Dark Souls: Prepare to Die

PC / Action RPG / Release: Aug 24, 2012 / ESRB: U

Dark Souls 2 'will be a good PC experience'

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 19, 2013 6:00am PST

The PC port of Dark Souls was "sort of half-assed," From Software told us earlier this year, and gosh, wasn't it just, with wonky controls, wasn't it just, with wonky controls, and a fixed 720p resolution until a fan's mod fixed that. These problems were actually "expected t...


The DNA of Dark Souls: the challenge and death

By David Craddock, Apr 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT

In the first part of Dark Souls DNA, we locked the hub world structure used in Demon's Souls in a steel cage along with the seamless world layout of Dark Souls and let them battle it out. In part two, we discuss perhaps the most important element of any Souls game, the eleme...


The DNA of Dark Souls: What made the games great

By David Craddock, Apr 12, 2013 9:30am PDT

We dissect From Software's Souls series to find what made the first two games great, and what the upcoming Dark Souls 2 needs to do to follow in the lofty footsteps of its predecessors. Part one of the two-part series looks at the mechanics of the series.


Dark Souls PC was 'half-assed,' but Dark Souls 2 director promises more 'care'

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 11, 2013 9:05am PDT

"A lot of it was not very well done, sort of half-assed," Dark Souls 2 director Yui Tanimura told Shacknews via translator regarding the PC version of Dark Souls 1, while promising a much better experience for the sequel.


Dark Souls PC hack enables higher resolutions

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 24, 2012 6:15am PDT

A Dark Souls PC hack enabling higher resolutions was released within hours of launch, and while there are a few bugs it does mostly seem to work.


Dark Souls: Prepare to Die specs are not-so-scary

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 21, 2012 10:30am PDT

From Software has been managing expectations for the upcoming PC version of Dark Souls. The required specs for Prepare to Die have been revealed, and they should be in line with what many PC gamers have been expecting.


Dark Souls dev 'having a tough time' with PC

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 07, 2012 5:00am PDT

Dark Souls developer From Software is still "having a tough time" making the PC port, producer Daisuke Uchiyama has said at E3. Sadly, it'll be "strictly a port" and FPS issues in areas such as Blighttown will remain.


Dark Souls PC content confirmed for consoles as DLC

By Alice O'Connor, May 31, 2012 6:00am PDT

The deathly and dastardly extra content coming with the PC edition of Dark Souls will also be released for consoles as DLC, Konami has confirmed. The 'Artorias of the Abyss' expansion will arrive on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this winter, priced at $15.


Dark Souls is a million seller

By Andrew Yoon, May 08, 2012 1:30pm PDT

According to figures released by Namco Bandai today, From Software's brutal dungeon crawler has become a million seller, pushing 1.19 million units across North America and Europe.


Dark Souls port specs disappoint PC fans

By Steve Watts, Apr 20, 2012 8:15am PDT

Dark Souls will be a "faithful port" on PC, which means no higher resolution textures or increased frames-per-second.


Dark Souls devs say Games for Windows discussion 'ongoing'

By Steve Watts, Apr 18, 2012 11:15am PDT

Namco Bandai is dropping hints that it may consider a different digital platform for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die, after fans reacted to seeing the Games for Windows Live logo on the box.


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By Garnett Lee, Apr 13, 2012 11:00am PDT

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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die for PC on Aug. 24

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2012 11:40am PDT

Dark Souls is definitely coming to PC as the Prepare to Die edition,