'Dark Souls 3' DLC release date: First DLC coming this fall, no 'Dark Souls IV' on the horizon

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The first DLC for the action-RPG game “Dark Souls III” will be released sometime this fall, a report from GameSpot said.

There will be a total of two different expansion packs for the game, and players with the Season Pass will be able to have them instantly for free as soon as they get released.

While nothing specific is known about the DLC for now, the description for the $25 Season Pass hinted, “Challenge yourself with new maps, bosses, enemies, and additional weapon and armor sets. Prepare yourself once more and embrace the darkness.”

In other news, people who might be expecting a “Dark Souls IV” release in the coming years might better curb their expectations as “Dark Souls” creator Hidetaka Miyazaki said that there will no longer be a “Dark Souls IV” release. Moreover, the “Dark Souls” franchise will end in the upcoming DLC releases for “Dark Souls III.”

“There’s absolutely no plan right now for any sequels, spin-offs, or tie-ins,” Miyazaki said, while leaving an open door for the possibilities in the future. “But I can’t say for certain the possibility is 0 percent. What is certain for now is, to me personally Dark Souls is over. So rather than make another sequel, I think it’s time we take a step to a new direction.”

With that, Miyazaki and From Software seem to be ready to wrap it up with the “Dark Souls” franchise to move on in introducing another IP from the company.

“Development of a new IP has already begun,” he added. “We want to try making new things.”

However, Miyazaki might be open to the possibility of a colleague from the company to continue the game franchise in the future, should there be someone willing to do that.

“If a From Software developer come to me five years from now and [begged], ‘Please let me make another Dark Souls,’ then I will not rule out the possibility to let my subordinates start a new project.”