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It sure took Namco Bandai a while, but we now know the release date for the PC version of Dark Souls II, and unfortunately it looks like it will come out more than a month after its console cousins: April 25th, in all regions. Here's the full PR:
CHALLENGES AWAIT PC GAMERS! DARK SOULS II FOR PC IS COMING ON 25TH APRIL, 2014!
PARIS, FRANCE 6th March 2014 NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. announced today that DARK SOULSâ„¢ II for PC and STEAM® is scheduled to launch in Europe and Australasia on April 25th. DARK SOULSâ„¢ II for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft will be available on March 14th, 2014.
Adventurers will be delighted to discover that the PC & STEAM® version will fully benefit from PC capabilities: increased texture resolution and an enhanced frame rate option. On top of that, FromSoftware have been working to perfectly adapt the game for a mouse & keyboard combo.
As for console, and while supplies last, fans pre-ordering the game will receive the Black Armour Edition containing an Exclusive Metal Case, the Original Game Soundtrack and an early access to the Black Armour Weapon Set or if pre-ordered on STEAM® fans will get bonuses - digital soundtrack and the early access to the Black Armour Weapon Set, the Official Dark Soulsâ„¢ II Artbook in PDF format and The complete Dark Soulsâ„¢ II Digital Comic Book (written by Rob Williams and Andi Ewington with art provided by Simon Coleby) as digital extras for a complete immersion in the universe of DARK SOULSâ„¢ II.
(We're conscious of the high expectations from PC gamers and are working with FROMSOFTWARE in ensuring that the PC version of Dark Souls II offers the best experience possible. said Mathieu PIAU, EMEA Marketing Director at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. (After an amazing first opus, DARK SOULS II promises an even more engaging, richer and challenging adventure that should please all gamers, regardless of their platform of choice.)
Dark Souls II will be launching in Europe and Australasia on March 14, 2014 on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with the PC edition to follow on 25th April 2014. To learn more about Dark Souls II and pre-order the game, please visit www.DarkSoulsII.com/.