Post by Eorl @ 10:55am 07/03/14 | 12 Comments
Namco Bandai has today finally announced that PC gamers can start preparing for the "You Died" screen come April 25th, when From Software's sequel Dark Souls 2 hits the platform a month after the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 release.
Those looking to go the PC route will find that besides the peripheral change (though eager warriors can utilise gamepads if they desire), Dark Souls 2 will feature unique increase "texture resolution with enhanced frame rates." Its unclear just how "enhanced" these frame rates will be, but presumably the team at From are aiming for 60FPS at the least.
It isn't just the graphical advantages that PC players gain, with Namco also announcing that players can now pre-order the PC version of Dark Souls 2 to gain early access to the powerful Black Armor Weapons pack; an in-game weapons cache that can possibly increase players’ chances of survival. This pack includes five special weapons and shields in addition to the array of starter weapons, giving players false hope that they'll even make it through the well-known difficulty of Dark Souls.
Those choosing to pre-order the game will also get access to a "plethora of digital bonuses including, the Official Digital Dark Souls II Artbook (PDF), Original Dark Souls II Digital Comic Book written by Rob Williams and Andi Ewington with art provided by Simon Coleby (PDF), the Complete Digital Game Soundtrack (MP3), and the Black Armor Weapons Pack (Access Code)."
You can check all this out over on the Steam page, and also find the part 1 of the prologue below to satisfy your lore needs while you wait. Prepare yourself, you will die.
Dark Souls 2 will be available come March 13th for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and PC on April 25th.
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