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DS2: Scholar of the First Sin announced

DS2: Scholar of the First Sin announced

Bandai Namco just announced the release at the end of March 2015 of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, a remastered version of Dark Souls 2, on PS4, Xbox One, PC (DirectX 11) but also PS3 and Xbox 360. Graphics will get some upgrades, the 3 DLCs will be included, and a few more or less important changes will be done to the gameplay. Trailer inside.

Thanks to Duckroll on neogaf (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=140313499&postcount=563) for the following information:


http://darksouls.jp/pc/scholar_of_the_first_sin_specmatrix.html

The chart is in Japanese, so I'll translate the column on the left indicating the features. The rest should be self-explanatory.

New Features:
- New characters and events (Included in all versions of SoFS, will be added in the 1.10 Patch for existing users)
- Story and world additions (Included in all versions of SoFS, will be added in the 1.10 Patch for existing users)
- Graphics and performance upgrades (Only included in next-gen versions of SoFS)
- Improved online multiplayer (Only included in next-gen versions of SoFS)
- Enemy and game design adjustments (Only included in next-gen versions of SoFS)
- Various balancing tweaks (Included in all versions of SoFS, will be added in the 1.10 Patch for existing users)

Included DLC:
- DLC1 (Included in all versions of SoFS, not included in the 1.10 Patch)
- DLC2 (Included in all versions of SoFS, not included in the 1.10 Patch)
- DLC3 (Included in all versions of SoFS, not included in the 1.10 Patch)

- Supports existing save data (Supported for all last-gen versions of SoFS and the 1.10 Patch, not supported for next-gen versions of SoFS)

- Game Server Region (PS3 = A, 360 = B, PC(DX9) = C, PS4 = D, XBO = E, PC(DX11) = F)

Distribution:
- Retail
- Digital

Annoucement trailer

All comments

Commented on 2014-11-25 09:42:28
It's great news, still... I saw this coming from a mile away. >_>
Commented on 2014-11-25 13:30:01 In reply to Sdarts
Yup. Sold my copy ages ago while it would still fetch a decent price as I knew this would be along soon enough.
Commented on 2014-11-25 13:35:42
Yeah...no, i think i'll be plenty busy playing bloodborne in march.
Commented on 2014-11-25 14:37:55 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Yeah...no, i think i'll be plenty busy playing bloodborne in march.
My thoughts exactly.
Commented on 2014-11-25 14:43:12
Yeah, who would go out and buy Dark Souls 2 AGAIN when Bloodborne is coming out the week after? Dark Souls 2 is the weakest of the 3 current souls games, and i have a feeling Bloodborne will just push it down to weakest of the four. From the trailer the graphics don't even look all that much improved. I might have considered getting it again if they actually delivered the experience like it was originally planned, unlike the graphically gimped game we got but the trailer looks like they just added some post processing effects. I already get that shit for free with GeDoSaTo thank you very much :P
Commented on 2014-11-25 15:01:36
So BNGI you are helping MS to make bb's impact less

I'll be getting bb, but this game, I'm not sure
Commented on 2014-11-25 15:15:21
I don't think dark souls 2.5 will steal any customers tbh. The limiter will probably be ps4 ownership.
Commented on 2014-11-25 15:17:32
Was expecting it to look a whole lot better.
Commented on 2014-11-25 17:09:47 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
Was expecting it to look a whole lot better.
It's one of these remasters, you know. Just to be available for the new platforms. Of course will looks better, but anyone who is expecting visuals like the reveal (surprisingly, even on gaf a lot of people still hope for that) will be disappointed.

I have over 150 hours, so won't get back to it for sure, even if there are a lot of gameplay changes and additions.
Commented on 2014-11-25 17:27:49 In reply to Megido
At least this game can make the x1 side prettier
Compare to if X1 does not have the soul-like game while PS4 does
Commented on 2014-11-25 22:28:39
F*** them for making the PC DX11 a stand alone game. I understand getting the game again if you played it on ps3 or 360, because the difference is gonna be huge (framerate, resolution, textures). But on PC? It should've been a patch...
Commented on 2014-11-26 00:18:36 In reply to CloudXIV
Posted by CloudXIV
F*** them for making the PC DX11 a stand alone game. I understand getting the game again if you played it on ps3 or 360, because the difference is gonna be huge (framerate, resolution, textures). But on PC? It should've been a patch...
Well about half of it is, But i kinda agree. I've allready paid for the game + DLC, i don't give a flying f**k about the DX11 upgrades (again, GeDoSaTo makes the game look better than the trailer already). What i do want though is the tweaks to enemies and stuff, that is for some goddamn reason only available in the new fancy "buy it again" edition.

That's what they should call it. Dark Souls 2: Buy it again edition. Fuck you bamco.
Commented on 2014-11-26 00:20:20 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Well about half of it is, But i kinda agree. I've allready paid for the game + DLC, i don't give a flying f**k about the DX11 upgrades (again, GeDoSaTo makes the game look better than the trailer already). What i do want though is the tweaks to enemies and stuff, that is for some goddamn reason only available in the new fancy "buy it again" edition.

That's what they should call it. Dark Souls 2: Buy it again edition. Fuck you bamco.
I thought this was just another DLC. I don't follow this franchise at all. Since I don't own DS2, this is a strong maybe, but I agree that it's kinda shady. Full priced "remakes" of games that aren't even old are just patches :P
Commented on 2014-11-26 00:37:45
If i get a discount for the game since i already own it and the DLC, and they add another DLC-pack, i might consider it. Otherwise it's a no-go. Maximum 20 bucks paid and even them i'm hesitant.
Commented on 2014-11-26 02:46:39
I maxed out my character and finished a no death/ no bonfire run, I was about to finally play the 3 dlcs...I guess now, I'll hold off on that.
Commented on 2014-11-26 03:42:30
...you maxed your stats out? Get gud man :P
Commented on 2014-11-26 08:19:30
Oh crikey, yeah, forgot all about Bloodborne. Probably take a pass on this now that I think of it. I certainly agree with everyone saying it was easily the weakest but I still enjoyed my time with it.
Commented on 2014-11-26 08:33:10
Just read that bloodborn will have aprocedurally generated dungeon. DkS 2.5 can officially suck it :P
Commented on 2014-11-26 14:28:15 In reply to Megido
That's not good, I don't like random dungeons.
Commented on 2014-11-26 14:41:27
How is that not good? One area in the game that will be different every time you play is BRILLIANT :)

If the entire game was like that, it'd be a big turnoff, but just the one area. Like a challenge thing, sounds super cool. I'm stoked.

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