You can’t play Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King this week

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The third and final DLC installment for Dark Souls II was due out this Wednesday. Unfortunately, locals won’t be able to spend their public holiday playing it – it’s been delayed on all platforms.

Instead of releasing 24 September, Crown of the Ivory King will now arrive 30 September on Steam and Xbox Live and 1 October on PlayStation Network. Publisher Namco Bandai hasn’t offered any explanations. Crown of the Ivory King is the last DLC for Dark Souls II and features an all new snowy environment – perhaps they just got lost in the blizzard. At least it’s not a long delay – here’s hoping that they were just ironing out some last minute kinks to ensure we get the best possible final chapter for the game.

To console yourself, here are some pretty screens for the DLC.

Have you been playing the Dark Souls II DLC? Thus far, it seems that people are seeing the level design and overall experience as far superior to the original game. I’m sure the snow environment will add a whole new experience to the game – it’s normally so dark and deadly, this time it will be light… and equally deadly.

I am curious to see how much From Software takes from all the Souls games when making Bloodborne. Sure it’s set in a completely different world and era, but I’m sure things about level design, co-op and progression will carry through. From has a brilliant approach to levels which wasn’t always as apparent in Dark Souls II; after receiving some criticism for it, I’m sure they will up their game for Bloodborne.

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Last Updated: September 22, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Jedi Consular Kromas

    Still need to start 1 but far too busy playing all manner of Star Wars games.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      I saw you partaking in an awesome game last night, was super jealous!

      (Btw, I’ve already OOOOO-ed and AAAHHHH-ed at some of the restored content in Kotor2)

      • Jedi Consular Kromas

        Yeah I actually pushed rather hard this weekend and finished off 1. 2 is already patched and modded with restored content and that planet. Will most likely start tonight.

        • Admiral Chief 0

          Schweet, you are in for a treat (on Telos surface now, military base, and already I am giddy!)

          • Jedi Consular Kromas

            Did you know that EA has 3 other games in the works. Battlefront ofc but also an open world Star Wars from EA Canada (hopefully with some Bioware influence) and a “core” unannounced title from Visceral Studios.

            No word of Jedi Knight or KotoR 3 though. 🙁

          • Admiral Chief 0

            New JK or KotOR would MAKE my life!

            TELL ME MOAR ABOUT the open world game?

          • Jedi Consular Kromas

            I am registered on every Star Wars rumor site as well as the main EA star wars site so when I know you will know. For now all I know is that it is open world. Not even sure what era they will use.

          • Admiral Chief 0

            MOAR OLD REPUBLIC

  • ReaperOfSquirrels

    Friend of mine is addicted to DS and DS2… I don’t know how many hours he has crammed into both games.

  • Need to start the second but not actually desperate to after hearing mixed reviews…

    • CheapestTactics

      you should play it because the story is really good

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    SWEEP THE LEG!

    • That sounds like OvG’s ‘special’ Street Fighter technique…

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I felt your pain over the weekend. I think it was a mistake naming my Kubrow OVG, had to revive him 3 times.

        • Hahaha! I think you should cut your losses and ‘put him down’…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            As soon as I’ve leveled him up I’ll chuck him in stasis hehe.

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