PC Dark Souls Owners Will Be Able to Upgrade at Discounted Price to Dark Souls Remastered

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.

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

 

Are you hoping for a similar offer? What are your thoughts on the Nintendo Switch delay? If you’re hunting for Dark Souls news, perhaps you just would like to focus on what DKS Remaster is changing.

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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2 comments on “PC Dark Souls Owners Will Be Able to Upgrade at Discounted Price to Dark Souls Remastered”

  1. Humdrumified says:

    I think we all kind of assumed this would happen, but damn I’m glad they actually confirmed it for us.

  2. Avatar Janaschi says:

    Ehhh.

    How is the Nexus mod community still going for the original Dark Souls?

    Too many big-ticket mods, and too much time that it will take to update all of them, for me to be all that particularly interested in going for the upgrade- at least, for now.


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