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Written by Dustin Murphy
It’s about time for fans to prepare for their decent as they prepare to fight the legions of the undead as the Kingdom of Drangleic suffer from an unbearable curse with DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin. For the first time ever, the souls franchise seeks to bring the experience to both the XBox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, but also PC for the first time on April 7th, 2015. This will be the first adventure for FROMSOFTWARE with the next generation consoles.
These versions are being crafted specifically so that they may be able to take advantage of the consoles full power, but also the full power of PC’s with DirectX11 so that players may take part in a rather graphically advanced version of the game. However, even with this, players will get to experience new game content, which includes the expanded story with additional in-game content such as deadlier enemies and new gameplay improvements to give players a new experience. This new version will contain the previously released three DLC chapters; Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. This also includes the upcoming Downloadable Content; Scholar of the First Sin.
“DARK SOULS II launched in March 2014 to critical acclaim garnering a MetaCritic.com rating of 91%,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “With DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin Edition, FROMSOFTWARE is inviting players back to the kingdom of Drangleic to experience its improved gameplay mechanics, gorgeous next-gen graphics, and uncover new unknown dangers and lore.”
For those who have decided not to upgrade the game to the new-gen or DirectX11 version, can prepare to see the already released version will get to experience the game with this free content update, but will need to purchase the DLC separately when it launches. Those who do not can prepare for the DLC release on PlayStation 3, XBox 360, and DirectX9 PCs. This version will include all three of the past DLC’s mentioned before, but will also receive a rather large update in order to bring the content forth. The update will be version 1.10, and will add new features such as an NPC to seek out through your dangerous quests through Drangleic as well as new story exploration, in-game events, improved balancing, and an improved matchmaking system. This update will be free-of-charge, but will require a bit of a download to obtain it.
About the Writer:
Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, MMO’s, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable and can’t be softened by even the biggest names in the gaming industry. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. To follow Dustin, hit him up on Twitter over at @GamingAnomaly, find him on his Google+. Wanna game with him? You can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.