Posted Thu Mar 6, 2014 at 04:30 PM PST by Brian Hoss
Amazon offering $5 Bonus Credit for PC version pre-orders.
Today, Bandai Namco finally set a release date for the PC version of 'Dark Souls II.' While the PS3 and 360 versions are due on March 11th, the PC version bows on April 25th. For those willing the wait, the PC version checks in at $49.99, $10 cheaper than the console versions. Plus, Amazon is offering a $5 credit for pre-ordering the PC version.
Bandai Namco has also stated that the standard PC version, if ordered through outlets like Amazon, will include "a plethora of digital bonuses including, the Official Digital Dark Souls II Artbook (PDF), Original Dark Souls II Digital Comic Book written by Rob Williams and Andi Ewington with art provided by Simon Coleby (PDF), the Complete Digital Game Soundtrack (MP3), and the Black Armor Weapons Pack (Access Code)."
For collectors, there will be a $109.99 Collector's Edition which, in addition to the standard version, will include a "collectable metal case, 12” tall Warrior Knight figurine, exclusive hardbound art book, original game soundtrack, and cloth map."
As for the 'Dark Souls II' Black Armor Weapons pack, it includes:
Black Flamestone Dagger and Black Flamestone Parma – A dagger and shield encrusted in Black Flamestone both found in the Gutter at Black Gulch. Even though they are heavier than a normal dagger and shield, the Flamestone crystal’s unique properties make the dagger extremely sharp and give the shield high resistance to damage.
Yellow Quartz Longsword and Yellow Quartz Shield – A straight sword and small shield hardened with yellow quartz both uncovered at the bottom of the Iron Keep. Even though these items can break easily due to their high level of corrosion, they are exceptionally light and their power to inflict damage has not declined.
Bound Hand Axe and Bound Wooden Shield – A brutal hand axe and shield found in the Undead Purgatory. Both items are wrapped in chains and thorns to cause additional bleeding on enemies. Both the axe and shield have diminished in overall slashing power but their ability to deliver pain has been deliberately increased.
Homunculus Mace and Homunculus Wooden Shield – A mace and shield with spherical protrusions found in Aldia’s Keep. Although heavier-than-normal maces and shields, the hard protrusions greatly increase the striking power of the mace as well as the shield’s defensive capabilities.
Transgressor’s Staff and Transgressor’s Leather Shield – A staff and leather shield entwined with an unknown and seemingly lackluster element; these items are found in the Dark Chasm of Old. They have become a catalyst for sorcery and hex, and they cause an effect known as Darkness.
You can find the latest info on 'Dark Souls II' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: Bandai Namco
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