #19 by RDWatson16
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 10:06:29 AM
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@ 11 the portrait was artamais artorias is the abysswalker who hated the darkwraiths and went into the abyss to become the fifth king.

Will there be any cheevos

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Comment #20 by Aversion
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 10:41:41 AM
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So glad they changed their mind!

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Comment #21 by a hippyslayer
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 11:40:35 AM
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While DS is probably my favorite game of this Gen I already sold my copy. Don't know that I'll rebuy for DLC.

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Comment #22 by Metabolic XBA
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 11:47:18 AM
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Hell yes

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Comment #23 by Assapopulas
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 11:49:13 AM
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See THIS is a good DLC pack. New areas, bosses, weapons, armor, the whole package. Now while 1200 is a bit high, other games have you spending 240 on one costume or 160 just on one weapon. (Looking at you FFXII-2) but this comes with A LOT of new shit. I think it'd be worth the money. I wish DLC would actually expand the game more often instead of giving us a weapon we paid actual money for just to get something better in the game moments later. DLC has gotten way out of hand if you ask me.

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Comment #24 by FatalFlaw810
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 12:14:30 PM
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@23: You're just realizing that now?

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Comment #25 by angelina cali
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 12:19:50 PM
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we bought this game cause ign gave it a 9, and everybody said how good this game was. oh boy were they all wrong. this game was awful, i dont know how it got past quality control. Its the worst game ever on our list.

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Comment #26 by iflashhbackz
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 12:41:51 PM
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so if i have to purchase this while pc gamers get it free?

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Comment #27 by Hagane
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 06:35:08 PM
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I can't wait for this.

Dark Souls is definitely deserving of more content easily.

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Comment #28 by Halme
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 02:15:40 AM
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I remember reading an interview where the developers said they had to cut about 10% of the game bacuse the release schedule and because some areas were not finished in time.

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Comment #29 by HVAC Techie
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 07:39:37 AM
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Will it have achievements, or is it just tossing in new content?

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Comment #30 by Rastaman20
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 07:33:07 PM
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Dude fucking EPIC! lol def picking this up

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Comment #31 by Icarusael
Saturday, September 01, 2012 @ 10:54:31 AM
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Dark Souls is the best RPG I've played in my life. I am very happy for this DLC to come on console because I can't play the game on PC (My PC is too old). Again, I wish we could play cross-platform with PS3 user and PC user :D but I am still very happy to get to play that new content :)


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Comment #32 by MalignantWraith
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 05:22:06 PM
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I just preorderd The Prepare To Die Edition to my Xbox a coupple of days ago, im like a child on christmas morning! :D

Im on my third playtrough and allmost on my forth, so the new content is very welcome. I have only spent 398 hours with my main character! B-)

I hope it will be at least 2oo hours more with the p t d content and + 1oo(at least)h with the downloadable pack!

I hope everyone else are enjoying the game as much as i have done and will continue to do.

Have a great day. Bye

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