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Players of the PC version already had the chance to play with the new content, since it's included in the Prepare to Die Edition bundle, the only version of the title available on the platform.
Here's the full press release:
â€˜DARK SOULSâ„¢: ARTORIAS OF THE ABYSSâ€™ DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT NOW AVAILABLE
â€˜DARK SOULSâ„¢: PREPARE TO DIEâ„¢ EDITIONâ€™ NOW AVAILABLE ACROSS EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA ON OCTOBER 26TH
CERGY PONTOISE, FRANCE â€“ 24 October 2012 - NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced that Dark SoulsTM: Artorias of the Abyssdownloadable content (DLC) is available for purchase via digital download on both the PlayStationÂ®Network and Xbox LIVEÂ® today. Dark SoulsTM: Prepare to Dieâ„¢ Edition will be available for Xbox 360Â® and PlayStationÂ®3 across Europe and Australasia at retailers this week.
Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss and Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition include sprawling new maps and environments, new boss characters, enemies, non-player characters (NPCs), an arsenal of new weapons and armor and additional challenging content for unrelenting heroes to face as they return to the deadly world of Lordran. Darkness born in the forests of Oolacile is expanding and engulfing the kingdom and all of its people. Only the strongest players will be able to stop the encroaching darkness. Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss includes an online match-making feature allowing console gamers to showcase their skills against other Dark Souls players around the world.
With tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters, the seamlessly intertwined world of Dark SoulsTM is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic, and the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style. The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either help or sabotage each other on the journey through the world of Lordran to save the land from darkness. With a massive, seamless open world design, Dark souls encourages deep exploration and an adaptable gameplay experience.
Dark SoulsTM: Artorias of the Abyssis available throughout Europe and Australasia today.Dark Soulsâ„¢: Prepare to Die Edition will be available for Xbox 360Â® and PlayStationÂ®3 in Europe and Australasia this week. For more information on the game please visit www.facebook.com/DarkSouls, www.PrepareToDie.com.