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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Romanticise death in Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King DLC

News by Jedediah H.

Most people in developed cultures don't acknowledge death as a prospect. The thought of one day losing our existence, our accidental privilege to experience worldly occurrences through our tailored perspective, terrifies the optimism right out of our trembling vertebrae. And because of this fear, we avoid the subject any way we can - that is, unless we're talking about Dark Souls II, where death is ceaselessly licking at our heels. So let's embrace our mortality ad infinitum, and tread the darkness gallantly with From Software's new DLC, Crown of the Sunken King.

Out today on XBox Live Marketplace and on 23/07 for Steam and Playstation Network, Crown of the Sunken King is the first chapter of The Lost Crown DLC trilogy.


If you found the regular enemies, obstacles, and bosses in Dark Souls II to be easily overcome by your patience, tactics, and indefatigable machismo, Crown of the Sunken King is specifically designed to crumble your confidence down to its weary knees, and produce hallucinations of a mother figure tending your wounds with sugar cubes while you lay atop a satin bedspread.


New environments, stepped pyramids and a vast underground cavern; enemies; traps; and bosses will provoke you with malicious glances as you attempt to die - I mean, attempt to reclaim the crowns of Drangleic's King Vendrick.


If like me, you appreciate the Souls franchise for its requirement of the player to heed its environment, and rejoice and scream, "I'll get you next time, bone daddy!" whenever your life is chopped short by an armed skeleton, check out or plunge into the obscure depths of this DLC.

-Jedediah H.
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Romanticise death in Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King DLC
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