Dark Souls 2 arrives on console March 2014, special editions revealed 
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Darryn Bonthuys
September 19, 2013 at 7:45 am

Dark Souls 2 special editions (1)

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any Dark Souls 2 news. Ever since the game got announced last year at the Spike Video Game awards, development has been whisper-quiet. Since then, I’ve had a brutal session with the game at E3. And now, it’s finally nailed down a release date.

The hard as nails sequel to the cult hit RPG will be out on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 11 in the US of A, and March 14 in European zones. Japan gets sammiched between everybody else with a March 13 release.

Speaking to Eurogamer, director Yui Tanimura said that the PC version still needed to be completed, hence the lack of a concrete release date so far. “We’re still working on what options we allow players to have in order for players to customize the spec of the PC version. Our goal is to release the PC version in the same window,”Tanimura said.

For the PC version we’re simply saying March – we’re trying our best for PC and console. The reason we can’t announce the specific date is we’re working on more options on how to make the PC version optimal.

According to Tanimura, From Software began developing a PC version of the sequel the same time that they started work on the console iterations, a leap onto another platform that the studio admits that they were less than familiar with:

With the first Dark Souls, the development team started work on the console version before the PC version, and because of that there were less options for the development team to make the PC version more optimal in terms of resolution and so on. With Dark Souls 2, the team’s working on console and PC at the same time, so there shouldn’t be an issue with how optimal it will be on day one.

And of course, what game is complete these days without a few special editions to accompany it? Dark Souls 2 will feature a collector’s edition that comes with a 30cm Knight figurine, a metal case, a fabric map, soundtrack and a hardcover art book.

There’ll also be a more stripped down Black Armour Edition of the game, that has the metal case and soundtrack available as a pre-order bonus.

Dark Souls 2 special editions (1)

Dark Souls 2 special editions (2)

Stress pills and glue to keep your controller from being flung out of your hands, not included.

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  • That Dark Twit

    The 30cm Knight figurine looks pretty shweeeet.

  • That Dark Twit

    The 30cm Knight figurine looks pretty shweeeet.

  • Hammersteyn

    Normally ’tis be how I fight in Dark Souls when I spy wit’ ye eye an enormous creature from th’ deep.

    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/aeNYMRQ_460sa.gif

    • Umar Jaeger

      Tis how I be … lol

      http://i.imgur.com/D9R0iaQ.gif

      • M-m-m-monster John

        This looks like me in pretty much every fight I’ve ever been in.

      • Hammersteyn

        Aye it reminds me of Bearded Bryan, the bilge rat fights the same way.

        http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/aXbqmxv_460sa.gif

        • Admiral Chief ARRRRR

          Oho, thar scurvey dog

          • M-m-m-monster John

            With that profile pic I almost half expected your name to be Admiral Chief Captain.

          • Admiral Chief ARRRRR

            Nay belay that! Do ye know what fine day today be?

          • M-m-m-monster John

            I don not Admiral. Please, be so kind as to enlighten me.

          • Admiral Chief ARRRRR

            Today be international talk like a scurvey pirate day, yo ho.

            Shall ye join the crew, or walk the plank?

          • That Rum-Drunk Twit

            ARR or be gutted like a feesh!

          • Admiral Chief ARRRRR

            Welcome matie!

          • M-m-m-monster John

            I see mate, we best be on our piratey behaviour or we shall be keelhauled.
            Don’t judge me, but I actually enjoy listening to this…
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta-Z_psXODw

          • Admiral Chief Buccaneer

            Man the poop deck!

      • Rincemetimbers

        Har har har!

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Yep, the ol’ kick and ninja roll have saved me from many a bar fight.

    • That Dark Twit

      This is legend!

    • Admiral Chief ARRRRR

      Yo ho, thar be one scared critter matey

      • Hammersteyn

        Aye its like cap’n Sparrow said. We need to fight to run away

        • That Dark Twit

          Nice eye patch.

          • Keelhauling Hammersteyn

            Arr much obliged matey. Fortunately I have a spare eye.

          • That Rum-Drunk Twit

            ARRRR! Dat be a good man!

  • Umar Jaeger

    There are still many reasons to stick to current gen. This is one of my main reasons though I am really put off by the latest trailer that got released yesterday…Dark Souls trailers do not play out with new age edgy music …..

  • Admiral Chief o’ thar Scurvey

    This be mighty fine booty me hearties, yo ho

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Thanks for reminding me I still have to finish Dark Souls :/

  • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    Never Played Dark Souls.. worth It?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

      • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

        And I assume it is quite scary and Tough?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          …..maybe….

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            Perfect! will see if BT has a copy

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It’s tough but oh so rewarding.

            You going to play it on PC or console? Because if you play on PC you really should get the dsfix mod – it makes a big difference to the graphics.

          • Umar Jaeger

            Besides the graphics, Frame Rate is buttery smooth

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            Always play on PC :-)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Good man. That explains the Lord part.

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            Yep, I’m good at making sandwiches. Want some? Make it for me now!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            F*** you, PC sucks, dumb fanboy. Make me a sandwich.

          • M-m-m-monster John

            I have been taught well by Rince, the Emperor and the wise Admiral and I shall not badmouth the console no more. But yes, it’s really great on pc.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Oh dear, I think he’s been scarred permanently.

          • M-m-m-monster John

            I feel scarred

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            My kitchen has been scarred, go in there and clean it.

          • Rincemetimbers

            If ye nout played this, walk the plank! This game is PARROTS!

          • Admiral Chief Buccaneer

            Fear thar six pounders!

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Just a little :P

    • Umar Jaeger

      Yes X infinity

  • Martin du preez

    OMW! Needz that figurine! :D/

  • fred

    So sad it won’t be on ps4 , would love to play it 1080p.

    • Tbone187

      Play it on pc.

      • fred

        Hey PC fanboy, go back into the kitchen.

        • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

          This is the worst attempt at trolling I’ve ever seen…

          • Tbone187

            What’s wrong with that?? You can play it on pc at high res..No need to wait for a PS4…It’s fact, not trolling…Why is every comment on PC gaming considered to be a troll against consoles?? Pathetic!

        • Tbone187

          Doos, I’m letting you know you don’t have to wait for the ps4 to play it on high res….Does that automatically make me a pc fanboy?

          • W_TF

            Yay. Finally. Someone defending PC gaming. Frankly I’ve never seen the point of consoles when I have a whoop-ass PC with a 4GB graphics card that can run games like any console AND do all the stuff you can’t do with a console. (Like actually PRODUCE content instead of just consuming it…)

          • Rincethis

            I think you missed what Gavin said was trolling mate. And it was one of the worst attempts at trolling.

          • W_TF

            I wasn’t replying to Gavin, I was agreeing with Tbone.

          • Tbone187

            I’m struggling to see why is my comment viewed as trolling?? Is it not fact?? Trolling was not my intent.You console users are so defensive.Inferiority complex perhaps?

          • Rincethis

            What? Gavin says to Fred ‘Bad trolling’ and your response to GAVIN is “What’s wrong with that?? You can play it on pc at high res..No need to wait for a PS4…It’s fact, not trolling…Why is every comment on PC gaming considered to be a troll against consoles?? Pathetic!” Then you go on to call someone a DOOS? And WE have the complex? LOL. And how is my saying someone has missed a point defending consoles? Shesh man, you make no sense.

          • Tbone187

            You lost the plot dude…Kinda happens when you jump into conversations not knowing what’s going on…

          • Rincethis

            Yeah,looking at how you respond to people who haven’t actually commented on what you have said, or how my comment on FRED trolling suddenly means you are, yeah, I’ve lost the plot…

          • Tbone187

            Fred suggested I’m a PC fanboy to which Gavin says my so called attempt at trolling was the worst attempt his seen, to which you agreed. All done while initial comment had no intention of trolling at all.

            But you folk have these knee jerk reactions on any comment on pc gaming, it’s hilarious.

            So why don’t you have a coke and smile and go sit in the corner and think about what a knob you are!

          • Rincethis

            Gavin responded to FRED you moron! FRED!
            Gavin Mannion Staff fred <——-

            • 2 days ago

            This is the worst attempt at trolling I've ever seen…1 1

          • Tbone187

            Couldn’t agree with you more guy…

  • Tarisma

    I have the equivalent of the black armor edition for the first one.

    I may have to bend my own rule and preorder this one

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Wow! That figurine looks awesome!

  • HelterSkelter

    Damn I can’t wait. This and Witcher 3.

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