Dark Souls pre-order 'Collector's Edition' revealed

Dark Souls gets a 'Collector's Edition,' offered as a pre-order for the same price as the standard edition of the game. You may also want to purchase another controller, as you may go through a few if the game is anything like Demon's Souls.

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Much in the way EA automatically 'upgrades' standard editions of its games to 'Limited' releases with bonus material, Namco Bandai has revealed a somewhat similar offer for From Software's Dark Souls.

Available for pre-order now for the standard edition price of $59.99, the Dark Souls 'Collector's Edition' includes an art book, a mini-strategy guidebook, behind-the-scenes videos, and the game's soundtrack for digital download. According to Namco Bandai, "all of this will come packaged with the standard edition game in a custom-designed metal case."

It's unclear if the offer only extends to pre-orders. Shacknews has contacted Namco Bandai for clarification, but has yet to hear back at the time of publishing. Pre-orders for the game can be accessed on the game's official site.

Dark Souls is currently slated to launch for the Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime in October 2011. The game is the spiritual successor to the 2009 PS3-exclusive Demon's Souls. If this news has not whet your appetite for the potential controller-destroying title, make sure to read our Dark Souls first look preview.

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    May 11, 2011 3:30 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Dark Souls pre-order 'Collector's Edition' revealed.

    Dark Souls gets a 'Collector's Edition,' offered as a pre-order for the same price as the standard edition of the game. You may also want to purchase another controller, as you may go through a few if the game is anything like Demon's Souls.

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      May 11, 2011 3:38 PM

      i'd love to see a game like this, super meat boy, mega man, etc give away a rubber casing for your controller or something like that to help them survive a little longer

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      May 11, 2011 3:57 PM

      If it weren't for the sound track I wouldn't even consider getting the collectors edition =D

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      May 11, 2011 5:10 PM

      I'm only seeing the standard edition for preorder. I guess I'll check again later.

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        May 12, 2011 2:03 AM

        I think you will only see that - the collector's stuff is just a free upgrade from the standard game for pre-orders.

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          May 12, 2011 11:36 AM

          That's the way it worked for Demon's Holes if I remember correctly.