For those of you keeping your eyes firmly glued to other E3 Streams on Monday, you may have missed an interview with Global Producer for Dark Souls 2, Atsuo Yoshimura, talking about the upcoming Dark Souls II: The Lost Crowns DLC on Spike TV’s All-Access broadcast. Along with the first look at the gameplay from the DLC, Yoshimura revealed some interesting things that’ll also be a part of the new DLC.

Dark Souls II is known for being an already tough game where you’re guaranteed to repeatedly die, again, and again until you get things right, but it’s looking like things are about to get tougher when The first part of Lost Crowns DLC Trilogy titled, Crown of the Sunken King, launches on July 22 for Xbox 360 and PC, and on July 23 for PlayStation 3.

In the video above Yoshimura confirms that the new lot of DLC will come with new enemies and items, and the first DLC, Crown of the Sunken King, will have an area called The Poisoned Winds, which you can see clips of. He also teased that “the stage itself is something that the player needs to conquer,” which suggests that the new areas will contain some sort of puzzle or an environmental change we’re not used to.

Yoshimura also revealed that in each stage of the DLC there will be a “challenging route” which will provide a much more difficult route for seasoned players, he also continue to suggest that the players could go at it alone, but suggests that some may need to summon other players in this challenge route in order to conquer it.

Dark Souls II: The Lost Crowns DLC comes in three parts, the first part, Crown of the Sunken King will be available on July 22 for Xbox 360 and PC, and on July 23 for PlayStation 3, this will then be followed by Crown of the Old Iron King on August 26 for PC and Xbox, then August 27 for PlayStation 3, and finally Crown of the Ivory King will complete the trilogy on September 23 for PC and Xbox, then September 24 for PlayStation 3.

Yoshimura also hinted that there’s surprises for those who complete all three parts of the DLC.

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