Today, FromSoftware announced via Twitter that those who already own the PC version of Dark Souls Prepared to Die Edition will be able to upgrade to Dark Souls Remastered.
PC Dark Souls Owners Will Be Able to Upgrade at Discounted Price to Dark Souls Remastered
On their official Twitter account, FromSoftware shared great news for Japanese PC users. Those who already own the Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition (or Artorias of the Abyss Edition as it’s known in Japan) of the game, you will be able to upgrade to the upcoming Dark Souls Remastered at a discounted price rather than paying for the retail price.
Owners of the PC version of “Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition” will be able to upgrade to “DARK SOULS REMASTERED” at a discounted price. Please feel free to take advantage of this campaign. pic.twitter.com/A3mEXG2tmi
— FROMSOFTWARE (@fromsoftware_pr) April 24, 2018
So far Bandai Namco (the publisher internationally) doesn’t have a public page about details for their own discount, but since they retweeted FromSoftware we can assume it’s going to be about the same.
FromSoftware’s press release (as they are the publisher in Japan) announced the discount to be a fantastic 50% off (2150 yen), and that they will discontinue the Japanese version of Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition as of May 5th at 8pm JST.
This is good news for PC fans, since many felt the PC graphics upgrade was not significant enough to warrant full price. There are no known discounts for PS3 or Xbox owners since the game is on a completely different platform.
Dark Souls Remastered PC Specs
The same announcement contained some information on the PC requirements for the upcoming remaster.
Minimum Requirements for DKS Remaster
- OS: Windows 7 64bit、Windows 8.1 64bit、Windows 10 64bit
- CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 2300 2.8GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz
- Memory: 6 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 460, 1GB ATI Radeon(TM)HD 6870, 1GB
- DirectX: DirectX 11
- Hard Disc:Over 8 GB F ree Space
- Sound: DirectX 11 and above soundcard
- Network: Needed for license validation and online play
Recommended Specs for DKS Remaster
- OS: Windows 10 64bit
- CPU: Intel Core i5 4570 3.2 GHz / AMD FX(TM) 8350 4.2 GHz
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 ATI Radeon(TM)HD 7870, 2GB
- DirectX: DirectX 11
- Sound: DirectX 11 and above
- Controler: Xbox One、Xbox 360 controllers for Windows
If you want more Dark Souls, you will probably want to check out fan-made Dark Souls in Unreal Engine 4, or have some fun exploring Dark Souls Comedy. Alternatively, there’s a fantastic article on Humanity and the Soul that could bring you back to the origins of souls lore, or our pieces on Dark Souls Architecture and Dark Souls Armor design from history.
Stay tuned for announcements regarding the upcoming Dark Souls Remastered Network Test!
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