Dark Souls II coming to PS4, Xbox One – All DLC and New Features

Dark Souls II coming to PS4, Xbox One – All DLC and New Features

Namco Bandai has just announced that Dark Souls II will be coming to next-gen consoles PS4 and Xbox One in April 2015

New features include 6 players in one session and updated graphics, effects and performance

Hype it!

 

The announcement

We’re very excited to announce Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin!

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be launching in the Americas on April 7, 2015 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC/Steam (DirectX 9/DirectX11)!

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will include the three previously released DLC packs  – Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the ivory King – along with additional features.

All versions of the game will include the following features (Existing Dark Souls II owners will receive a patch to implement these elements):

  • Additional NPCs added for an enhanced story experience.
  • Parameter adjustments for improved game balance.
  • Augmented item descriptions.
  • Improved online matchmaking functionality.

Xbox One, PS4, and DirectX 11 versions of the game will include the following features (in addition to those listed above): 

  • Additional upgrades to graphics, sound, performance.

  • Increase in maximum online players in single session (6 total).


 

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91 comments on “Dark Souls II coming to PS4, Xbox One – All DLC and New Features”

  1. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I’m so hyped! SOOOO HYPEDDD

  2. Avatar DarkNoobz says:

    super hype about a free upgrade patch for those who already own the game on 360 and ps3. not sure about 6 player coop, the ganks that will soon be upon us, lol :P

  3. Avatar gruntboy116 says:

    Dark Souls Re-hype :bounce:

  4. Avatar Castielle says:

    Much jolly cooperation will be had! Praise Next Gen \0/

    Cas

  5. Satan says:

    Why is the release so close to Bloodborne??? And here I thought my new year’s resolution is to play less…

  6. Tyrant_Belial says:

    Ok good, I read this originally somewhere else, and it DID NOT say it was coming to PC or prev gen. So I thought I was fucked over.

    Luckily the actual site does say it comes to to pc.

    Edit: Wait, First sin. . .Could this. . .first born. . . dlc?

  7. Avatar gruntboy116 says:

    I cant wait till this is released hopefully they make it to where you actually have to use your torch in other places besides the gutter.

  8. Avatar olavrell says:

    I’ve pretty much stopped playing DkS 2 , but I think I’ll pick this up for the PS4 and start the whole thing fresh again. Unless I get too swallowed up in Bloodborne to care.

  9. Avatar Argetlam350 says:

    What I want to know is does anyone here know what is at the 58 second mark. Someone on the youtube video pointed it out and I can’t think of anywhere in the game where I saw something like it. New DLC incoming or did I miss something in the game amazingly after all the exploring I’ve done in it?

  10. Avatar ToLazy4Name says:

    And here I thought i’d never pick up Dark Souls 2 again for any substantial amount of time.

  11. Tyrant_Belial says:

    Ok no I checked this up, PC people are getting thrown under the bus. For the DX11 upgrade and a few other things only in that, you have to rebuy the new version for full price do not pass go do not get entire update. I’m not buying Dark Souls 2 twice on the PC. Specially since I know it will be full price $60.

    Just look at Soul Calibur Lost Swords. it’s 60 bucks for 1 character, 90 for another. Yes, real money.

    Edit: Also DX9 and DX11 versions of the game on PC will use seperate servers.

  12. Avatar Exalus says:

    I think the bigger issue is that there will now be 2 pc communities and you cant move save data from the prior to the newer.

  13. Avatar Serious_Much says:

    I think we all knew this was coming.

    I’m very, very tempted to repurchase on PS4 though just to make most of the upgrade

  14. Avatar ToLazy4Name says:

    Yeah, seems that the PC players are getting shafted. If you’re a PC player but you own a Xbone or PS4, i’d say switch to that instead of staying on PC.

  15. StrikerShane says:

    Damn I wasn’t expected this! Though I am concerned over the whole DX11 upgrade malarkey, some are saying only people in Japan have to pay for the upgrade, everyone else doesn’t. But if that is the case for everyone, then why the hell would a new DX version have to be a separate game? Part of my hopes it’s a translate error, maybe people taking the Japanese press release and thinking its the exact same as America, EU etc. If not, it’s pretty scummy of FROM to charge us full price for the exact same game with only a couple improvements exclusive to the DX11 version. At least that’s how I see it, unless you want to have up to 5 others summoned at once, there’s no point in getting the new one.

    In other news, the moment at 0:58 is definitely new content and is relating to the king’s whom we acquired the crowns of. "One drowned in poison, another succumb to flame and still another slumbers in the realm of ice." So the fourth one is probably Vendrick, maybe this is his real form? "But there is one man stood […] as you were."

  16. Tyrant_Belial says:

    As I said, may seem scummy for From

    But Namco. . . Oh man Namco has been becoming massive scumlords lately.

  17. dreamforger says:

    That’s it! PS4 purchase imminent. Come on Black Firday, make it so.

  18. StrikerShane says:

    There’s a lot of information out there with little different tidbits here and there. Such as the DX9 patch being released in February, a full two months before the actual re-release launches. Plus there’s supposedly a lot more information about this (specifically involving the PC community) in the coming month or so.

  19. Avatar HolyLuigi says:

    Somehow, after all the lies, I have a hard time believing in From/Bamco.

    Perhaps they give half the cash to sir Miyazaki to freaking fix the game, like, for realz,
    "- New characters and events (Included in all versions of SoFS, will be added in the 1.10 Patch for existing users)
    – Story and world additions (Included in all versions of SoFS, will be added in the 1.10 Patch for existing users)"

    And I’ve seen somewhere even Item descriptions are going to change. We’ll need a new wiki for that version.

  20. beepbeep says:

    I’m interested in how they handle the PS4/XB1/DX11 graphical enhancements. The focus is usually on the lighting engine, but this video does a good job of showing that the changes went deeper than that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOmWf4oSav8

    Ignoring the layout changes, I’ll be (pleasantly) surprised if Aldia’s ended up looking like that again.

  21. bazilthestoner says:

    I read the article and I think I may be missing something, or just not understanding. The free upgrade for existing users, is this like what I heard advanced warfare was doing and giving people who bought the game on ps3 a copy on ps4 for free? Basically, if I buy a ps4 will I get a copy of the new game because I’ve already bought the original and all dlcs?

    Or is this just saying that all the new npcs and item descriptions and extra stuff will be added in for free in a patch on the ps3 and I’ll have to rebuy the game for ps4, should I choose to upgrade systems.

    This isn’t terribly important and may be I’m just a bit dense, but if someone could clarify, I’d really appreciate it.

  22. Avatar Rafahil says:

    hmm nah not for me. I’ve played this so much already on the ps3. I don’t want to start all over again. I’ll play Bloodborne instead and wait for Dark Souls 3.

  23. StrikerShane says:

    Basically this is what’s happening:

    Right now everyone who has a copy of Dark Souls 2 whether it’s PC, PS3 or 360, has the "DirectX 9 version". When Scholar of the First Sin releases, a patch will be applied to this version that will include:

    Additional NPCs added for an enhanced story experience.
    Parameter adjustments for improved game balance.
    Augmented item descriptions.
    Improved online matchmaking functionality.

    Whereas the DirectX 11 "Upgrade" is pretty much the re-release of Dark Souls 2 under the name of "Scholar of the First Sin" for PS4/Xbox One and a second version for the PC. This one bundles the DLC trilogy with the original game with the same patch as above, but in addition will provide improvements on the PC’s original graphics, performance and sound. That and this version will be the only one to have the capability for players to summon up to five others at one time.

    But no, from the sounds of things so far is that Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will be sold at full price, there will be no discount for people that already own it. At least that’s the common belief so far until more information is revealed. It’s one of the biggest gripes I’ve been hearing amongst other complaints that the PC community will be split/destroyed because both DX9 and 11 will each have separate servers, no save transfers etc.

    So all the free stuff with be patched in apart from the 6 player co-op/multiplayer and some improvements. The re-release is aimed to those that already have a PS4/Xbox One or planning too, and want DS2 on another platform or have yet to even pick up the game.

  24. SvenCalBayan2 says:

    From the official website :

    Xbox One, PS4, and DirectX 11 versions of the game will include the following features (in addition to those listed above):

    – Additional upgrades to graphics, sound, performance.
    – Increase in maximum online players in single session (6 total).

    I have Dark Souls II on PS3 & PC… and you can be damn sure I’ll buy (full price) the new version, but only on PC. For my PS4, which I have yet to buy, I’ll stick with Bloodborne & FF Type-0 HD… the 2 main reasons I’ll buy a PS4 in 2015.

    But I’m wondering, this new DirectX 11 Dark Souls II… what are the PC requirements ?

    I mean, I’m running Dark Souls II DirectX 9 version perfectly well with every graphical options set max.

    Will a GTX 680 be enough to keep Dark Souls II DirectX 11 version run the same way as my DirectX 9 version ?

  25. bazilthestoner says:

    Ok, I get it now. The dark Souls 2 guys are doing the money dance and it’s up to us to make it rain.

    … It’s a hard decision for a low income… Hm…Oh who am I kidding, screw it. I can save until April and hopefully get some kinda awesome dark Souls 2 ps4 bundle deal or something


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