Dark Souls Prepare to Die DLC hits PSNXBLM October 24
The Dark Souls 'Artorias of the Abyss' downloadable content is coming to Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network on October 24 in Europe and Australasia. The DLC contains the additional content of the Prepare to Die edition recently released on PC. It will cost 1200 MSP on XBLM, and $14.99 on PSN.

For those who view downloads on the same level of an invading player robbing them of all their souls, a Prepare to Die retail edition for consoles is headed to Europe and Australasia on October 26. There remains no word on it being brought to North America.

Update: We have an update on the Dark Souls Facebook page, albeit a confusingly worded one. When deciphered, it seems to indicate the Artorias of the Abyss DLC is coming to North America on October 23. It reads:
DARK SOULS : Artorias of The Abyss
Dark Souls®: Prepare to Die Edition™ is coming to consoles and will be available for purchase via digital download on both the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® on :
October 23, 2012 in North America
October 24, 2012 in Europe

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.

October 24 matches up with the European date for the DLC. Given that, we think the update means to say the additional content from the Prepare to Die edition i.e. the Artorias DLC is coming to XBLM and PSN on October 23 in North America.

Of course, we can't discount this being another nefarious Dark Souls puzzle designed to lull us into a false sense of security. So we're off to find a bonfire. Don't wait up.

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'DARK SOULSTM: ARTORIAS OF THE ABYSS' DLC CONTENT HEADING TO XBOX LIVE® AND PLAYSTATION®NETWORK ON OCTOBER 2 4TH

CERGY PONTOISE, FRANCE – 19 September 2012 - NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced that the Artorias of the Abyss content that debuted in Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ 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 Souls™ : 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 : Atorias 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.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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