Namco Bandai unleashed details on a Dark Souls II Collector's Edition and Limited Black Armor Edition Wednesday along with a new trailer for the Tokyo Game Show. The latest look at the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC action RPG reminds viewers just how painful the game world created by From Software can be.
According to Namco Bandai, 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.
- an exclusive hardbound art-book filled with never-before-seen images.
- a full-colour fabric map of the DARK SOULS II game world that can only be had within the Collector’s Edition.
- a 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.
Pre-order the game to 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.
Titled "Aching Bones," the trailer captures the essence of the Dark Souls franchise which is a game of brutal difficulty as the player's character experiences death again and again. While the difficult gameplay remains, the game's director plans to make the title more accessible to newcomers of the series.
The game is set in the same world as the original Dark Souls with the player taking on the role of a cursed character trying to find a cure for his agony. How it ties into the original has yet to be revealed.
Dark Souls II is currently targeting a March 11, 2014 release in North America and March 14 in Europe on the PS3, Xbox 360 with PC release to follow "shortly" after. A beta will go live on the Playstation 3 starting Oct. 12, 2013 for North America and Europe with the second round coming Oct. 27. Those interested should go to the Sony Entertainment Network website to register.
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