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Final Dark Souls 3 DLC announced

Dark Souls 3 has been an extremely successful addition to the Souls series. Developers Bandai Namco have today released details of the final installment to the Dark Souls 3 game. DLC entitled Dark Souls III: The Ringed City will have players chasing Slave Knight Gael to the literal end of the world as he searches for the Dark Soul of Humanity.

“DARK SOULS III: The Ringed City brings players toe-to-claw against massive beasts in a twisted descent into the bowels of the end of the world,” said Jason Enos, Director of Brand and Latin American Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “FromSoftware has crafted visually arresting environments that evoke a sense of destroyed beauty and nail biting encounters that will leave players breathless for more.”

So prepare your best “Rage quit” performance because The Ringed City is also set to ramp up the difficulty. DARK SOULS III: The Ringed City will be available on the 28th of March 2017.

Dark Souls III gets all cinematic

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It’s only a couple of months until we get our grubby gauntlet-clad fists on Dark Souls III. Bandai Namco have started that run-in by releasing the game’s opening cinematic as a new trailer.

Introducing the freshly risen Lords of Cinder in the lands of Lothric, Yhorm the Giant, Aldrich the Saint of the Deep, Farron and his Undead Legion and more await your passage. The Pilgrims have ventured North and have discovered truth in the Old Words.

This is just the beginning.

Dark Souls III is due for Xbox One release on the 12th of April.

New screens to claim your Dark Souls III attention

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It’s scheduled to come out on the 12th of April, but already Dark Souls III is looking every bit as creepy as it’s previous incarnatons. Bandai Namco have released a whole slew of new screens to whet your appetite while your sharpen your combat skills in readiness for release. Developer, FromSoftware have pulled out all the stops visually for this, it would seem.

The screens, below, show a Pyromancer challenging some maggotty enemies, a Mercenary looking down Firelink Shrine and a new look at the High Wall of Lothric, amongst other views.

I’ve taken up too much of your time, here are those screens.

Embrace the darkness with Dark Souls III pre-orders

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It’s a little over four months away from launch and From Software are already teasing us with the pre-order details for Dark Souls III, the continuing story of the Lords of Cinder.

Pictured above, the Apocalype Edition can only be pre-ordered through GAME UK before launch and will include the following:

  • The game
  • Metal case
  • Official Soundtrack on CD

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The Collector’s Edition, pictured above and available at selected UK retailers, will offer:

  • The game
  • Red Knight figurine
  • A4 DARK SOULS trilogy hardcover artbook
  • Metal case
  • Official Soundtrack on CD
  • 3x iron-on patches
  • Cloth game map
  • Exclusive box

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And finally, the Prestige Edition, which will only be available from Amazon UK and pictured in all it’s finery above, will give you:

  • The game
  • A numbered 40cm premium Lord of Cinder hand-painted polystone resin figurine
  • Red Knight figurine
  • A4 DARK SOULS trilogy hardcover artbook
  • Metal case
  • Official Soundtrack CD
  • 3x iron-on patches
  • Cloth game map
  • Exclusive display box

Bandai Namco are at pains to point out that the Apocalypse Edition will only be available by pre-ordering through GAME and won’t be available to purchase after launch.

To appease the gods of pre-ordering, Bandai Namco have released a new trailer, encouraging us all to embrace the darkness.

Dark Souls III is set for release on the 12th of April 2016

TiX Podcast: E3 Round-up 2015 Part 1

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Greg Giddens, Neale Jarrett, Richard Berry and Derek McRoberts in another special show focusing on E3 2015. In this first of two parts the foursome discuss games they’ve been playing, such as The Elder Scrolls Online, Another World and Elite Dangerous, before discussing the conferences and their reveals from E3 2015. Plenty of the usual lively banter and jokes see the foursome through 3 hours of E3 talk, with plenty more still to discuss, so look out for part 2 in the coming days.

https://soundcloud.com/thisisxboxpodcast/tix-podcast-e3-round-up-2015

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The awesome music in this episode was provided by Bangmaid and produced by James Gill. (https://www.mixcloud.com/bangmaid/)

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