Death awaits those unlucky enough to get Dark Souls before official release

By Stephany Nunneley
21 September 2011 19:41 GMT

From Software has decided to unleash max-level Black Phantoms into the world of Dark Souls, in order to seek out players who get their hands on the game before the official release date. According to Japanese blog Esuteru, the Phantoms are level 145 and contain 1900 hit points with their abilities maxed out at 99. In other words, death, death and more death await you if fate is tempted. The reason behind the harsh punishment has something to do with Japanese stores breaking the game’s street date before it is officially released in the country tomorrow. The same rules will apply to those who get it early in the US and UK before it’s released on October 4 and October 7, respectively. Thanks, Edge.

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