Producer Takeshi Miyazoe has stated that From Software has no plans to release downloadable content for Dark Souls II, instead the team is aiming to deliver an experience that needs no extra content.
“For Dark Souls II, we don’t even expect any additional downloadable content because we want to deliver a full game, the full experience, to fans who purchase the package from day one,” Miyazoe told Edge. “We did do additional content for Dark Souls, but generally downloadable content for Dark Souls 2 is not really being considered. Buy the package and you’ll get the full experience, and you’ll have as much fun as anybody else.”
Miyazoe also commented on the possibility of a free-to-play version of the game, stating that their wouldn’t be one: “Spending a couple dollars on certain items does not help the experience. So no free-to-play yet!”
From Software released the Artorias of the Abyss DLC for the original Dark Souls, which added new weapons, locations, enemies, bosses, and an Arena mode for competitive PvP.
Dark Souls II is set to release March 11, 2014 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a PC version to follow shortly after.