Worried that Nacmo-Bandai's track record means Dark Souls II might have DLC? Don't be. In a new interview with Edge, producer Takeshi Miyazoe said that downloadable content for the game is not really being considered. (Nor is a Wii U port.)
"We don’t expect any additional downloadable content because we want to deliver a full game, the full experience, to fans who purchase the package on day one," Miyazoe said. "Spending a couple dollars on certain items does not help the experience. So no free-to-play yet!”
That "yet" may indeed be troubling – Namco has recently put up longtime franchises like Soul Calibur and Ridge Racer in the freemium space, though it seems highly unlikely that Dark Souls would ever go that route. In fact, Miyazoe reported laughed over the question. (Unfortunately the producer's comments seem to also dismiss the chance the game will have any story-based DLC, as was the case in the first Dark Souls.)
Dark Souls II releases in March, but in the meantime check out the full interview with Miyazoe via the link below.