Namco Bandai has sent out a press release to announce the release date of Dark Souls II and the details on the Collector's and Black Armour editions of the game. The game will release on March 11 in America and March 14 in Europe and Australasia, though the PC game will come out a bit later:
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES EUROPE LIGHTS BONUS BONFIRES FOR FANS WITH DARK SOULS II COLLECTOR'S EDITION AND LIMITED BLACK ARMOUR PRE-ORDER EDITION
Both Soul Stirring Special Editions Make DARK SOULS II Worth Dying For on March 14, 2014
PARIS, FRANCE 19th September 2013 NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. announced today the details surrounding its DARK SOULSâ„¢ II Collector's Edition and Black Armour Pre-Order Edition. Offered in limited quantities and while supplies last, both the Collector's Edition and Black Armour Edition of DARK SOULS II contain items that are sure to please fans of DARK SOULS; a game that has been lauded by critics and fans to deliver one of the most challenging experiences in videogame history. DARK SOULS II is scheduled to launch in Europe and Australasia on March 14, 2014 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft. DARK SOULS II for PCs will launch in Europe and Australasia shortly after in 2014.
Avid videogame collectors and aficionados will want to immediately reserve their copy of the DARK SOULS II Collector's Edition. The DARK SOULS II Collector's Edition will feature a premium quality Warrior Knight figurine measuring in at 12 inches / 30 cm in height and weighing in at nearly 16 ounces / 450 grams. Fans will also be able to thumb through an exclusive hardbound art-book filled with never-before-seen images created by the talented artists at game developer FromSoftware. True adventure fans are sure to enjoy the sizable full-colour fabric map of the DARK SOULS II game world that can only be had within the Collector's Edition. Topping off this extensive package is the metal game case from the DARK SOULS II Black Armour Edition which will contain both the game disc and the official game soundtrack composed by famed Japanese composer Motoi Sakuraba.
Rewards also await DARK SOULS II fans that simply pre-order the game as they will automatically receive the DARK SOULS II Black Armour Edition when the game launches; while supplies last. The Black Armour Edition features a metal case that contains both the game disc and the official game soundtrack that is sure to stir emotions and set players' mood for battle.
(DARK SOULS II will offer hardcore fans and newcomers alike a challenging yet rewarding experience with a whole new sense of achievement,) said Olivier COMTE, Senior Vice-President at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. (Working closely with FROM SOFTWARE, we're excited to be bringing these Collector's Edition and special Black Armour Edition, with appealing added content for everyone that will allow them to fully dive into the world of DARK SOULS II.)