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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin coming to PS3 and PS4 in April 2015

Expanded edition of this year’s action RPG sequel incoming

Hello, PlayStation fans! I am beyond excited to finally reveal Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, a very special project from Bandai Namco Games Inc and FromSoftware available April 2015 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4!

That, my friends, is not a typo. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is coming to the PlayStation 3 AND PlayStation 4 system next year! Not only that, but it will take advantage of the next generation capabilities of PlayStation 4, giving fans of the series and newcomers alike updated visuals, rebalanced gameplay, a higher maximum number of players for online play, new and deadlier enemies, a brand new NPC to discover, expanded lore and new in-game events.

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The game also has the Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King DLC already included as well. This is the ultimate version of Dark Souls II.

The PlayStation 3 version of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be bundled with all three DLC missions and also include the additional NPC, expanded story, in-game events as well as improved gameplay balance and online matchmaking functionality. PlayStation 3 owners who already own Dark Souls II will receive the improved balancing and matchmaking as well as expanded story content free of charge as a large-scale update. In short, we’ve got you covered if you’ve been thinking about jumping into the Dark Souls universe or are already a hardcore fan of the series for the PlayStation 3 system.

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The ability to import your save from PS3 to PS4 would be greatly appreciated!

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I totally agree! It’s very important to returning players and not super hard to do for developers

Yes, that would be a HUGE selling point. I still haven’t bought any of the DLC packs or a PS4. I’m definitely buying a PS4 and a PS+ subscription for Bloodborne and now that I know this “complete” edition of Dark Souls II is coming, I’m curious. If it would be indeed possible to transfer my PS3 Dark Souls II saves, probably through PS+ cloud storage, to my a PS4 and continue with those characters in the enhanced PS4 version, You can have my money.

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Please allow us to import our characters from the PS3 version!

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I’m not sure it’s the best time to release PS4 version, to be honest, we’ll be playing Bloodborne by that time…
Also I hope for a good leap in graphics and new DLC related trophie, otherwise, as much as I love Dark Souls, I’ll pass :)

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Bloodbourne really isn’t that good. Gameplay is really dry.

@MaxDieHard

Different opinions, I suppose. I’ve played it and while I didn’t really like it as much as Dark Souls’ combat (could’ve been the tacky framerate which should be fixed on release. Also evading enemy attacks while locked on felt weird), the game overall looks like it’ll be a very good game. If they could only get it to 60fps…

Right after Bloodborne eh? Should have been way before that.

Will probably be playing Bloodborne when this comes out but I’ll still be grabbing it. I need the first Dark Souls on PS4 also so I can pack my PS3 up!

excellent…hope price won’t be 49,99/59,99€ else won’t buy it.

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Good news then, it’s €69,99

I wanted this ao badly this year. I ended up playing it on PC. So close to Bloodborne I’m not sure I’ll even buy this.

I’m confused. Is this extra content, or is it just Dark Souls GotY edition on ps4? Either option is great!

StevenJamesHyde 25 November, 2014 @ 09:04
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A bit of both – it’s Dark Souls 2 GotY, with some extra content on top of that (new NPC, new enemies, 4-player co-op according to that final screenshot)

European_Gamer 25 November, 2014 @ 07:39
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How big is From Software? Releasing 3 games in 3 years is impressive.

European_Gamer 25 November, 2014 @ 08:55
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*2 years

shake_zulaYEAH 25 November, 2014 @ 08:37
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Awesome news, hopefully sets the precedent for ports of the other two games as well, so I have an excuse to play them again

What’s about original Dark Souls? I would really happy to see bundle of remastered series like it was done for Metro 2033\2034 Redux.

StevenJamesHyde 25 November, 2014 @ 08:49
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Definitely. And Demons while they’re at it

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Namco not smart they dumb

“Not a typo”
Best jab ever :)

The worst entry in Souls series so far gets HD treatment… Ugh.

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Worst? The combat and multiplayer game had been improved a lot in my opinion over the previous games. The bosses and lore was boring though… Oh well, opinions, opinions.

Upgrade option to ps4 for people who already have the ps3 version?

Wow!! For the first time ever, i will be able to play this game using my ps vita!!! And since I have 2 lvl 200+ chars, I would love to be able to import them in this game. Please From…don’t disappoint us, love this game!!

Namco if you where smart as me i would rebulid Dark Souls collection for ps4 but i guess reasle dark souls 2 for ps4 as well ps3.

Because Saint Row done same thing dont want reasle Saint Row collection for ps4 since playstation never had first game.

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Mouths off Namco as being non smart,does not know how to spell were or release.That irony.

Was looking at Dark Souls 2 as Christmas gift (now I am busy with ORAS) but I might be waiting for this now.

I seriously need to upgrade to ps4 next year..

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Amazing!

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YES!

I would love to get this, but i already have the Collector’s Edition on PS3. Any chance of getting a PS4 upgrade option for less than full price?

This is what I’ve been waiting for! I’ve been tempted to buy the game many times but I wanted to wait till “GOTY” release. I only wish it came out sooner.

So is the this the leaked “testdlc4” ? ;) Or will there even be a 4th DLC ??

Nice!

after bloodborn? not the smartest of the ideas

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that’s the best news since launch of the PS4 didn’t get to play it on my PS3 as sold it to get the PS4 and thought it was going to be released on the PS4 when it came out was gutted and i don’t think it matters when it gets released im excited about bloodborn but we don’t know how good its going to be how many times has a game been the next best thing and then fall flat on its face i.e.. driveclub hopefully bloodborn with be a massive it but dark souls is the king and bloodborn is the one with a lot to prove

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