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Artorias of the Abyss Content Made After Dark Souls Release

Just in case you were wondering...


With the upcoming release of Dark Souls With Artorias of the Abyss Edition and all its extra content, one might think that From Software had held back on some content from the original Dark Souls release in order to make a quick buck off a "complete" version of the game. This does not appear to be the case, if you trust director Hidetaka Miyazaki. In an interview with Famitsu this week, Miyazaki assured that development on the Artorias of the Abyss content started after the original Dark Souls was released.

Outside of this bit of made-up controversy, the interview provided some details on the extra content.

As previously detailed, Japan will get full package releases for the PC and PS3 Dark Souls With Artorias of the Abyss Edition on 10/25. A download content version of the Artorias of the Abyss Edition content will also be available on that date for PS3 owners (in Japan, Dark Souls was not released on Xbox 360). Outside of Japan, the PC package release is set for advanced release on August 24. Everything else will be released simultaneously.

Artorias of the Abyss Edition adds three areas: a past form of the dark forest and two new areas. These areas will appear in the latter half of the game. They're meant for advanced players, as they're among the more difficult of the areas you'll encounter in the latter half of the game.

Current Dark Souls players can expect a few smaller tuning patches, including a patch that makes adjustments to some of the weapons. From will also provide an update that makes it so that current Dark Souls players can match with Artorias of the Abyss Edition players.

Look below for all the E3 media for The Artorias of the Abyss.

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