Darkness is something that Dark Souls has become renowned for as players fight their way through brutal enemies, dark layers, and tight corridors – their rewards? A sigh of relief before the next challenge approaches them. The Kingdom of Drangleic brings for a challenge players will be familiar and some challenges they will be unfamiliar with as they explore the dungeons they’ve once more seen. Starting today, Steam users can upgrade their PC versions to the Scholar of the First sin while those on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One have to wait till Tuesday to see these titles land on their Sony and Microsoft consoles.
In this new version, returning players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and DirectX 11 PCs will get to see the newly updated graphics and performance while also getting to take on new enemy placements, the new Forlorn invade, increased online multiplayer count as well as additional gameplay enhancements to help with their overall experience. With these enhancements, fans will also get to experience all three previously released DLC’s called Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. Each of these will be included in the newly packaged edition, but will also show off the new NPC as well as all the latest game content to date in this collection.
“DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin marks the Dark Souls franchise’s jump to the latest generation of consoles. With upgraded graphics, new enemy locations and other enhancements this is the perfect time to jump into the Dark Souls universe and experience the magic of this beloved series.” – Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
What else is there for this game? For those having not upgraded to a DirectX 11 capable PC a DirectX 9 version will be available for those players, but also those who have not upgraded from the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 can also obtain this version of the game, which will allow them to obtain all the new game content as well as the DLC missions on the games release.
So how is this game priced? PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can obtain the game for 59.99 USD from the local retailers or the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace while PlayStation 3 and Xbox One owners can obtain it for 39.99 USD in both locations as well. For those with steam, they can upgrade their Dark Souls II (DirectX 11 Upgrade, but also with/without DLC) for 19.99 USD/29.99 USD. For those looking to obtain the full game with DirectX 11 or DirectX 9 will look at spending 49.99/39.99 USD to obtain the game with all its contents.
Stay tuned for our upcoming review of the PlayStation 4/Xbox One versions. A PC review will be pending at this time.
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