Release datum 24 Augustus 2012 - trailer
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will include an untold chapter in the world of Lordran where the player must stop the spread of darkness at all costs by facing and defeating the Dark Knight Artorias.
New Bosses â€“ Including Artorias of Abyss, Chimera of Tomb, and more
PVP Online Matchmaking System â€“ Quick matching for co-op or PVP
New Areas â€“ Including Oolacile Tomb, Old Ruins and more
New Enemies â€“ Including Abyss Guard, Chained Prisoner and more
New NPCs â€“ Including Hawkeye Gough and more
New Weapons and Armor â€“ Equip some from the new bosses, enemies, and NPCs
Extremely Deep, Dark & Difficult â€“ Unforgiving in its punishment, yet rewarding for the determined â€“ learn to strategize freely and conquer seemingly impossible challenges.
Fully Seamless World â€“ Explore a completely integrated world of dark fantasy where dungeons are seamlessly intertwined, with great height.
Mastery Earns Progression â€“ Contains 60 hours of gameplay, with nearly 100 uniquely despair-inducing monsters & an incredibly nuanced weaponry & magic spells system. Player success depends on their eventual mastery of how and when to use the magic spells, choice of armor, the number of weapons, the types of weapons, and the moves attached to the weapons.
Network Play â€“ Players may cross paths with one another, interacting with each other throughout the game even as each player plays their own game.
Flexible Character Development & Role Play â€“ As the player progresses, they must carefully choose which of their characterâ€™s abilities to enhance as this will determine their progression style.
Community â€“ See other real players and empathize with their journey, learn from seeing how others died, find and leave messages for your fellow players; helping them or leading them into death.
Symbolic of Life & Hope â€“ The Beacon Fire is an important feature of Dark Souls for many reasons. Though in gameplay it serves as a recovery and re-spawn point for players whose health gets low and is the one place in the dark world where players can find a fleeting moment of warmth and calm.
Dark Soulsâ„¢ Prepare to Die Edition & Â© 2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Â© 2011-2012 Fromsoftware, Inc.
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Dark Souls gebruikt misschien geen GFWL
The PC version of Dark Souls may not be restricted to Games for Windows Live, Namco Bandai has said.
In an interview session at Namco Bandai's Global Gamer Day in Las Vegas, Dark Souls producer and director Hidetaka Miyazaki responded to the recent fan petition requesting that the highly-anticipated PC port be supported by online services other than Games for Windows Live.
"We are aware of the petition against Games for Windows Live, but that's a more publishing side of the question, so I will pass your questions to publishing producer from Namco Bandai," he said before sensibly handing over to a colleague.
A spokesperson for publisher Namco Bandai then elaborated a little further on the situation that has caused consternation amongst gamers, hinting that they may yet see the PC port of the critically-acclaimed game supported by other digital services.
"For Games for Windows Live, that's the established server we used for our 360 version for the console - that is the main reason that we've picked the Xbox Live server," he explained, before referring us to the hotel manager. Not really.
"The partnership is still ongoing, so we might have another announcement regarding publishing," he concluded.
19,511 have signed an anti-Games for Windows Live Dark Souls PC petition. "GFWL is unpopular, difficult to use, inconvenient, has terrible online support (a key feature in Dark Souls), and is downright unpleasant," reads the its manifesto.
"After anxiously awaiting a PC release for this fantastic game it feels like a real slap in the face hearing Dark Souls will use Games for Windows Live."
Since the launch of the petition, Namco Bandai's European team has gathered feedback from PC gamers with a view to presenting its findings to the development team.
"Just to keep you updated, we (the whole European team) have been feverishly gathering all your thoughts and comments and will be approaching the development teams etc with this ASAP and we will move on from there," UK community manager Hollie Bennett wrote on the Namco Bandai UK forum. "Don't worry your voices have not been forgotten."
Namco Bandai heeft bekend gemaakt dat Dark Souls prepare to die edition op steam beschikbaar zal zijn.