Fans of Dark Souls who took issue with the uncontrollable nature of the game’s multiplayer features will be excited to hear that Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, the game’s PC version which is slated for launch in Europe and Australasia on August 24th, will feature an “enhanced PVP mode allowing players to more closely assemble battles against one another online in an all-out fight to the death”.
Namco Bandai officially confirmed the PC game’s existence and release date tonight, although we already knew about it thanks to an exclusive cover story in German magazine PC Action. The edition includes a new chapter called “Artorias of the Abyss”, which furthers the game’s lore by including all-new areas, enemies, and a couple of new bosses. The extra content has not been announced for console.
“Our fans demanded to see this game brought to the PC, and the noise they have made was simply too loud and too passionate to ignore,” said Daisuke Uchiyama, Dark Souls’ producer at Namco Bandai. “This also allowed us to dive back into the world of Dark Souls, offering a special edition of the game that offers more ways to die over and over again than ever before.”
“Adding a whole new chapter to tell the tale of the Dark Knight Artorias was an opportunity we’re also proud to have taken, as we’ve managed to expand the experience for our biggest fans without compromising the balance of the core game that we worked so hard to create. This edition of the game is our gift to the fans.”