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Though Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin doesn't launch fully until April, that hasn't stopped Bandai Namco from releasing a new trailer highlighting some of the changes we can expect in the current-gen re-release. One of those changes is set to completely shake up the game for those who have played it way too much.
It comes as no real surprise, but Bandai Namco have announced that come 2015 players will be able to enter the cut-throat world of Dark Souls II on their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One come 2015 under a brand new title. The game won't just be Dark Souls II on latest-gen consoles, instead it'll be titled, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and is expected to land on April 3, 2015.
Friday saw the 32nd annual Golden Joystick Awards take place at the O2 Arena in London, Presented by Green Man Gaming, and oh boy it was a corker! Many, many games were in the run-in for awards this year but From Software's Dark Souls II took the most coveted trophy of all: Game of the Year.
If dying again and again and again in Dark Souls II hasn't got tiresome yet, you're probably keeping up to date with the trio of DLC that Bandai Namco have been releasing for the game, but sadly the third instalment, The Crown of the Ivory King, has been delayed on all formats.
Atsuo Yoshimura isn't exactly a household name but the recent title for which he acts as producer, Dark Souls 2, is. The release has seen roaring success as of late both for its own merits and the reputation of it's predecessor; a success which has given rise to a public desire for the latest entry to hit next gen consoles. During an interview with OXM at E3, Atsuo gave a hint that this desire could become a reality.
For those of you keeping your eyes firmly glued to other E3 Streams on Monday, you may have missed an interview with Global Producer for Dark Souls 2, Atsuo Yoshimura, talking about the upcoming Dark Souls II: The Lost Crowns DLC on Spike TV's All-Access broadcast. Along with the first look at the gameplay from the DLC, Yoshimura revealed some interesting things that'll also be a part of the new DLC.
In its past two iterations, the Souls series has gone from the hostile kingdom Boletaria to even more dangerous climbs in Lordran. Each shows the world a dark fantasy land full to the brim with countless enemies, be they awe-inspiring creatures or fellow Undead trapped in the same situation. Now the third installment, Dark Souls 2, is out there for the gaming community to jump into. This sequel follows its family tree, taking you to a new yet oddly familiar region called Drangleic. Will it be the cliché difficult third instalment or take a beloved series to new heights? Let's find out.
Bandai Namco have revealed that they've shipped more than 1.2 million copies of Dark Souls II for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America and Europe since its release in mid-March, that is of course not counting the PC release of the game which launched in April, just after the end of the Fiscal Year.
Dark Souls II for PC is now available via Steam, and will hit UK stores 2 May. Have you played with death yet? The previous entry to the series was filled with repeated dying, and learning from each fall. Dark Souls is known for its cunning enemies and brilliant traps, leading to a game that you actually have to learn to be able to beat.
Dark Souls 2 is still coming to UK PCs on April 25th via digital platforms, don't worry on that front PC gamers. However on the side of the retail release, From Software's latest title in the Souls series will see a delay of a week. Bandai Namco confirmed this to Joystiq saying "It will be delayed unfortunately and we apologize to UK customers" and that "This is due to a manufacturing issue with packaging. To confirm, this will only affect the UK boxed launch."
For anyone a little put off by Dark Souls' cryptic and slightly convoluted narrative, having access to illuminating lore videos on YouTube is a must. Bonus points if they reveal the macabre and oppressive atmosphere of Dark Souls 2 to be nothing more than a cheesy action cartoon.
Dark Souls 2 has barely been out a week, but has already crushed, sliced, stabbed, flattened, impaled and generally trolled almost 7 million people across both PS3 and Xbox 360.
Following Bandai Namco's belated release date announcement for Dark Souls II the minimum and recommended PC requirements have also been released. In amongst the release date announcement From Software revealed that the PC version would include "increased texture resolution" and an "enhanced frame-rate option." So with that, can your PC run it?
Dark Souls 2 will be released in around a week on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but for a while we weren't exactly sure when the game was coming to PC. Today, Bandai Namco have revealed that PC gamers will be able to get their hands on the game on the 25th of April. The game will be available as both physical copies and digitally through Steam.
Namco Bandai have released a new trailer for awaited Dark Souls II, giving some hope to players reassuring them that “this isn’t about death”. Not only that, they've also revealed the Black Armour edition, details of which are below!
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