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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.

Buy now from Green Man Gaming for only GBP£39.99 (USD$71.99 on Steam)!
(compare all prices)

Latest Comments
Posted 11:01am 07/3/14
Then you realise it's $90 on AU steam. GoOd JoB GuYs. Once again not buying from steam, gonna have to use GMG or a cdkey site...
Posted 12:27pm 07/3/14
This must be available in retail surely? I can see JB selling this for $69 or $79.
Posted 02:12pm 07/3/14
so long as it doesnt need a 3rd party fix and isnt crippled for anything other than a controller i would be happy but yeah 99 bucks for a game, any game, seems kind of steep in this economic climate. Someone needs to tell those guys: Not in this market. Not in the economy buddy!
Posted 02:18pm 07/3/14
This must be available in retail surely? I can see JB selling this for $69 or $79.

Yeah JB have it for $79 which makes it $20 cheaper to buy compared to Steam.
Posted 02:21pm 07/3/14
GMG are selling the NA version for $50US (currently $40 with 20% off voucher on GMG frontpage), but I'm not sure if this will activate in our region.
Posted 03:58pm 07/3/14
would bang that hottie in the vid
Posted 04:06pm 07/3/14
Never had a problem with past US Steam keys from GMG, was only the recent South Park that had the censored version being sold.
Posted 04:15pm 07/3/14
Yeah, me neither, but Steam seems to be entering some Brave New World of region locking.
Posted 06:43pm 07/3/14
f*****g epic... i still gotta finish the first one.
Posted 10:20am 08/3/14
Done and done, Eski.

Apparently there were multiple confirmations of "the game isn't region locked" so I'm fairly sure that nothing will happen with steam.

Pretty sure the outlet exists for publishers to restrict it, not steam themselves. So if the publishers say they won't restrict it, then I would bet my $50 (I already have) that it won't randomly vanish. And even if it did, you could probably make a pretty good case for a refund, since multiple official channels have mentioned it wouldn't be region locked.

If they took it away, then they'd be breaking about a bajillion consumer laws.
Posted 10:31am 08/3/14
WTF now it's $72 USD on steam down from $90
Posted 12:21pm 08/3/14
Yeah Steam has this weird thing where they'll have the pre-order price low until about a month before it comes out, then hike the price up. Only titles I've ever seen not affected by that are CoD, but that's just Activision being Activision.
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