Prepare to Die All Over Again, Dark Souls II is Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

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Man, I’m over 100 hours of play time and almost finished up with all of the Dark Souls II campaign content and DLC to finally get a review written up, and now Bandai Namco drops the news that an enhanced version of the prepare to die simulator is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, containing the complete original campaign and all three parts of The Lost Crowns DLC trilogy, is scheduled to launch April 7, 2015 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Existing owners of the DirectX 9 Steam version or either last-gen console will be able to download a free patch adding some of the extra features being worked on, including new NPCs for greater storytelling, improved game balance and online matchmaking, and “augmented item descriptions.”

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Features that will only be found in the new DirectX 11 PC/Steam version and the upgraded PS4 and Xbox One versions include an increase in the number of simultaneous online players to six, as well as the expected improvements to graphics, audio, and overall engine performance.

Between Bloodborne in March and the new and improved Dark Souls II in April, From Software’s going to be piling up stacks of blood-soaked cash as they cause gamers hours of painful yet masochistically satisfying video game death. I’m terrified and excited all at the same time. Good thing there’s a few months to prepare for the onslaught!

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