May 11, 2011

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NAMCO BANDAI Details Dark Souls Collector’s Edition and Pre-Order Incentives

NAMCO BANDAI Details Dark Souls Collector’s Edition and Pre-Order Incentives

NAMCO BANDAI announced today the exclusive pre-order incentives and Collector’s Edition of Dark Souls, the spiritual successor to one of 2009′s best and most brutal Demon’s Souls. Dark Souls is set for a release date in October of this year for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

The Dark Souls Collector’s Edition can be pre-ordered from Amazon, GameStop, GameFly, and Walmart. The price for this edition is the same as the standard edition. Included in the Collector’s Edition is a limited edition artbook containing premium character and environmental illustrations, mini-strategy guide, behind-the-scenes videos, original soundtrack via digital download, and the standard edition  game. All of these bonuses will be packaged in a custom designed metal case.

Spiritual successor to PlayStation®3 system exclusive Demon’s Souls – winner of GameSpot’s “Overall Game of the Year” and “Best PS3 Game”, and IGN’s “Best RPG for PS3″ awards – Dark Souls also brings that game’s uniquely challenging and rewarding style of gameplay to the Xbox 360® for the first time. Stricken by the curse of undead, gamers are abolished to the northern realms and must battle hideous demons and unimaginable monsters to collect souls and find the Eternal Flame of Life, which is losing its light, to survive and cure the curse of undead.
With tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters, the seamlessly intertwined world of Dark Souls is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic, and the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style. The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either help or sabotage each other on the journey through the Northern Realms to save the land from darkness. With a massive, seamless open world design, Dark Souls encourages deep exploration and an adaptable gameplay experience.

For more information regarding Dark Souls, you can visit the official website PrepareToDie.com and the facebook page for the game. Gamers in North America and Europe can hope to see the brutish gameplay later this year.

[Source: PreparToDie.com via Joystiq]