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Dark Souls 3 season pass appears on Steam

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Dark Souls 3

The Dark Souls 3 season pass that turned up on recently on the Australian Xbox Store—thereby confirming the existence of a Dark Souls 3 season pass—is now listed on Steam. Unfortunately, the Steam description provides no further detail about what the pass will offer, saying only that it will include two DLC packs.

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“Expand your Dark Souls 3 experience with the Season Pass and gain access to 2 epic DLC packs at a discounted price,” it says. “Challenge yourself with new maps, bosses, enemies and additional weapon and armor sets. Prepare yourself once more and embrace the darkness.”

The Dark Souls 3 season pass sells for $25/£20, or can be had as part of the Dark Souls 3 Deluxe Edition, which is listed at $85/£60. The standard edition of Dark Souls 3 is $60/£40 so there's no deal that way, but while 25 bucks for two DLC bundles might sound pricey, let us not forget that EA is asking $50 for the four-DLC Star Wars Battlefront season pass—effectively the same cost. And really, the big question is simply what they offer: If each DLC pack tacks on another 15 hours of quality play, then I'd say it's quite the deal. Separate DLC pricing hasn't been announced, so how much of a discount the season pass itself will provide remains to be seen.

Dark Souls 3 will be out on April 11. If you just can't wait (and you're going to be in London), you can lay your hands on it in advance at the PC Gamer Weekender, running March 5-6.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.