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Namco Bandai Announces Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition

Posted on April 11, 2012 AT 07:01pm

THE BUZZ: Well folks, the rumors are true—Dark Souls is coming to PCs everywhere, and it’s bringing some new content with it.

EGM’s TAKE: Oh From Software—why can’t I quite you and your wonderful Dark Souls? Other fans couldn’t quit as well, and the game’s popularity has only risen since Dark Souls was released. There’s been one segment of gamers who felt left out of that fun, however—PC gamers. They wanted the chance to play and die (over and over and over), so they asked Namco Bandai and From Software to bring the game to the PC.

Well, they listened.

For now, only a few details. The release will be called Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, will hit on August 24th, and will be a Games For Windows Live release.

Want new content? Here’s what you’ll have to look forward to (the following information comes from the official Dark Souls website):

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

Want to know more about this new release for Dark Souls? We’ll be back on Tuesday with an interview with From Software’s Hidetaka Miyazaki on Tuesday.

Also, you can check out the official first trailer for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition over on YouTube via this link.

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got started via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as can realistically be crammed in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk Eric on Twitter: @Eric_EGM. Meet the rest of the crew.

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