Dark Souls II
Dark Souls II Gets Release Date, New Trailer & Special Edition Details
Written Thursday, September 19, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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From Software’s Dark Souls II has a release date. The punishing action RPG lashes out on March 11th, 2014 in North America and March 14th, 2014 in Europe, for current-gen systems.

When it hits, fans will have the choice of two special editions, available in limited numbers. The Black Armour Edition comes with a metal case and a soundtrack CD in reward for pre-orders, while the Collector’s Edition includes a 30cm knight figurine, a hardcover art book, a full-colour fabric map (which is pretty awesome), the soundtrack and a metal case.

To celebrate all this, publisher Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for the game featuring Nadine Shah’s Aching Bones track. It’s appropriately despairing. 

You can read our latest preview of Dark Souls II here.


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Comment #1 by MORTO hi
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 04:09:57 AM
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So many special editions come with a statue these days. Time to mix things up a bit.

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Comment #2 by H2O
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 04:15:02 AM
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Please don't be a Game exclusive CE!

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Comment #3 by Dasha UK
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 04:19:29 AM
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America gets it on my birthday!! That's legitimately disappointing... Either way i cant wait !!

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Comment #5 by mikefizzled
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 04:45:43 AM
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Take my money!

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Comment #6 by RDWatson16
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 04:50:57 AM
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well i will be preordering the collectors edition as soon as it becomes available so then i can increase my statue collection and play an amazing game

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Comment #7 by Floodclaw
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 05:27:57 AM
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*gets out wallet*

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Comment #8 by RDWatson16
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 06:25:35 AM
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so when will we be able to preorder these from retailers (Namely as it would be nice seeing how much i will be spending

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Comment #9 by US07
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 06:26:14 AM
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At least you get everything with the CE, unlike AC...

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Comment #10 by My iron lung
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 06:46:16 AM
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I thought this was coming out on xbone?

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Comment #11 by Louchavelli
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 07:19:13 AM
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Absolutely awesome!

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Comment #12 by Kevin 737
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 08:26:25 AM
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I love dark souls. Gonna pre order the collectors edition for sure.

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Comment #13 by Etown Scarface
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 09:05:19 AM
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So no next gen even though it comes out next year??

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Comment #14 by VirusDave 138
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 10:17:45 AM
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This game looks like hard and angry sex!
I love....

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Comment #15 by LAzTwisted Child
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 10:21:58 AM
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Can't wait. Really want that CE. Any one seen it up anywhere? In the UK

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Comment #16 by MyNameIsWill
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 11:07:55 AM
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I will do my best to get the Collectors Edition.

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Comment #17 by dementedlullaby
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 11:35:49 AM
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PC copy on same day as consoles? Damn, good job Fromsoft. This is one of the games I'll probably support on PC and console.

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Comment #18 by ViNyLek
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 11:44:46 AM
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@#1 The only special editions I buy are the ones that have cool collectible figurines in them, so this is pretty awesome. I am not a big fan of this game, but might pick one up just to add to my collections and maybe resell it in the long future...

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Comment #19 by R0KETM4N
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 01:44:26 PM
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no next gen ... bad business decision, will not be buying.

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Comment #20 by Shiftie
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 03:14:26 PM
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I think I like the DS1 metal box more than a big cardboard/plastic box with a regular metal game case in it, granted it didn't come with a toy... action figure..statue.

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Comment #21 by MightyPeter
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 07:02:02 PM
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Another Collectors Edition coming to rob my wallet, but for this one, I'm willing to give up pretty much whatever they want...

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Comment #22 by AU Unit
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 02:55:01 AM
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That collectors edition looks real nice.

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Comment #23 by R0KETM4N
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 11:08:10 AM
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I don't understand why this isn't a next-gen title ... that's stupid!

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Comment #24 by flechetteXXX
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 12:14:32 AM
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Why the fuck is everyone complaining this isnt on next gen consoles? It wasnt developed for next gen consoles. In order for developers to develop games for a next gen console the console holders i.e. Microsoft and Sony would have to give the developers i.e. From Software the console tech to be developed on. This was in development long before the next gen consoles were even being talked about. You cant just push out your already developed title on a console it wasnt developed for. Stop complaining. Buy it and enjoy it. It will probably get ported eventually anyway just as it did with PC.

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Comment #25 by PSYCHOxCHIBI
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 07:50:24 AM
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I'm looking forward to Witcher 3 more. Could never get in to this series. I for one don't like being frustrated intentionally while playing a game. Kinda defeats the purpose for me. That and I always appreciate an action/adventure or RPG that has a great story but as far as I know and heard the 'Souls' games lack a proper one.

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Comment #26 by AsthmaticClock
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 12:23:33 PM
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@25 In order to piece together the story you would have needed to search the entire game and really sit back and think i liked that they did not force anyone into a story rather they whispered it in your ear as you went.

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Game Info
From Software
Namco Bandai


US March 11, 2014
Europe March 14, 2014
Japan March 13, 2014

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