The fans asked and Namco-Bandai have listened. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will be released on PC Europe and Australasia on August 24th. This special, content-enhanced edition will apparently be finely-tuned to cater to the PC gaming audience while retaining all of the deep challenge, rich atmosphere, and compelling gameplay that made the game a worldwide phenomenon- so no quick rush job port here.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on the PC platform will also include an enhanced PVP mode allowing players to more closely assemble battles against one another online in an all-out fight to the death that fans have demanded.
In addition, the production team at Namco Bandai has revealed an untold chapter in the world of Lordran created specifically to help further expand upon the lore of the game. ‘Artorias of the Abyss’ will include all-new areas to explore, enemies to encounter, and bosses to take down one by one.
“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, producer for Dark Souls, “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.”
No word yet on if any of this additional content will be made available to Xbox 360 and PS3 owners, but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we get clarification.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will be available on the PC platform in Europe and Australasia on August 24th.