Bloodborne’s announcement may have immediately aged
Dark Souls II by a generation, but while Miyazaki’s team works on the PS4 game, elsewhere within From Software work continues on one of its spiritual predecessors. The Lost Crowns is a three-part DLC programme whose first instalment, Crown
Of The Sunken King, launches on July 22. Our E3 hands-on, however, was quite the disappointment. Set in a drab underground ruin with a gimmicky hook in which you hit pillars to raise and lower parts of the environment, Dark Souls II’s first DLC introduces just a few new enemy types, one of which is a powered-up version of the main game’s infuriating poison-spitting statues. It ran terribly, too. There’s time to sort that out, at least, and what From has shown of the rest of the trilogy looks a little more promising. You’ll be able to try before you buy, since the game will allow co-op summons of those who don’t own the DLC.