Dark Souls 3 Ashes of Ariandel Gets A New PvP Trailer

There will finally be an organized system for PvP combat.

Amidst the flurry of new and upcoming game releases slated for this holiday season comes Ashes of Ariendel, the first of two story expansions for From Software’s popular title, Dark Souls 3. If you haven’t heard about Ashes of Ariendel yet, From Software is hoping to remind you via a new trailer.

In typical From Software fashion, the trailer is light on specific details, though it is pretty fun to watch thanks to snippets of action-packed game footage combined with a rousing musical track of the song “Ain’t No Devil” by the musical group of Morgan A. Dorr, Andrea Wasse, and Timothy Blake Healy.

Previous trailers have shown that the Ashes of Ariandel expansion will be adding in new areas to explore, new items to collect, and, new enemies to fight. However, this latest trailer focuses on yet another important aspect of the expansion — organized PvP play.

The trailer doesn’t really outline how exactly players will find and access the new PvP arena, but a press release from publisher Bandai Namco confirms that, in addition to the three on three matches shown in the trailer, players will be able to utilize online matchmaking for one on one duels, team-based battles, and even hectic six-player free-for-all melees.

Dark Souls 3’s Ashes of Ariandel expansion will launch for all platforms (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC) on October 25th. Those who own Dark Souls 3’s $24.99 Season Pass will be able to access Ashes of Ariandel for free, and those who don’t can buy it for $14.99. The Season Pass also grants access to a second expansion which will be released sometime in early 2017.

Nate Hohl

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