Crown of the Sunken King DLC

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Name Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King DLC
Release Date July 22, 2014
Genre Adventure, RPG
Platform/s PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlayStation 4
Mode/s Single-Player. Co-op
Price $9.99
Developer FromSoftware, Inc
Publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
FromSoftware, Inc

Crown of the Sunken King is a DLC for Dark Souls 2 (DKS2), released on July 22nd 2014. The DLC was later bundled as part of the Scholar of the First Sin Edition of the game. This DLC is the first pack of the Lost Crowns trilogy. The trilogy contains the following Downloadable Content released in the following order: Crown of the Sunken KingCrown of the Old Iron King, Crown of the Ivory King. These DLC releases added new content to the Dark Souls 2 experience, including some new Enemies, Bosses, Locations and Weapons. Minor modifications have also been made to some details and descriptions during the Scholar of the First Sin Remaster. All episodes were sold for either $9.99 a piece, or added as part of the Dark Souls II Season Pass for $24.99. Official Trailer Video



"The Crown of the Sunken King sends players on a quest to reclaim the Crown that King Vendrick once owned. With a entirely new areas to explore within the Dark Souls 2 universe, players will find pyramids, underground caverns, and unknown foes. It is said that the Ancient Crown is buried deep below the surface, but surely it cannot sit unguarded. Explore in search of a crown that holds the strength of lords from times long past.


All Lost Crowns Trilogy DLC

This DLC was released s a trilogy that was released one after the other with about a month apart. Players were able to purchase these DLC packs individually or as a bundle. Those who purchased the Season Pass had access to all three DLC packs as they were released. Purchasing the remastered release, Scholar of the First Sin also gave players access to all three DLC packs.


Crown of the Sunken King Features and Content


 Accessing the Crown of the Sunken King DLC

After buying the DLC an item is added to the inventory: the Dragon Talon. The player must go to the primal bonfire chamber in the Black Gulch and examine an obelisk to be teleported to a chamber with a locked door that opens with the Dragon Talon. Players that don't have the DLC can be summoned into it by placing their signs in this chamber. The signs will show up inside the DLC.

In Scholar of the First Sin, the Dragon Talon is no longer placed into your inventory. You now need to go to Black Gulch and kill the giants before the final bonfire and the boss fight with The Rotten to receive the Forgotten Key, which opens doors in Black Gulch and the Gutter, as well as a door in the pit in Majula. Inside the door in the pit will be a room with three chests and a corpse; the Dragon Talon can be looted off the corpse.


Crown of the Sunken King DLC System Requirements


Minimum Specs

Recommended Specs

OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
Processor: AMD® Phenom II™ X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel® Pentium Core ™ 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz  Intel® CoreTM i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD® A8 3870K 3.0GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600GT, ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 or ATI
DirectX: Version 9.0 Version 9.0
Storage 12 GB available space 15 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device DirectX 9compatible sound card
Additional Notes Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended


Crown of the Sunken King Content


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    • Anonymous

      Aztec Dark Souls...

      This dlc is awesome (mostly). There are some problems with it, but the art design goes a long way in making it fun anyway.

      • Anonymous

        Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne are incredible games, masterpieces with amazing DLCs... but this one, man this is not good and it's not fun to play, difficulty isn't a problem when there is a purpose but this DLC is basically: lots of enemies attacking you at the same time, enemies spawning behind you in high/dangerous areas and some ridiculous immortal ghost enemies (you can disable the immortality but the idea is awful). The dragon was cool. This is the worst from software content I've ever played.

        • Anonymous

          This was easily the worst of the 3 dlc. I'm just not a fan of constantly being bombarded by status ailments and rng.i can sort of see the joy in puzzle solving but the other 2 are leagues better.

          • Anonymous

            re: previous comment - nope, the key to the door is 100% certainly dropped by the giants in black gulch. they key you're referring to allows you to by a door in forest of fallen giants

            • Anonymous

              I think the info about accesing is wrong. It says the giants in the Black Gulch have the key in SOTFS, but I'm pretty sure it is the one in Iron Keep, under the first bull/flamethrower you find.

              • Anonymous

                Fun DLC, really gave me that Dark Souls rush. Bonfire placement kinda sucked in my opinion but it did make it more of a challenge so I can't complain, the bosses were pretty easy though so that was a bit of a letdown, other than that it was a really cool DLC

                • Anonymous

                  This is one of my favourite bits of content in all of the series. Shulva is intense, difficult and amazingly designed. My only issue is that I don't really like the bosses that much.

                  • Anonymous

                    The design of this place (among other things) gives me anxiety. Especially the descent to the Dragon's Rest.

                    • Anonymous

                      God, this place is no joke. Missed that feeling from ds1. Tough enemies, traps and as much bonfires as necessary.

                      • Anonymous

                        New Enemies list is missing the Pagan Tree, which a lot of players might miss despite how helpful it can be.

                        • Anonymous

                          I must be the other person on earth that thinks these DLCs are borderline garbage. From the scarcity of bonfires leading to constant backtracking to the abundance of overpowered enemies, it's not fun.

                          • Anonymous

                            They picked the worst place to move it to in SotFS, but then again, it's Dark Souls, so it's not like they'll make it easy.

                            • Anonymous

                              What do you think is the optimal level for this DLC on NG? I am playing through it now, around soul level 120, soul memory 1,300,000. I really love the level design and the atmosphere but I struggle with bosses and it is difficult for me to find any summons/get summoned.

                              • Anonymous

                                My Crown of Sunken King on the SoFS edition for Xbox 360 is bugged and I can't access the DLC. When I examine the shrine after The Rotten battle I get thrown into a never ending loading screen. Has anyone else had this issue?

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