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Dark Souls Remastered Is 50% Off on PC for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Owners

Cheaper is always better, no matter the game. 

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In addition to releasing a new Dark Souls Remastered trailer today, Bandai Namco also let loose some very intriguing information regarding the new, better-looking (and better playing) Dark Souls coming down the pipeline. Unfortunately, it isn't a new Nintendo Switch release date, which would be great news since it was the only platform to get a delay. Instead, it's an offer that you might be eligible for if you already own Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on PC. If you do, you could snag Dark Souls Remastered for half-off its asking price.

The game will be releasing May 25 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but you'll get a discount on PC only via Steam if you already own the Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. The loyalty discount will be added when you check out if you have the game in your inventory, which means you'll already be getting beaucoup savings on a brand new game just for buying the game in the past.

If you do have Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition in your Steam library already, you'll be kissing it goodbye in preparation for Dark Souls Remastered to take its place. On May 8 at 4 PM PT, the Steam version of the Prepare to Die Edition will be delisted and replaced with Dark Souls Remastered once it's out on May 25. You'll still be able to redownload it and access it via your library, but it won't be available any longer.

Now all that's left is the waiting. That's the hardest part, I imagine.

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From The Chatty

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    April 24, 2018 12:35 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Dark Souls Remastered Is 50% Off on PC for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Owners

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      April 24, 2018 1:57 PM

      50% off what? Is it launching at $60?

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      April 24, 2018 4:23 PM

      From the article it seems Steam is upgraded for free. Is that right?

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        April 24, 2018 4:26 PM

        Doesn't suggest that at all. You get the discount at checkout if you already own the old version in your library.

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        April 24, 2018 4:28 PM

        You can basically upgrade the PC version by installing DSfix since they're barely changing anything else.

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          April 24, 2018 8:01 PM

          Not true. Also dsfix has physics bugs.

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            April 24, 2018 9:56 PM

            And a very non-relyable multiplayer.

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              April 24, 2018 11:26 PM

              There is a mp fix for that (like with everything else from software fucked up like resolution, framerate, gui scaling, mp/coop, mouse input for weirdos who insist on it etc) and the physics bugs are negligible. It's a jump distance issue that is irrelevant with the exception of a certain trick jump (still possible, just harder and you can just switch the fix on and off wit a key press) and the rare collision bug on ladders (which only seem to have happened in the earlier versions).

              I'm fairly certain that from softwares own releases like dark souls 2 had similar issues with the doubled framerate on pc, where the weapon degradation was accelerated (you guessed it, twice the rate).

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            April 25, 2018 5:27 AM

            At 60 FPS, yes.

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      April 24, 2018 4:27 PM

      The more I think about this, the less inclined I am to upgrade. The article says the Prepare to Die Edition released in 2012 will be delisted in a couple of weeks, and overwritten in the user's library after upgrading to Remastered. If all the mods released for PTD work on Remastered, great. If they don't, I may stick with the 2012 release because there are some great mods out there.

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        April 24, 2018 6:11 PM

        The Shack article didn’t say it would be overwritten in your library, just that it’s listing would be replaced, I assume that’s store listing. As is the case for other removed games, if you ever owned it, you could still redownload it.

        Some of the only examples I can recall of actual library games being replaced and not able to be redownloaded are some of the games that patched out GFWL.

        And P.T.

        Which I redownloaded via proxy server.

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          April 25, 2018 5:09 AM

          Oops, yes, this is correct. That’s what I get for posting after a long day of interviews.

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        April 24, 2018 6:19 PM

        This isn't normal Steam procedure. Remasters don't 'overwrite' original games -- the article doesn't say this either -- rather, the original is still in your library as usual, it just isn't available for Store purchase; e.g., Darksiders 1&2 remasters are separate library entries.

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        April 24, 2018 8:24 PM

        I might get it just to experience DS1 with a full online community. I got in a little late and there wasn't much activity during my initial playthroughs.

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          April 24, 2018 11:29 PM

          There is/was a yearly replay event usually whenever the game went on sale. Veteran players would invade or coop so that new players would have the best experience/simular levels of despair.

          I would wait and see if the community does switch to the new version for this.

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      April 24, 2018 8:38 PM

      Not bad :) On a related note, went to fire up DS and I am getting an error message all of a sudden. I can’t even verify the files for it or anything. Weird :/

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      April 24, 2018 10:13 PM

      Hey, good on you Namco.