"The Ringed City," the second and final downloadable content (DLC) for "Dark Souls 3," is set to be released on March 28, and it brings forth a lot of new materials for gamers.
Two new player-vs-player maps will also be made available as a DLC prior to the release of "The Ringed City." The two maps, Dragon Ruins and Grand Roof, will be available starting March 24. The maps are free for those who purchased "Ashes of Ariandel," the first "Dark Souls 3" DLC, and for those who have the game's season pass.
"Undead Match" is also a new downloadable feature of "Dark Souls 3" that allows players to team up during player-vs-player matches against strangers. The previous in-game multiplayer option featured a random team allocation system, with friends only allowed to play together during private matches.
Meanwhile, footage of "Ringed City" was recently released for the single player mode, revealing a new boss, as well as some cannon fodder enemies. The video also showed some new weapons added into the game.
While these are a lot of features in store for gamers, what is not coming is a port of the game on the Nintendo Switch, at least for now. Gaming website Gamespot recently released "Ringed City" footage, saying that it is running on the Nintendo Switch. This fueled rumors that the game will also be developed for the new gaming console. However, the website has since revealed that the label was an encoding mistake.
"Ringed City" is facing a lot of anticipation right now, given that it is now considered as a send-off to the game, at least as far as players have come to know it. Hidetaka Miyazaki of From Software said during a roundtable interview at E3 that "Dark Souls 3" will not be the last in the series, but it will be a "turning point," especially given that this was the last game of the company prior to him becoming its president.