Two years. One thousand hours. One masochistic programmer. Those are the key ingredients mod author Scott "Grimrukh" Mooney claims to have put into Dark Souls mod Daughters of Ash: an overhaul mod for PC which provides users with a huge amount of new content. It originally released back in January for the Prepare to Die edition of the game - and impressed us so much we even interviewed the mod author.
As promised, a version for Dark Souls Remastered has been released, and is now available for download. Unusually for a mod project, it's right on schedule.
So, what can you expect from this mod? Pretty much everything: it's constructed using existing models in Dark Souls - many of which are taken from cut content - and provides users with "new bosses and enemies, new characters, new storylines, new weapons and items, expanded lore, and plenty of new secrets". Grimrukh claims the mod provides "twice as much content as the original game", and will take players more than one playthrough to explore, thanks to its complex storylines. Here's a look at the Pinwheel boss fight in Daughters of Ash:
It's worth noting that playing this mod online will probably get you banned, so make sure you're offline before commencing your adventure.
Since its release at the beginning of the year, the original mod has been downloaded over 45k times, and comes with a whopping 817 endorsements. That's enough praise to make even Solaire of Astora blush, so if you want to try it out, you can find the Remastered version over here on Nexusmods.