Today is indeed a happy day for any sadists craving a return to the kingdom of Drangleic, and of course those who never left, with the release of the Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King DLC. It is the second part of a planned Lost Crown Trilogy following on from the Crown of the Sunken King add-on, released back in July. The latest episode promises a challenge for Dark Souls 2 fans that will "bring players to their knees and yet make them yearn for more."
The trilogy of DLC wraps up in late September with the Crown of the Ivory King, giving players just under a month to get their teeth into, and hands onto, the Crown of the Old Iron King. As with any good DLC there is an offering new enemies to face and gruesome bosses to dispose of, plus some lovely
traps puzzles to get murdered by solve.
In what seems like an effort to make each piece of DLC feel unique and to differentiate them from one another, The Crown of the Old Iron King features an environment very different from the one experienced by players in Crown of the Sunken King. This time around players are challenged with navigating a land of ash and lava in a quest to tackle Brume Tower. I can’t imagine that being deadly, not at all.
The Crown of the Old Iron King DLC is included in the Dark Souls 2 Season Pass for those who have purchased it, and is also available separately through Steam, PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Marketplace from today for $9.99.