Bandai Namco has announced Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, an updated bundle release that includes the DLC add-ons, new NPCs and in-game events, rebalanced gameplay and online matchmaking, updated visuals, and other changes. This version will be available on Dark Souls 2‘s existing platforms of PC, PS3, and 360, as well as appearing for the first time on PS4 and Xbox One. Current Dark Souls 2 owners will receive the balancing, online changes, and story content in a separate update free of charge.
Scholar of the First Sin launches in Europe on April 3, with the North American release following on April 7.
Speaking of Namco Bandai, From Software’s Dark Souls 2 has been sighted on advertising around the Los Angeles Convention Center. Proudly displayed on said advertising is a release window of March 2014, presumably for all platforms (PC and PS360).
Namco Bandai has whipped up a contest for Dark Souls, asking for participants to design a shield for Dark Souls 2. Applicants are to download a blank shield template and submit their designs via Facebook app, available here.
Submissions will be accepted through May 13, with voting starting today and continuing until May 20. The highest-rated designs will be forwarded to From Software themselves, who will pick six of them to be included in the game.
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In a recent interview, Dark Souls 2‘s director Tomohiro Shibuya made mention that their approach to the sequel may be more straightforward. “I personally am the sort of person who likes to be more direct than subtle,” said Shibuya. This apparently means both story and gameplay elements, though few specifics were given. Shibuya did confirm the game is a direct sequel, and Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki will still be supervising development.
Dark Souls 2 is about 25 percent complete, though a 2013 release is uncertain. Reportedly, the world creation staff has nearly doubled.
Source: Eurogamer, Gematsu
From Software have confirmed that Dark Souls 2 is in development for PC, PS3, and 360. Series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki will be working with Tomohiro Shibuya as the director, best known for the Monster Hunter series.