Game release delays happen quite often, but it's rare that we see a DLC pushed backed further than it's planned release date, but this is happened with the latest Dark Souls 2 DLC, Crown of the Ivory King.
Crown of the Ivory King is set to be the third DLC pack for Dark Souls 2, and has been revealed to take players on a journey through a frozen, abandoned territory that has blinding snowstorms and freezing temperatures to keep players on their feet. Coast of the Ivory King will also come with a wide range of ice themed monsters as well.
The Crown of the Ivory King DLC pack for Dark Souls 2 was originally planned for release on September 24th, but without much notice, Bandai Namco have announced that they have pushed back the release of the DLC to September 30th for Steam and Xbox Live, and October 1st for the PlayStation Network.
No explanation was given as to why the DLC was pushed back, but it seems logical to assume that the developers have not had enough time to fully polish the new content.
On top of the new story content, Crown of the Ivory King will add in a new game mechanic into Dark Souls 2. The new gameplay element, named followers, will allow players to gather AI allies as they progress through the game. Each AI character will be able to help players in tough boss battles to bring down the difficulty.