A solid date to prepare to die for.
Up until now we only had a launch month for Dark Souls 2, but today From Software and Namco Bandai have confirmed an official release date for Dark Souls 2.
Speaking with Joystiq, Namco revealed that Dark Souls 2 will hit stores on March 11, 2014 in North America, March 14 in Europe, and March 13 in Japan. These dates apply to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 with a Namco rep saying that a PC version would come ”shortly thereafter,” and that the extra time would be used to ”fully capture all the necessary specs” for the PC version. Whatever that means. At least PC gamers will get their own version of the game much sooner than the somewhat lackluster port that brought Dark Souls to the PC.
Namco also confirmed that Dark Souls 2 will be getting a collector’s edition which will include: “The Dark Souls II Collector’s Edition comes with a gorgeous premium quality 12 inch tall Warrior Knight figurine, made from solid PVC weighing nearly 16 full ounces packed inside a custom printed display box with transparent window. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive hardbound artbook filled with never-seen-before images from the game developer, as well as a sizable full-color microfiber game map perfect for mounting onto your wall. The Black Armor Edition metal case will house both the game disc as well as the Original Game Soundtrack.”
For those who don’t want to go all out with the collector’s edition, you can get the Black Armor Edition pre-order bonus which will inlcude: “The Dark Souls II Pre-Order Bonus comes with a FREE Collectible Metal Case, Game & Original Game Soundtrack – while supplies last. The collectible case has the unique Warrior Knight box art that will only be found on the Black Armor Edition. The Original Game Soundtrack is composed by Motoi Sakuraba, who composed the full score for the 2011 hit Dark Souls as well.”
I literally couldn’t be more excited for a game than I am for Dark Souls 2 and hopefully will get a chance to check it out when the Beta Test launches on the PS3 on October 12th. See you at the bonfire!
Oh, also, how about a new Dark Souls 2 trailer: