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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition lands on PC August 24

Wednesday, 11th April 2012 19:17 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dark Souls will launch on PC on August 24, subtitled as the Prepare to Die Edition.

The game was announced during Namco Bandai Gamer’s Day event in Las Vegas, and it was said initially, there weren’t any plans for a PC port of the game. However, due to the outpouring of requests for a PC version, Namco requested that From Software start making “arrangements to bring the game” to the platform. Hidetaka Miyazaki, its director, expressed his gratitude during the event to the game’s fans and stated the PC petition for its release was “encouraging.”

Prepare to Die will include new enemies, locations, bosses, added NPCs and online matchmaking.

Trailer’s below.

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  1. YoungZer0

    Naw come on. If you expect anything less than a horrible port you’re fooling yourself.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Mike

    Video looks fine.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Aimless

    @1 Why? The game uses Sony’s cross-platform PhyreEngine so there’s no particular reason to expect a bad port.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    @1, define “horrible port”.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    @3, 4:

    Because Blighttown. That’s why. If they can’t even get the game on one platform right, what makes you think they’d get it right on PC?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Talkar

    @5
    Because it is certainly impossible to learn from previous mistakes, and it is definately the exact same people doing this port, you know that of course!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    It’ll be fine. It’s hardly a technical marvel. The whole point of it is that it’s mentally hard. It’ll certainly be that.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    @5 Who knows know they have stronger platform to begin with.They also maybe hire someone.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. deadstoned

    lame, half baked shitty port incoming. GFWL… The effort… Non-existent!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. IrrationalGamer

    I wonder if there’s any way they would update the PS3 version to include this content. I would pay $10 for it.

    Namco-Bandai, I would like to express my interest in From Software focusing more of their attention to the Dark Souls series. I’ve already voted with my dollars, and now I’m voting with my future dollars. I want more Dark Souls!

    Thanks!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. loki

    Dark Souls on PC just lol
    fail anyway
    Namco idiots

    #11 2 years ago
  12. deadstoned

    New petition started to have GFWL removed: http://www.change.org/petitions/namco-bandai-and-from-software-release-dark-souls-pc-edition-without-games-for-windows-live#

    #12 2 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @6: If they learned from their mistakes, why is there still no patch that fixes the incredible stuttering?

    @12: Who says its going to use GFWL? GFWL was one of the biggest reasons why Batman Arkham City was so messed up and why the patches took so long to be released.

    There is evidence that a huge savegame-bug could be traced back to GFWL.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. LOLshock94

    there japanese so its bound to have a shitty port

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    @13
    “Incredible stuttering”? Jeesh, it was noticeable but hardly game breaking.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @15: Are you serious? Every time you got too close to a furry enemy the game would ran into the single digits. Blightown was always stuttering. Always. I have seen alphas running more smoothly than this.

    Extreme stuttering in a game where every hit could be your last, i’d call that game breaking.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. jacobvandy

    The performance issues stem from the consoles’ limited processing power and/or memory… They haven’t fixed it because they probably can’t, not without removing content. It was annoying, sure, but not game-breaking, I think you’re just using that as an excuse for your failures.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    @17: It’s the lack of proper optimizations and nothing else. Optimization is the most important part about a port.

    They haven’t fixed it because they didn’t bother.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. karavanasam

    wohoooooooo great news.i will look forward to play it.lets also try for heavy rain and red dead redemption pc ports,pc gamers :D

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Edo

    And here’s how the box art looks like officially….with GFWL http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/564618_305259969547054_119869331419453_757375_113075776_n.jpg.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. mehdidante

    RPG games are always better on pc especially with mod tool .

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Giskard

    I have this for the Xbox, and while I thought the PC port could be a good thing, with GFWL, I’m not too sure… It has a way of ruining EVERYTHING IT TOUCHES.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. deadstoned

    Sign here to have the smear of poo GFWL removed from the cover and the game .
    http://www.change.org/petitions/namco-bandai-and-from-software-release-dark-souls-pc-edition-without-games-for-windows-live#

    Already at 4,900+ sigs in just a few hours.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Talkar

    Has it actually been announced that the game will come with GFWL?

    #24 2 years ago