Dark Souls 2 Set To Enrage Gamers On Xbox One, PlayStation 4, And DX11 PCs In 2015

Those of you who splurged on an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or a DirectX 11-capable PC, start stocking up on Earl Grey tea or whatever it is that relaxes you the most. Come April 7, 2015, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be available for your platform of choice, which means you'll get to experience what it's like to die over and over and over again. It's also coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 on the same day.

Dark Souls is known for its high level of difficulty, and Scholar of the First Sin isn't likely to change that in any significant way. That said, the updated version will be a prettier (in some cases) compilation of Dark Souls II with its three DLC chapters -- Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old King, and Crown of the Ivory King.

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Namco Bandai says all versions of the game will include additional content, such as more NPCs for an enhanced story experience and augmented item descriptions, as well as parameter adjustments for improved game balance and improved online matchmaking functionality.

However, it's the Xbox One, PS4, and DX11 PC owners who will benefit from a handful of exclusives, like additional upgrades to graphics, sound, and performance, and an increase in maximum online players in a single session (6 total).

In short, Namco Bandai is releasing an enhanced edition of Dark Souls 2 not too terribly long after the original. Developer From Software is planning to release a patch (version 1.10) that will add the first batch of goodies mentioned above if you already own Dark Souls 2, but it won't beef up the graphics, which is a bummer for PC players who bought the first version.