Looks like it's happening after all! Dark Souls DLC in the works

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#1 Edited by jozzy (2053 posts) -

I can hardly wait for this. I've been playing this game again since a week ago and totally hooked all over, up to 150 hours of playtime now and 2 characters in NG+.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-01-11-dark-souls-dlc-in-the-works-report

A DLC expansion for From Software's brutal-but-brilliant action RPG Dark Souls is on its way, according to EGM.
Citing sources close to the project, its report insisted that the new content is in the final stages of development and will launch some time before the end of March.
No details on exactly what form the add-on will take were offered.
However, EGM also mentioned that From filed a trademark in Japan for something called Forest of Darkness late last year. Could that be the pack's title?
We've asked publisher Namco to shed a little more light and will update should we hear back.
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#2 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

Awesome!

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#3 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5442 posts) -

Well this is certainly okay with me!

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#4 Posted by Rave (432 posts) -

Perfect been looking for an excuse to jump back in after beating it. Do glad they decided to do this.

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#5 Posted by MildMolasses (3200 posts) -

This should have been on the disc! Lazy developers

/fake overreaction

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#6 Posted by A_Dog (760 posts) -

I still need to finish it...

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#7 Posted by Grissefar (2904 posts) -

Cool beans, but at second thought I'd really rather have them work on Doomed Souls than to get an extra area. How would I even play it? Go back with a high level character? Start a new game? I guess that's a problem with any DLC really.

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#8 Posted by HatKing (7316 posts) -

@MildMolasses said:

This should have been on the disc! Lazy developers

/fake overreaction

Except those lazy scumbags over at IGN actually used this argument before Skyrim came out in one of their half-assed attempts at getting attention. "Top Ten Reason Why Dark Souls Will Be Better Than Skyrim!" Seriously, it's like they hire fourteen year olds from their own forums.

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#9 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1283 posts) -

My bet is it's the 3rd Souls Game, or second Dark Game or whatever. I don't see where they could even cram DLC into Dark Souls.

I'll be happy either and they will get my money, but I have my doubts about it being DLC.

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#10 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

Cool by me :D ... but as many say I rather have a whole new game in the works

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#11 Posted by SuperWristBands (2281 posts) -

Hmm... how would a single stage added to the game after the fact hold up? If I blew through it in about 30minutes to an 1h30m like a good number of stages in Dark Soul's but not have anything else to do after that, I'd be pretty bummed.
 
I'll remain cautiously optimistic but bite size pieces of Dark Soul's isn't really what I want. They will get my money either way. If it is a 30 minute stage or a long multistage pack, they will get my money. They deserve it for making one of the best games of last year.

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#12 Edited by Canteu (2968 posts) -

This better not add achievements. Going to be rather pissed if I lose my S rank since I traded the game in as soon as I got it.

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#13 Posted by jozzy (2053 posts) -

@SuperWristBands said:

Hmm... how would a single stage added to the game after the fact hold up? If I blew through it in about 30minutes to an 1h30m like a good number of stages in Dark Soul's but not have anything else to do after that, I'd be pretty bummed. I'll remain cautiously optimistic but bite size pieces of Dark Soul's isn't really what I want. They will get my money either way. If it is a 30 minute stage or a long multistage pack, they will get my money. They deserve it for making one of the best games of last year.

I understand what you are saying. I bet it's not a very big DLC pack, but indeed a new area and a couple of additions like a set of armor, a weapon and maybe a new upgrade path for your weapon (not really into the lore so I don't know if something prevents that from happening). Either way, I will devour every bit of new content they will throw my way, and the original game was astonishing value for money and I want to support them for that.

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#14 Posted by Rave (432 posts) -

They can easily make it so the giant bird flies you to a new area with its own story. That will also make it easy for compatibility between people who do and don't have the dlc.

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#15 Posted by Grissefar (2904 posts) -

@SteamPunkJin said:

My bet is it's the 3rd Souls Game, or second Dark Game or whatever. I don't see where they could even cram DLC into Dark Souls.

I'll be happy either and they will get my money, but I have my doubts about it being DLC.

Second Dark game? What would they call that, Dark Men? Noo, that doesn't sound right.

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#16 Posted by ArbitraryWater (15076 posts) -

Yes please. I will give From Software more of my money.

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#17 Posted by Animasta (14911 posts) -

@Rave said:

They can easily make it so the giant bird flies you to a new area with its own story. That will also make it easy for compatibility between people who do and don't have the dlc.

but, in true dark souls fashion, they will not tell you that's where the new DLC is

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#18 Edited by BulletproofMonk (2749 posts) -

I'm excited for this, but I don't really see how they're going to do this. Unless it's just completely separate from the main game. 
 
E: Oh, I guess Rave already answered my question.

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#19 Posted by Rave (432 posts) -
@Animasta

Or downloading the dlc resets your lvl to 1 and destroys all your equipment.

I really hope this is a good sized dlc the best part of these games is figuring stuff out that first play through
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#20 Posted by jozzy (2053 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Rave said:

They can easily make it so the giant bird flies you to a new area with its own story. That will also make it easy for compatibility between people who do and don't have the dlc.

but, in true dark souls fashion, they will not tell you that's where the new DLC is

I am thinking it will be handled like the painted world, get some obscure item and be able to reach a new area.

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#21 Edited by Rave (432 posts) -

@jozzy

Ya that would work well to. I wonder if they would have a compatibility pack so they could add new weapons and armour. New covenants that worked like warring factions would be cool as well. So many possibilities with this game.

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#22 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2052 posts) -

Hey, From.

You can totally take my money on this one.

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#23 Posted by Nodachie (86 posts) -

New ways to die! I'm so happy for this doom.

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#24 Posted by escher (54 posts) -

Maybe I'm alone in this, but I don't want any Dark Souls DLC. I feel like this game was about as close to perfect as you can reasonably achieve, and the idea of tacking something else on just makes uncomfortable.

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#25 Posted by slantedwindows (282 posts) -

EVERYONE SHUT THE FUCK UP. I'M TRYING TO FAP HERE!

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#26 Edited by benjaebe (2871 posts) -

Would it even launch day and date in the West, or is it coming to Japan first? I'd imagine they need some time to localize it here.

EDIT: If it is true, I'd love to see some of the covenant stuff expanded upon. Give me ways to level up in Way of the White or Princess Guard, for example. Maybe pick up on some story threads that seemingly got dropped.

EDIT EDIT: Only way to access the DLC is by using the pendant. THEY PLANNED IT ALL ALONG.

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#27 Posted by NegativeCero (3156 posts) -

Great, it was as if they hated the idea of getting money for a game people seem to enjoy.

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#28 Posted by Chet_Rippo (252 posts) -

YES YES YES!

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#29 Posted by MezZa (2926 posts) -

Excellent. Now the only question is when can I give them my money.

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#30 Posted by EverydayOdyssey (190 posts) -

That's weird. I bought the collector's edition and I could've sworn that the developers stated they were not interested in doing DLC, but maybe I am just remembering it wrong. Nonetheless, very excited for more Dark Souls!

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#31 Posted by mr_ink_5000 (23 posts) -

maybe some of thedead ends will get used for this

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#32 Posted by kindgineer (3091 posts) -

Bah, DLC expansions :/ Now I really regret purchasing the 4gb Kinect Xbox.

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#33 Posted by beforet (3421 posts) -

I still need to play Demon's Souls

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#34 Posted by deactivated-5a1d45de5ef23 (1052 posts) -

@ccampb89 said:

Bah, DLC expansions :/ Now I really regret purchasing the 4gb Kinect Xbox.

wtf were you thinking anyways?

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#35 Posted by HotSauceMagik (277 posts) -

I'm fine with whatever they do but I would prefer a whole new game. At this point fixing the covenant stuff won't make much of a difference because people would get bored too quickly if its onya new area or 2.

Still waiting for a 360 Demon's Souls port....

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#36 Posted by jacksukeru (6646 posts) -

They should make it so that the first time you load a character after the DLC is installed the message "DLC successfully intergrated" flashes on the screen for a few moments, and then they don't actually tell you where the new area is.

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#37 Posted by Char12 (72 posts) -

Can't wait, just take my money already From

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#38 Posted by AndyD74 (187 posts) -

I hope this is true, and I can't wait.

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#39 Edited by spazmaster666 (2114 posts) -

This is great news. As much fun as it is to play NG++++ and starting new characters, there's a certain point where that will get dull. Glad that there will be new content on the way. I wouldn't mind new achievements either since I S-ranked the game pretty early on.

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#40 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

How will this work though? Won't this severely limit the amount of players you are able to play with?

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#41 Posted by dudeglove (13080 posts) -

The DLC might already be on the disc for all we know - people over at the Dark Souls wiki are discussing insane things to get the absolute most out of the game. Some folk are even convinced there's a third ending by doing a No Bonfire run (that means lighting no bonfires throughout the game). There are a few places like that large gate in Lower Undeadburg or the fence beside the entrance to the Depths that could act as entrances to new zones.

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#42 Posted by OtherworldOdd (25 posts) -

They're just going to tell us that there's DLC, sell it to us, then laugh at us as we try to find something that's not there.

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#43 Posted by MuttersomeTaxicab (825 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

Yes please. I will give From Software more of my money.

This.

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#44 Posted by Nux (2851 posts) -

Awesome, I love this game and can't wait to see what kind of DLC this turns out to be, something to expand to world would be nice.

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#45 Posted by AndyD74 (187 posts) -

I think I know what it is. They are going to create a portal so that you can enter the world of Demon's Souls.

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#46 Posted by jozzy (2053 posts) -

@AndyD74 said:

I think I know what it is. They are going to create a portal so that you can enter the world of Demon's Souls.

As someone with only an xbox 360, I would pay good money for that!

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#47 Posted by Sooty (8193 posts) -

I hope the DLC says YOU INSTALLED after you download it.

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#48 Posted by benjaebe (2871 posts) -

Forest of Darkness, huh? This would actually make sense if they expanded it using content they decided to cut. See here:

From the /r/DarkSouls subreddit (it's the only part of Reddit worth visiting, so go there):

"Here's a quote that was posted which might explain what the upcoming dlc will include. Note, i don't think it's referring to the dlc specifically, just something that was cut.

There was one major side quest that was cut from the game. In the Darkroot Basin, you were suppose to be able to go on a mission in order to save the Dusk of Oolacille. In this mission, you were summoned into the past, where the buildings of the Darkroot Basin were still intact. The side quest and optional area were cut because it was considered too difficult to execute.source

It's a possibility considering the "Dark Forest" patent."

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#49 Posted by jacksukeru (6646 posts) -

@jozzy said:

@AndyD74 said:

I think I know what it is. They are going to create a portal so that you can enter the world of Demon's Souls.

As someone with only an xbox 360, I would pay good money for that!

As someone who owns, and played, all of Demon's Souls I would also pay good money to be able to replay those levels with any of my Dark Souls characters.

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#50 Posted by AndyD74 (187 posts) -

@Rockman, yep, me too.

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