Prepare for a Summer of Death in Dark Souls II ‘The Lost Crowns’ DLC Trilogy

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Make sure to continue practicing your Dark Souls survival skills, because there is more death and torment to look forward to this summer.

Namco Bandai and FromSoftware have announced plans to release an episodic expansion trilogy for Dark Souls II titled The Lost Crowns. The first chapter, Crown of the Sunken King, will kick off the DLC trilogy on July 22nd. Chapters two and three, Crown of the Old Iron King and Crown of the Ivory King, will then follow on August 26th and September 24th, respectively. Expect new environments, new bosses, and, of course, new ways to die.

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Crown of the Sunken King, the first chapter in the trilogy, sends players on a journey to reclaim the crowns that Drangleic’s King Vendrick once owned. Crown of the Sunken King features an entirely different world within the Dark Souls II universe, where stepped pyramids span a vast underground cavern. It is said that one of the ancient crowns lay buried deep within these dark caverns; but surely such a valued item cannot sit unguarded. Players that seek adversity and glory will be rewarded with a crown that holds the strength of lords from times long past.

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The individual installments in The Lost Crowns trilogy will be available on Steam, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $9.99 each. On Steam, a season pass will offer the complete DLC experience for $24.99. Why there is no season pass for consoles is a question I do not have an answer for.

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