Dark Souls PC coming to Steam, consoles to get PC content

Thursday, 31st May 2012 09:13 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Namco Bandai’s announced the PC version of Dark Souls will come to Steam after its initial announce came without an announce on the Valve platform.

The PC version was announced back in May, but was down for Games for Windows Live only at that time. A petition to release the RPG onto Steam was met with under 23,000 signatures.

Namban’s also announced the console version of Dark Soul will get the previously-exclusive PC content as DLC this winter, called Artorias of the Abyss. It’ll cost 1200 MS points on 360 or $14.99 on PS3.

The DLC will include more explorable areas, new enemy and boss types, new NPCs and more.

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition launches on August 24 on PC. A console version of the Prepare to Die Edition will launch this winter.

There’s a trailer of the PC version below, via IGN.



  1. Erthazus

    DS on Steam. Hell yeah.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. jacobvandy

    @1 That’s to be expected. The problem is they’re still showing the GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIVE logo…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Quasar

    still has gfwl? no thanx, one more copy will be pirated

    #3 3 years ago
  4. MFBB

    So i guess that means they want money for that dlc.

    Instead of giving it for free to there loyal console fans who made those 2 games successfull :)

    I hope the PC sales are good enough to get some profit from it.
    Want more …Soul games over the next decades.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. deadstoned

    The petition was to have GFWL removed, not for the game to come on Steam it was going to do that anyway.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. jedieagle

    Well, if it comes with GFWL and is released on Steam, I wont be able to buy it, because GFWL does not support my country. And it appears Steam has adopted a new policy where it doesnt sale GFWL to countries which it doesnt support (Arkham City, Gotham Imposters, Street Fighter X Tekken, Fable 3) Older titles are still available (like Street Fighter IV). I guess it is a new policy by Steam. The only exception (or they just missed it) is Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, but that only needs GFWL for online play. Well, SFIV also says online play needs GFWL. Well, it fricking SUX. And Steam is getting to much into region crap!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Ge0force

    #5 There was a petition for DS on Steam too. I really hope they dump GFWL!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. aseddon130

    There is NOTHING wrong with GFWL, i don’t get why the internet p***es and moans about it.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. jedieagle

    @8 because GFWL does not support my country!

    #9 3 years ago
  10. BULArmy

    Actually GFWL is not a surprise and will not be removed. Porting to GFWL from XBox Live is pretty easy and saves a lot of time. From Software said that they are not putting much in order to change the game, so it is the logical way, even if it is the worst. Building a dedicated matchmaking or even using Steamworks will add much more additional costs to the game. Namco are not sure if the game will cover them so they go the easiest cheapest way even if it the worst for us gamers.

    We must look at this point, GFWL is bad, but they have made it once with XBL so the amount of change is like a day’s work(that was said to me by a dev who had worked on both platforms).

    #10 3 years ago
  11. deadstoned

    @8 Because GFWL is shit and its only feature is Gamerscore. Fuck pointless and meaningless internet numbers, I’d rather have cloud saves, patching system that works and less hassle.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. GwynbleiddiuM

    @6 Same, I have baioshock 2 and Dirt 2 on Steam and I can’t even login I have to use an offline profile to be able play and save. That is a sad thing to do to a nice game.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. doa766

    the problem with this news as it was reported by IGN is that it said that console editions with the additional content will be coming to Europe and Australia but it never mentions a US version

    and there’s previous cases of full editions never reaching US retail, like Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box

    #13 3 years ago
  14. TheWulf

    Yay, an everyone wins scenario!

    We PC people get an awesome game, and console owners get new content.

    Can’t complain, eh?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. ToxicCrusader

    Awesome that us consolers are getting the content, though there was never really any doubt at all as to if we would be getting it or not. Cannot wait for it, looks amazing.

    #15 3 years ago

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