Although Dark Souls III's Ashes of Ariandel DLC accidentally went up (and was taken down) from Xbox One last week, it's now back on its regular release schedule. PC players can start playing now through Steam, while PS4 and Xbox One owners will gain access to it tonight, October 24, at 9 PM PT.
The first expansion costs $15, but you can buy it in a bundle with a second unannounced expansion for $25. It tasks players with venturing into the "frozen land of Ariandel" to "defeat the evil within" and discover what destroyed the region. The DLC also includes "new weapons, armor sets, and magic for players to discover and experiment with." You can check out some screenshots and art of Ashes of Ariandel in the gallery above.
We don't know much about the second expansion, except for the fact that it's expected in early 2017. We'll keep you up to date as more information is revealed.
As for future projects, Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki has confirmed that From Software is working on a new entry in the Armored Core series, in addition to a game that's described as "a little weird." He's also stated that the studio has no intention of following Dark Souls III up with another sequel.
Dark Souls III received a score of 8/10 in GameSpot's review. Critic Mike Mahardy praised its expert level design, thrilling combat, and beautiful setting, though he was disappointed by the inconsistent camera and redundant late-game bosses.