The Dark Souls saga will conclude with the second and final Dark Souls 3 [official site] DLC expansion, The Ringed City, on March 28th. That’s the release date Bandai Namco announced today. The Ringed City venture into a lost city at the end of the world, through a mish-mash of merged lands, with new enemies, new bosses, and at least one ↑ fancy egg. Here, have a peek at what awaits in this first trailer for The Ringed City:
That’s not bad, that. I do like the jumble from lands colliding, the glitched-out Far Lands, the Scar where the world breaks down. As for the official word on what we’re seeing, Bamco say the expansion “has players chasing after the Slave Knight Gael to the literal end of the world as he searches for the Dark Soul of Humanity”. They continue:
“At the close of the Age of Fire, as the world ends and all lands converge upon themselves, a lone adventurer descends into the madness of the earth and uncovers the secrets of the past. As players make their way to the fabled Ringed City they will encounter ancient beasts, a new cast of characters teetering on the edge of insanity, new armor, weapons, magic, and at the bottom of it all, a long lost city filled with new horrors for players to overcome.”
The Ringed City will cost £11.99/14,99€/$14.99 or come in the £19.99/24,99€/$24.99 DLC season pass with the first expansion, Ashes of Arandiel.
Robert Zak told us Wot He Thought of Ashes of Arandiel last eyear – enjoyable and pretty but short and shallow, basically. He was hopeful for this final DLC to give Dark Souls a good send-off. We think this is the end, at least. Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director of Dark Souls and president of developers From Software, has said it’s time for them to move on.
“As president of From Software, I’m not completely denying the possibility of bringing back the franchise in the future,” Miyazaki told Polygon last year. “There could be someone else in my company who wants to work on new installments. But we believe that the series will end after the two DLC.”