BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. today released new screen shots for DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin focusing on the gameplay improvements and advancement of the DARK SOULS II story.
Without having to wait for long, the PC version comes just over a month after the console release. And without question, it is the definitive release to play and enjoy. But beyond that, and more to the point Dark Souls II is pure excellence. There’s a challenge around every corner, lore hidden within conversations, and secrets begging to be revealed in the environment. It can be frustrating, but it can also be extremely satisfying too. It’s a deep game that demands your attention, and won’t let it go for long after you’ve put the controller down.
Dark Souls has gained quite the following over the past couple years and the series just keeps bringing in new players. With the Souls series “go anywhere play anyway you like” style, Souls games tend to be different for each and every player. This makes the task of creating a direct sequel difficult with such a wide variety of expectations on the line. From Software took to this challenge and created a title that was more of the same, and it’s wonderful.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that fans who purchase the DARK SOULS™ II Black Armor Edition or the DARK SOULS II Collector’s Edition will receive an exclusive voucher* allowing players to unlock early use of weapons contained in the Black Armor Weapons Pack. These items will help players as they begin their journey through the sequel of what critics and gamers call one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in video game history. Fans will want to secure their early access to the Black Armor Weapons Pack by preordering the Dark Souls II Black Armor or Collector’s Editions. DARK SOULS II will be available in the Americas on March 11, 2014 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Dark Souls II for PC will launch in the Americas shortly after the console version becomes available to consumers.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today the details surrounding its DARK SOULS II Collector’s Edition and Black Armor Pre-Order Edition. Offered in limited quantities and while supplies last, both the Collector’s Edition and Black Armor Edition of DARK SOULS II contain items that are sure to please fans of DARK SOULS; a game that has been lauded by critics and fans to deliver one of the most challenging experiences in videogame history. DARK SOULS II is scheduled to launch in the Americas on March 11, 2014 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft. DARK SOULS II for PCs will launch in the Americas shortly after the console version becomes available to consumers.
Avid videogame collectors and aficionados will want to immediately reserve their copy of the DARK SOULS II Collector’s Edition. The DARK SOULS II Collector’s Edition will feature a premium quality Warrior Knight figurine measuring in at 12 inches in height and weighing in at nearly 16 ounces. Fans will also be able to thumb through an exclusive hardbound art-book filled with never-before-seen images created by the talented artists at game developer FromSoftware. True adventure fans are sure to enjoy the sizable full-color fabric map of the DARK SOULS II game world that can only be had within the Collector’s Edition. Topping off this extensive package is the metal game case from the DARK SOULS II Black Armor Edition which will contain both the game disc and the official game soundtrack.
Rewards also await DARK SOULS II fans that simply pre-order the game as they will automatically receive the DARK SOULS II Black Armor Edition when the game launches; while supplies last. The Black Armor Edition features a metal case that contains both the game disc and the official game soundtrack that is sure to stir emotions and set players’ mood for battle.
“DARK SOULS II possesses one of the most enthusiastic and hardcore fan bases in today’s videogame cultural sphere,” says Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “We’ve paid extra close attention when creating the Collector’s Edition and Black Armor Edition to ensure that each package offers compelling contents to both our most passionate hardcore fans and for gamers that are ready to take on the challenges in DARK SOULS II for the first time.”
DARK SOULS II will be launching in the Americas on March 11, 2014 on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with the PC edition to follow shortly.
Leading videogame publisher, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced the Dark Souls®: Artorias of the Abyss downloadable content (DLC) pack for Dark Souls®, the critically acclaimed action role-playing game (RPG) developed by FromSoftware. The DLC pack will be available this winter in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft through Xbox LIVE® for 1200 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system through the PlayStation®Network for $14.99. Dark Souls®: Prepare to Die™ Edition for PC will be able for purchase in North America through Steam and Games for Windows® — LIVE beginning August 24.
Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss for consoles and Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for PCs will include sprawling new maps and environments, new boss characters, enemies, non-player characters (NPCs), an arsenal of new weapons and armor and additional challenging content for stalwart heroes to face as they return to the deadly world of Lordran. Players will also experience an untold chapter in Dark Souls. Darkness born in the forests of Oolacile is expanding and engulfing the kingdom and all of its people. Only the strongest players will be able to stop the spread of darkness.
Both titles will include an online match-making feature that creates one vs.one, two vs. two and four-player battle royale scenarios; allowing gamers to showcase their skills against other Dark Souls players around the world.
“Dark Souls fans are a highly determined group of gamers, they’ve earned their stripes through countless melee encounters and challenging boss battles; releasing new content with Artorias of the Abyss will extend their adventures even further,” says Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “NAMCO BANDAI has also been actively listening to the PC community and we are excited bring Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition to PC gamers via Steam and Games for Widows Live.”
Demon’s Souls, From Software’s previous title was declared one of the hardest games ever made. It to this day has a devoted fan base and while it didn’t reach record-breaking sales, it allowed for another game to be created. One detriment and complaint about Demon’s Souls was that it was a PS3 exclusive. From Software has since changed publishers and created the spiritual successor, Dark Souls for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.