We may be in the midst of crazy season but we’ve always got some time to squeeze in some more Dark Souls. Ashes of Ariandel, the first of Dark Souls 3’s expansion packs, is due out very soon indeed, and there’s trailer out to run through its game altering new PvP arena mode.

Dark Souls 3 players will be able to square off against each other in 3v3 battles in the new Hollow Arena. Players will be able to infuse their weapons on the fly and refill their Estus flasks before heading into battle.

Looks like a very nifty way to incorporate more PvP elements into Dark Souls. The only thing I’m hoping for now is the possibility of 6-player free-for-alls, although perhaps that might be a bit too chaotic for From Software’s taste.

Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel is due out on October 25th and also includes new PvE environments to explore, two new bosses, new enemies, weapons, armour sets and more.

Who's sharpening their blade in preparation to conquer to PvP arena?