Dark Souls 2 is Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

By Jason Schreier on at

So you want to check out the newest Dark Souls, but you're just too lazy to unplug your new console? Namco Bandai's got good news for you—the fiendish Dark Souls II is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in April.

The newly announced compilation package, which is called Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, will be out in April, 2015, not just for current-gen platforms (PS4/XB1/PC) but for PS3 and 360, too. Namco says it'll come with a graphical overhaul, the three Dark Souls II DLC packs, and other extra features:

Developed by renowned Japanese video game development studio FROMSOFTWARE, DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin is a compilation of 2014's critically acclaimed title, DARK SOULS II along with its three DLC chapters; CROWN OF THE SUNKEN KING, CROWN OF THE OLD IRON KING, and CROWN OF THE IVORY KING along with an array of all-new content. DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin will take advantage of the power of the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One, and DirectX11 PCs with enhanced graphics in addition to brand new game content including an expanded story featuring additional in-game events and NPC character along with new deadlier enemies and gameplay improvements.

Whew. Consider this Dark Souls II: Remastered... with a clunkier title. There's also a new patch (v1.10) that you'll get no matter which version of Dark Souls II you own. The patch "will add new features including an additional NPC to seek out along the treacherous quest through Drangleic as well as expanded story, in-game events, improved balance, and online matchmaking functionality."

This is coming just a month after Bloodborne, From Software's other game, which was recently delayed from February to March 2015. Good year for masochistic RPG fans!