A month felt like a long time for the next piece of Dark Souls 2 DLC to come out; fortunately, the wait is over. The latest content to the kingdom of Drangleic will take players into the realm of the Old Iron King (before he became Diablo) and the dark mysteries that lie within.
Much like with the Sunken Crown DLC, this new area must be accessed through a special portal that is located beyond the primal bonfire in Iron Keep after the Old Iron King battle. Examining the altar in this room teleports players to the new area. Players who have purchased the DLC will get a special item in their inventory that allows them to open the locked doors in the room. Players who have not purchased it can still be summoned into the DLC by placing their summon sign down in this chamber. Think of it as a teaser to some of the content in case you're unsure of purchase.
The Crown of the Old Iron King retails for $9.99, just as the previous one did, and anyone who bought the Season Pass should have access.
Go forth and praise the sun.