Dark Souls 2 coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in April 2015

Dark Souls 2 is making the jump to current-gen systems in 2015. Be afraid. Be very afraid.


Namco Bandai has announced a remastered version of Dark Souls II, titles Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, will be released next spring on current-gen and last-gen consoles.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will offer updated visuals, rebalanced gameplay, a higher number of maximum players for online play, new in-game events, new enemies, a brand new NPC to discover, and an expanded lore. The title is expected to take advantage of the “next generation capabilities” of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Scholar of the First Sin will include all of its previously released downloadable content, which includes Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions won’t offer as many bells and whistles as the PS4 and Xbox One version as they'll come bundled with all three DLC missions, additional NPC character, expanded story, in-game events and improvements to gameplay balance and online matchmaking. If you were crazy enough to purchase all three downloadable missions, since we all know how frustratingly hard Dark Souls can get, then you’ll be able to receive all of these improvements free as part of a large-scale update.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be available for on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 on April 7th.

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    November 25, 2014 7:30 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Dark Souls 2 coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in April 2015

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      November 25, 2014 9:24 AM

      I'm in!

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      November 25, 2014 9:30 AM


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        November 25, 2014 9:54 AM

        The stuff they've shown looks pretty much identical to the current PC version, at least I can't see any significant difference. And they've already said the visual updates will be in the DX11 PC version via a free update.

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          November 25, 2014 11:42 AM

          Ah, the gameplay stuff will be in a patch, looks like the new DX11 version will cost extra. Not sure if it will be worth it unless they totally overhaul the lighting and geometry in every area, though.

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        November 25, 2014 10:37 AM

        Patrick Klepeck of Giant Bomb has confirmed with Bandai Namco that the upgrades will be coming to PC, but will have to rebuy the game to get them. https://twitter.com/patrickklepek/status/537305334759845889

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          November 25, 2014 10:40 AM

          That kinda makes sense if they're also including all the DLC.

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          November 25, 2014 11:37 AM

          hmmm.... that's disappointing. I'll need to buy DS2 relatively soon (playing through DS1 now)... so this is actually fairly poor timing. Ah well.

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      November 25, 2014 10:26 AM

      I wonder how this will do on PS4, given Bloodbourne comes out a few weeks earlier.

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        November 25, 2014 10:40 AM

        I don't think it'll do all that well at all. Same target audience, and I find it hard to believe that a significant part of that audience either held off on dark souls 2 hoping for a port or just didn't buy it. Seems like an audience that would jump at it asap

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      November 25, 2014 11:29 AM

      Speaking of new consoles, I read on wiki that dodging and weapon degrading depends on 30 FPS. Theoretically PC players have weapons degrade twice as fast and dodging is 1/2 as effective because they're based on number of frames, and PC players have twice as many frames. I don't have a console to test it though.

      For my first playthrough I had 3-4 weapons that I would rotate through, and most of the time when I'd reach the next bonfire 2-3 of them would be low durability. Sometimes I'd swing my halberd and I'd get the low durability warning + break it in the same swing. Does this sound normal to console peoples?

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        November 25, 2014 11:31 AM

        Yeah, that's totally not normal for consoles. Common complaint for PC users.

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          November 25, 2014 11:35 AM

          Now I want to try a console to see if dodging is easier. I'm not gonna lie, I tanked the hell out of my shield.

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