Bandai Namco has announced three new DLC packs heading to Dark Souls 2 between July and September.

The Lost Crowns Trilogy features brand new bosses, additional challenges and original areas, with the first chapter 'Crown of the Sunken King' sending players into an "entirely different world" to reclaim the crowns of Drangleic's King Vendrick.

"Crown of the Sunken King, the first chapter in the trilogy, sends players on a journey to reclaim the crowns that Drangleic's King Vendrick once owned," says Bandai Namco. "Crown of the Sunken King features an entirely different world within the DARK SOULS II universe, where stepped pyramids span a vast underground cavern. It is said that one of the ancient crowns lay buried deep within these dark caverns; but surely such a valued item cannot sit unguarded. Players that seek adversity and glory will be rewarded with a crown that holds the strength of lords from times long past."

Crowns of the Sunken King will launch in Europe on July 22 on PC and Xbox 360, and July 23 on PS3.

The DLC will be followed by Crown of the Old Iron King on August 26 on PC and Xbox/August 27 on PS3, and Crown of the Ivory King on September 23 on PC and Xbox/September 24 on PS3.

A price for each DLC chapter has yet to be confirmed.

Source: Bandai Namco Press Release