Dark Souls II Launches for the Americas

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NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that DARK SOULS II for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft have launched in retail stores in the Americas. Dark Souls II is the highly anticipated sequel to 2011’s hit Dark Souls, a game that has been lauded as one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in videogame history. In Dark Souls II, players face sadistic enemies and vile bosses as they journey through a devastated world where every step can turn into a struggle for survival. Only those with battle-hardened skills, strong intestinal fortitude, and cunning will survive their DARK SOULS II experience and achieve ultimate glory. Perseverance is key to achieving victory against the unrelenting bloodthirsty enemies and diabolical environments that await adventurers on this arduous journey.

Dark Souls II immerses players in a bleak setting full of danger and adventure while allowing them to discover what lies beneath the anguish and pain that engulfs the world. With Dark Souls II, Tokyo based developer FromSoftware has taken steps to enrich players’ experiences through improved visuals, life-like animations and dynamic lighting, while preserving the game’s core tenants to provide challenging gameplay and deliver true emotional elation from each hard-fought victory.

“Possessing both technical and esthetic improvements over its predecessor, Dark Souls II represents the pinnacle of FromSoftware’s development prowess on both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 systems,” says Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “No other game combines the technical craft of videogame development with the delivery of true emotional highs and lows quite like the Dark Souls franchise. Players must prepare themselves for a truly unique gaming experience and go beyond death once they enter the world of Dark Souls II.”

Dark Souls II is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is available for purchase at videogame retailers today in the Americas for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. DARK SOULS II is available in a standard edition as well as a Black Armor Edition which includes DARK SOULS II software, collectable metal case, and soundtrack for a MSRP of $59.99. The DARK SOULS II Collector’s Edition features the contents of the DARK SOULS II Black Armor Edition along with a 12” tall Warrior Knight figurine, exclusive hardbound art book, and cloth map for a MSRP of $119.99. Early access vouchers for the Black Armor Weapons Pack are available within the Black Armor Edition or Collector’s Edition of Dark Souls II. The Black Armor Weapons Pack early access voucher will not be available within the standard edition versions of Dark Souls II.

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Dark Souls II for the PC platform will launch in the Americas on April 25, 2014 and will provide players with the opportunity to experience the harsh and unforgiving world of Dark Souls that can only be produced on the PC with increased texture resolution with enhanced frame rates. Dark Souls II on PC will support both gamepads and mouse-and-keyboard control options.

Brazilian Portuguese will be supported in DARK SOULS II; more news regarding when Brazilian Portuguese localization will be available is coming soon.

To learn more about Dark Souls II please visit http://www.darksoulsii.com. Join the DARK SOULS II community for all news and updates pertaining to the game by visiting the DARK SOULS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/darksouls.