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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available for console, PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 6

The complete version of Dark Souls II, Scholar of the First Sin, is now available for console and PC. In addition to all three download packs (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King), Scholar of the First Sin also includes the new Forlorn invader, a higher multiplayer count, different enemy placement, additional in-game events, expanded item descriptions, interface improvements, and more. New buyers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available on Steam for PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has launched for PC. Available through Steam, Scholar of the First Sin features support for DirectX 11 with updated graphics along with the new Forlorn invader, new enemy placement, an increased multiplayer count, extra in-game events, expanded item descriptions, and more. The release also includes all three download quests, Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. Newcomers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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New Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin video debuts Forlorn NPC

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The latest footage showcases the new NPC invader, the Forlorn. The video runs a little over three minutes and shows what players have come to expect from Dark Souls II: pain. Beset by regular enemies, a player desperately tries to get the upper hand as the Forlorn closes in and proceeds to harass them throughout the encounter.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin patch, media released

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer, the box art, and 10 new screenshots for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. A new patch has also gone live, which adds the new non-playable character The Scholar, who offers additional insight into the story, plus improvements to online matchmaking, expanded item descriptions, the Agape Ring, and other adjustments and changes to solo as well as online play.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin screenshots, details released

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

New screens from and info about Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has been released by Bandai Namco. More details about what will be added and changed were also announced. And away we go: item descriptions will be expanded, the new Agape Ring will be added to store souls absorbed during online play, matchmaking will be improved with the top three most-active bonfires highlighted, white phantoms will stay in worlds longer and remain if time runs out during boss battles, enemies will have new behavior, the Imitation spell will affect normal enemies, and members of the Covenant of Champions will have to face continually respawning enemies. Those are in addition to updated graphics, new enemy placement, and an increase in the online player count.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin announced for console and PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

From Software has more Dark Souls II in store for 2015. Bandai Namco has announced that the studio is currently working on Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Scheduled to launch on April 7, Scholar of the First Sin will include the original game along with all three downloadable chapters (The Lost Crowns Trilogy) and brand-new content. New enemies, in-game events, and an extra non-playable character are being added for all versions, which will be included in the free ver. 1.10 patch for current owners. The versions for the newer consoles and DirectX11 PCs will also sport enhanced graphics.

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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die to migrate from GFWL to Steam in Nov.

Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition (PC) Steam Migration Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has announced that they are working with FromSoftware to allow gamers to migrate Dark Souls: Prepare to Die, along with its saves and achievements, from Games for Windows Live to Steam. The process has already begun, but the migration period will not being until November. Full details are below, but gamers can start by heading to Xbox Support to learn about how they can get the Token that is required to activate their copy on Steam. Save data and Achievements will be transferable during a specific period, but tokens can still be redeemed after the period ends.

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Dark Souls II DLC trilogy ending Sept. 30 with Crown of the Ivory King

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Crown of the Ivory King DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King, the final release in the downloadable The Lost Crowns Trilogy, has been officially date for September 30. As with the first two entries, Crown of the Sunken King and Crown of the Old Iron King, the pack will add new environments, enemies, traps, and bosses. After this final journey, those who’ve braved the post-release adventure will claim possession of all the crowns once owned by King Vendrick.

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Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old King launches for console, PC

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Lost Crowns Trilogy DLC Announcement - Screenshot 2

Crown of the Old Iron King, the second part in Dark Soul II’s The Lost Crowns downloadable three-part mini-campaign, is now available. The add-on is available for 360, PC, and PS3, supplementing the original game with new enemies, bosses, gear, and locations. Unlike its grim subterranean predecessor, Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old King takes place in the same type of lave-filled and ash-strewn environment as the foreboding Iron Keep from the original game. (Hint: the DLC might be accessible from there.)

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(PlayStation 3) Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King

(PlayStation 3) Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King

” … marks the beginning of what looks to be a great side story …”

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