Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II PSN October beta rescheduled for November 9

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Namco Bandai has announced that the Dark Souls II beta that was scheduled for October 26 has been rescheduled for November 9. Those who have already downloaded the client will be able to play in the next round, which will run from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (PST). According to Namco Bandai, they have “worked with all parties concerned in the beta staging process to ensure that the November 9th beta round will commence on schedule and as promised.” New screenshots were released with the announcement and over a dozen posted, so be sure not to miss them below, PC and Xbox 360 gamers.

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Dark Souls II Collector’s Edition and Black Armor editions announced

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Namco Bandai is sending gamers back to the Dark Souls universe in style with the recently announced Dark Souls II Collector’s Edition and Black Armor Pre-Order Edition. The Collector’s Edition will include a 12” Warrior Knight figurine, a hardcover art book, a color cloth map of the game world, a copy of the soundtrack, and the Black Armor edition’s metal case. As mentioned, the Black Armor Edition will include a special metal case, as well as a copy of the soundtrack, and is available as a free upgrade for those who pre-order. New screenshots were also released and are posted below.

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Dark Souls II closed beta announced for PS3, beginning October 5

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PlayStation 3 owners looking for an early dose of pain will be able to get their fix on October 5 when the Closed Beta test launches for Dark Souls II on PSN. Publisher Namco Bandai has announced that, starting September 5, eager adventurers can find out more info about the beta and registration process at the official Facebook page. The beta will feature one of the tougher areas of the game, as well as new enemies and traps.

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E3 2013: Namco Bandai – Pac-Man CE DX+, Tekken Revolution, more

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Namco Bandai showed off a dozen titles at E3, many from their biggest franchises, and several of which are set to ship shortly. The full line-up features Armored Core: Verdict Day, Dark Souls II, One Piece Pirate Warriors 2, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, Pac-Man CE DX Plus, Pac-Man Museum, Power Rangers Megaforce, Project X Zone, Ridge Racer Driftopia, Tales of Xillia, and Tekken Revolution. Several of the highlights are detailed below.

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Dark Souls II shield design contest announced, screens released

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A new shield design contest has launched on Facebook for Dark Souls II. Gamers who want to see their work in-game can submit their shield designs between today and May 13 for the community to vote on. Voting will start on May 14 and end on May 20, and the entries with the most votes will be sent to FromSoftware for the final round of selection. The development team will choose six designs to appear in the game, and Namco Bandai will announce the winning artists at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

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Dark Souls II announced for consoles and PC, trailer released

Namco Bandai will be bringing some more of that unique FromSoftware-style pain with Dark Souls II for 360, PC, and PS3. The upcoming action-adventure release will feature a new hero and story, as well as the return of multiplayer and the series’ traditional level of punishing difficulty.

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