CERGY PONTOISE, FRANCE – 24 October 2012 - NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced that Dark Souls TM : Artorias of the Abyss downloadable content (DLC) is available for purchase via digital download on both the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® today. Dark Souls TM : Prepare to Die™ Edition will be available for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 across Europe and Australasia at retailers this week.

Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss and Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition include sprawling new maps and environments, new boss characters, enemies, non-player characters (NPCs), an arsenal of new weapons and armor and additional challenging content for unrelenting heroes to face as they return to the deadly world of Lordran. Darkness born in the forests of Oolacile is expanding and engulfing the kingdom and all of its people. Only the strongest players will be able to stop the encroaching darkness. Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss includes an online match-making feature allowing console gamers to showcase their skills against other Dark Souls players around the world.

With tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters, the seamlessly intertwined world of  Dark Souls TM  is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic, and the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style.  The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the  Dark Souls  community as they either help or sabotage each other on the journey through the world of Lordran to save the land from darkness. With a massive, seamless open world design, Dark souls encourages deep exploration and an adaptable gameplay experience.

Dark Souls TM : Artorias of the Abyss is available throughout Europe and Australasia today. Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die Edition  will be available for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 in Europe and Australasia this week. For more information on the game please visit www.facebook.com/DarkSouls , www.PrepareToDie.com .

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is a leading software publisher producing a broad catalogue of high quality interactive entertainment for console and PC gaming platforms and online which is marketed and sold in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including Tekken™, Dragon Ball®, Naruto™, SOULCALIBUR™, One Piece™, RidgeRacer™, Ace Combat™ and Tamagotchi™.

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