Dark Souls II Seeks The PS4, Xbox One Kings Next Year


After a set of Dark Souls II DLC that took us to the depths below, a spire abroad and a forgotten frozen tundra, it seemed like that would be it via From Software on this title. That notion has been expertly dashed with the announcement of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, which looks to bring the excellent medieval action-RPG gameplay to the PS4 and Xbox One next year. All previously-released versions of Dark Souls II (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) will receive this DLC content in a free update.

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Releasing on April 7th, 2015, this revamped Dark Souls II will expand upon the base game, plus the three previous DLC areas, with a host of new gameplay extras. As explained on the Dark Souls Tumblr page, more NPC’s, item descriptions and online players in a single session (6) will become available, as well as bonus “in-game” events, whatever that means. With the promotional shot featuring a dragon at Heide’s Tower of Flame, we know at least we’ll see fairly significant surprises along the way.

Coming to the PS4 and the Xbox One, hopefully this will see the first of console 60 FPS we’ll see in a Dark Souls game. Dark Souls II on PC already spectacularly hits this mark with high enough PC specs, but when it comes to an action game of any type, a more responsive combat fluidity is better for gameplay excellence. Smooth & silky is highly sought after, and DirectX11-eligible enhanced graphics for the PC’s insists that there is some honest work being done to improve the graphical quality of the game across the board.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be released on the PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 7th, 2015. Shockingly, the European Union will get access to the new revamped title on April 3rd, 2015.

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