Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss DLC Coming to Consoles on October 24th

If you're one of the many people who picked up a copy of Dark Souls prior to the availability of the Prepare to Die Edition, you should be happy to hear that the Artorias of the Abyss DLC that the PC-oriented release contained will be available for purchase on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 starting on October 24th. There's no word on pricing yet, however:

CERGY PONTOISE, FRANCE 19 September 2012 - NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced that the Artorias of the Abyss content that debuted in Dark Soulsâ„¢: Prepare to Dieâ„¢ Edition will be available for purchase via digital download on both the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® on October 24th, 2012 in Europe and Australasia. In Dark Soulsâ„¢: Artorias of the Abyss, acclaimed developers FromSoftware take console gamers into the depths of hell through torturous dungeons, unrelenting boss battles, and the most challenging of gameplay experiences in video games today. The Artorias of the Abyss DLC content will also provide console players with an enhanced online PVP (player vs. player) mode allowing players to assemble battles against one another for all-out fights to the death that console fans have been waiting for.

Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss will 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 will include an online match-making feature allowing console gamers to showcase their skills against other Dark Souls players around the world.

Intense dungeon crawling and epic enemy encounters are all part of the seamlessly intertwined experience awaiting gamers in Dark Souls : Atorias of the Abyss. This new chapter in the Dark Souls lore allows console gamers to experience gruesome battles, diabolical challenges, powerful weaponry and magic, and gives players the flexibility to customize each character to suit their desired play style. The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either assist or maliciously sabotage each other on the journey through the world of Lordran to save the land from darkness. Featuring a massive, seamless world design, Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss thrusts players into challenges presented to them and demands players to fully immerse themselves into the deep exploration and adaptable gameplay experience that only Dark Souls can provide.

Dark Souls: Atorias of the Abyss for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 will available for DLC purchase on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on October 24th. For more information on the game please visit www.facebook.com/DarkSouls, www.PrepareToDie.com.