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12 Jan 2012
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Darks Souls DLC? Yes please!

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From Software’s 2011 release Dark Souls was a hit with countless fans around the world—fans who soon will be able to extend the adventure via upcoming DLC.

A source close to the project has told EGM that some form of expanded content is in the process of being finished up for Dark Souls, and will be released as DLC at some point in the first quarter of this year.

While we were unable to get further details on what this new DLC will feature, late last year it was discovered that From Software had filed for an interesting trademark in Japan. That trademark was for “Yami no Mori”—which could be translated as “Forest of Darkness” or “Dark Forest”.

While we have no reason at this point to believe that the two are connected, we also have no reason to instantly discount the idea.

 

The idea of DLC for Dark Souls is an interesting one for me. I really appreciated that the game felt like a complete project—versus other titles where you don’t feel like you’re getting the whole experience without having to spend extra money on a long list of digital add-ons. Dark Souls was what it was—and didn’t need to be anything more.

And yet—I would totally buy Dark Souls DLC. I absolutely adored the game, and the chance to experience new pieces of it is something that gets me as giddy as a schoolgirl.

The question is, how did this DLC come about? If it was planned during the game’s original release, then sure, I’d feel a little raw about being told there wouldn’t be Dark Souls DLC and then having it appear. If, however, this DLC now exists as a result of player demand and the game’s growing popularity, then I am perfectly fine with that. I have no problem with the concept of DLC—when it comes as additional content to satisfy consumer demand, and not when it’s shaved-off pieces sold separately to make extra money.
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Nice!
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I'm on the fence with this one, much like the person who wrote the article (speaking of which, do you have a link?) I think dark souls is a very much complete and well rounded game. It would depend on the content, and its implementation, what would it be? Where would it go? How would you get there? Ok, an entirely new area with its own boss battle would be good, but where do you put the door(s)? How does it relate to the rest of the game? And whats the incentive for taking on this challenge? New weapons/armour for instance?

 

Yeah, I'd like to know more about it tbh.

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Interesting.. for me though, I'd like to see some of the content that didn't make it into the final game, the content that was discovered by that text dump. That lines of dialouge found in the text dumped ranged from: . Extended Shiva questline (was going to be a much more sinister character, he would have been to Dark what Sasuki was to Demon's) . Extended Oscar questline (look it up, it's very interesting. Would have extened the ending. Instead of killing himself in the Undead Asylum, he instead would of become the new Ostrava) I wouldn't want any new weapons though, FROM have a hard enough time balancing the weapons already. I wouldn't mind an actual boss for Ask Lake though, PVP on the beach could be fun.
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I can hardly wait :BigGrin:

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 Dark Souls on PC to have two new bosses (presumably two new areas) over the console.

http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/895642-dark-souls-pc-confirmed-new-bosses-promised

 

I hope this implies DLC for the rest of us. 

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Can I get a "hell" to the "yeah!"?

 

 

This makes me very happy.

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Oh hell yeah!

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pc version is already out but ive been reading it has many issues and had many complaints.

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The console version of PTD edition will be released on October 26th with the DLC on the store on the same date for people who have the original version

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Perhaps you've seen it, maybe in a dream
A murky forgotten land A place where souls May mend your ailing mind You will lose everything
Once branded
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Your past, Your future.
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Im trying to finish Dark Souls before the end of the month so i can play the add on content knowing ive complete the main game, I've just arrived in Anor Londo 

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Anyone else buy the DLC that appeared yesterday? I did, but I haven't tried it yet...

 

Although I am concerned that it is just a 100kb download. Does this mean the content is on disk already? Which would make a mockery of the marketing as 'new'. Or have SCEE messed up and sold me a placeholder or something...?

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InfiniteStates wrote:

Anyone else buy the DLC that appeared yesterday? I did, but I haven't tried it yet...

 

Although I am concerned that it is just a 100kb download. Does this mean the content is on disk already? Which would make a mockery of the marketing as 'new'. Or have SCEE messed up and sold me a placeholder or something...?


 

There is a patch 1.06 to download so I belive it contains DLC and you are buying "unlock" to it.

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For anyone that has downloaded the DLC and is struggling to find it, apparently it is only available from a certain point in the game:

 

The only way to access the new DLC is through the following:

 

  • Defeat Hydra at Darkroot Basin
  • Defeat Crystal Golem at Darkroot Basin and save Dusk of Oolacile
  • Defeat Crystal Golem at Duke's Archive and get Broken Pendant
  • Touch Black Fog at lake in Darkroot Basin where player defeat Hydra

According to Namco Bandai there is no way to access the DLC without doing the above.

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jorymiler wrote:

InfiniteStates wrote:

Anyone else buy the DLC that appeared yesterday? I did, but I haven't tried it yet...

 

Although I am concerned that it is just a 100kb download. Does this mean the content is on disk already? Which would make a mockery of the marketing as 'new'. Or have SCEE messed up and sold me a placeholder or something...?


 

There is a patch 1.06 to download so I belive it contains DLC and you are buying "unlock" to it.


 

Yeah I noticed it had auto-patched :)

 

The patch approach makes sense if you wanna go trolling with your brand new DLC equipment and your victim doesn't have the DLC...

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Already beat the game but would love another playthrough with the new dlc. Let me know. Lets mic it up and have some fun!
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Oh and my ps3 ID is dougstar02
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dougstar02 wrote:
Oh and my ps3 ID is dougstar02

 

LOL, bless :)

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