Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for PC Officially Announced, Trailer

The news has already been out for a while already, but Destructoid is reporting that Namco Bandai has officially announced the PC edition of Dark Souls, dubbed the "Prepare to Die Edition", and confirmed that the decision was made after seeing the petition for a PC release. The release date is set for August 24th, but we have an announcement trailer to tide you over for a little while:

We'll most likely get an official press release soon, and we'll update this post when that happens. In the meantime, here's a list of the new content that us PC gamers are getting:
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will include an untold chapter in the world of Lordran where the player must stop the spread of darkness at all costs by facing and defeating the Dark Knight Artorias.

'¢ New Bosses - Including Artorias of Abyss, Chimera of Tomb, and more
'¢ PVP Online Matchmaking System - Quick matching for co-op or PVP
'¢ New Areas Including Oolacile Tomb, Old Ruins and more
'¢ New Enemies Including Abyss Guard, Chained Prisoner and more
'¢ New NPCs Including Hawkeye Gough and more
'¢ New Weapons and Armor Equip some from the new bosses, enemies, and NPCs

UPDATE: The press release is here:
Namco Bandai Games announces DARK SOULSâ„¢: PREPARE TO DIE EDITION coming to PC

April 11, 2012

The critically acclaimed action-RPG coming to the PC platform by popular demand with all-new content!

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced that, by popular demand, Dark Soulsâ„¢: Prepare to Die Edition will be releasing for the PC platform in Europe and Australasia on August 24th.  This special, content-enhanced edition of the critically acclaimed Action-RPG developed by FromSoftware will be finely-tuned to cater to the PC gaming audience while retaining all of the deep challenge, rich atmosphere, and compelling gameplay that made the game a worldwide phenomenon. Dark Soulsâ„¢: Prepare to Die Edition on the PC platform will also include an enhanced PVP mode allowing players to more closely assemble battles against one another online in an all-out fight to the death that fans have demanded.

In addition, the production team at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. has revealed an untold chapter in the world of Lordran created specifically to help further expand upon the lore of the game. '˜Artorias of the Abyss' will include all-new areas to explore, enemies to encounter, and bosses to take down one by one.

(Our fans demanded to see this game brought to the PC, and the noise they have made was simply too loud and too passionate to ignore,) said Daisuke Uchiyama, producer for Dark Souls at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., (This also allowed us to dive back into the world of Dark Souls, offering a special edition of the game that offers more ways to die over and over again than ever before. Adding a whole new chapter to tell the tale of the Dark Knight Artorias was an opportunity we're also proud to have taken, as we've managed to expand the experience for our biggest fans without compromising the balance of the core game that we worked so hard to create. This edition of the game is our gift to the fans.)

Heralded by critics worldwide, IGN referred to the original Dark Soulsâ„¢ release as, (One of the most thrilling, most fascinating and most completely absorbing experiences in gaming,) while GameSpot called it, (Extraordinary. an awesome and menacing world you may never forget.)
With tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters, the seamlessly intertwined world of Dark Soulsâ„¢ is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic, and the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style.  The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Soulsâ„¢ community as they either help or sabotage each other on the journey through the world of Lordran to save the land from darkness. With a massive, seamless open world design, Dark Soulsâ„¢ encourages deep exploration and an adaptable gameplay experience.

Dark Soulsâ„¢: Prepare to Die Edition will be available on the PC platform in Europe and Australasia on August 24th.  For more information on the game please visit www.facebook.com/DarkSouls, www.PrepareToDie.com