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Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin announced for PS4/XBO/PC - April 2015

RoKKeR

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UPDATE: YouTube trailer here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0GxBZcVmHc

http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/25/7278217/dark-souls-2-ps4-xbox-one-release-date

Dark Souls 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year in an enhanced version of the game called Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, Namco Bandai and From Software announced today. The re-release of Dark Souls 2 will come with the game's three downloadable add-ons and new enhancements.

The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Dark Souls 2 feature updated graphics as well as new game content, including "an expanded story featuring additional in-game events and NPC character along with new deadlier enemies and gameplay improvements." Those improvements will also be available for the PC release of Scholar of the First Sin, which takes advantage of DirectX 11 for Windows.
For existing PS3/360/PC owners:
Dark Souls 2's new game content, augmented item descriptions and gameplay improvements, which From Software is calling version 1.1.0 of the title, are also coming to PS3, Xbox 360 and the DirectX 9 version of the Windows PC game. Players of those versions will get the 1.1.0 update free of charge. The Scholar of the First Sin re-release will also be available for PS3 and Xbox 360.
Mod Abuse:
Okay we have an official super clear comparison between all the versions of this re-release, including a comparison with what will be in the 1.10 Patch for last-gen owners.

http://darksouls.jp/pc/scholar_of_the_first_sin_specmatrix.html

The chart is in Japanese, so I'll translate the column on the left indicating the features. The rest should be self-explanatory.

New Features:
- New characters and events (Included in all versions of SoFS, will be added in the 1.10 Patch for existing users)
- Story and world additions (Included in all versions of SoFS, will be added in the 1.10 Patch for existing users)
- Graphics and performance upgrades (Only included in next-gen versions of SoFS)
- Improved online multiplayer (Only included in next-gen versions of SoFS)
- Enemy and game design adjustments (Only included in next-gen versions of SoFS)
- Various balancing tweaks (Included in all versions of SoFS, will be added in the 1.10 Patch for existing users)

Included DLC:
- DLC1 (Included in all versions of SoFS, not included in the 1.10 Patch)
- DLC2 (Included in all versions of SoFS, not included in the 1.10 Patch)
- DLC3 (Included in all versions of SoFS, not included in the 1.10 Patch)

- Supports existing save data (Supported for all last-gen versions of SoFS and the 1.10 Patch, not supported for next-gen versions of SoFS)

- Game Server Region (PS3 = A, 360 = B, PC(DX9) = C, PS4 = D, XBO = E, PC(DX11) = F)

Distribution:
- Retail
- Digital



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Glad I waited, might pick this up if the price is right.
 

Qvoth

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the fuck?
oh my god if it turns out the lighting and shit from the trailers are here...
 

Zukuu

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Called "Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin"

via facebook
The undead curse continues to spread across the kingdom of Drangleic with **Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin**, available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and Steam on the following dates:
EU: April 3, 2015
Americas: April 7, 2015
This ultimate Dark Souls II experience features additional in-game events and NPCs along with new deadlier enemies and gameplay improvements. This experience includes the original Dark Souls II along with the three DLC chapters - Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. It will also take advantage of the advanced power of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and DirectX11 capable PCs to provide enhanced graphics for those platforms!



 

Duxxy3

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Fuck yes!!!

Just saw it on facebook. Original game plus DLC. I'm glad I waited.
 

Tagyhag

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Awesome, the weakest of the Souls games but still very fun and some may have missed out.

Also hoping the old lighting engine shows up.
 

Easy_D

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New enhancements? Lighting restored? Free patch for PC tools users, right?


Right?


Edit: OMG. DX11 build? And DLC4 IS an actual thing!
 

Vena

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Dark Souls 2 was lackluster... semi-broken and fairly bland in encounter design.

No thank you... and already have it on PC.
 

Qvoth

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guess it's going to be a while before they reveal dark souls 3 then since they're going to be working on this after bloodborne
 

Schweinehund

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Hope they have a 30/60 fps switch for console brethren (if it doesn't run native 1080/60 fps with enhancements), they need to experience souls in 60 fps.
 

Polioliolio

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If you double dip here, you're part of the problem.

I bought it on PC already once, and they failed to explain themselves for dumbing things down a couple weeks before launch.. Well now we know why.

It's okay though. I didn't buy their planned DLC either.
 

Fdkn

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This was so obvious before the game even launched that I never bought any dlc waiting for it.

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fuck yeah!
held off buying DSII because I knew it would come to PS4. Now just waiting for South Park to make the move and all my patience will be validated.