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Namco Bandai officially announces Dark Souls PC, will use GFWL
Posted: 12.04.2012 05:57 by Comments: 14
Having already been revealed as a cover story on a German magazine, Dark Souls has been officially announced as a PC title by Namco Bandai. The game will be released on the platform as Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, and will be a Games for Windows Live title.


Developer From Software has also announced that a new level will be in the PC version to help further expand upon the lore of the game. The new AArtorias of the Abyss will include all-new areas, enemies and bosses.

Namco Bandai producer Daisuke Uchiyama thanked the fans for showing support for a PC version of the challenging console game, itself the spiritual successor to the PlayStation 3 title Demon's Souls.

“Our fans demanded to see this game brought to the PC, and the noise they have made was simply too loud and too passionate to ignore,”
he praised. “This also allowed us to dive back into the world of Dark Souls, offering a special edition of the game that offers more ways to die over and over again than ever before. Adding a whole new chapter to tell the tale of the Dark Knight Artorias was an opportunity we’re also proud to have taken, as we’ve managed to expand the experience for our biggest fans without compromising the balance of the core game that we worked so hard to create. This edition of the game is our gift to the fans.”

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die
was also given a release date as well. The game will be released in North America on the 21st August, and the 24th August worldwide.

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By unsilviu (SI Core) on Apr 12, 2012
unsilviu
They've gone from being really cool for doing this, to utter fools. GFWL is the worst system I've seen, I remember spending upwards of 30 minutes just to get into DiRT 3, and I understand some people have been unable to use the bloody thing at all, effectively rendering their purchase unusable...
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 12, 2012
SirRoderick
Why the hell did they sully it with GFWL? Couldn't they just do Steam or something?...I can't believe I just said that O_o
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Apr 12, 2012
unsilviu
Steam games can have GFWL too. See DiRT 3 :|
By neilmike (SI Core) on Apr 12, 2012
neilmike
true, i know quite a lot of people really loathed GFWL, or maybe 'cos they couldn't log in the game but do they realise they need to use the same password/email's address as for MSN email...
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Apr 13, 2012
unsilviu
And why the heck should I have to make an MSN account just to play my game when it's running on Steam already? Not to mention that the GFWL interface itself is horrendously unhelpful.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 13, 2012
FoolWolf
Was already iffy about this title but this was the coffin in the nail - GFWL is bothersome and not so good for the basic concept as neither STEAM nor Origin - but for single player experience it is not so bothersome (except Batman A C and similar faults...) but for the MP part - GFWL is without substitute one of the worst platforms for PC IMO and experience...
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 13, 2012
SirRoderick
You mean the nail in the coffin.

At any rate, I'm not letting that retarded platform stop me enjoying a title like this.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 13, 2012
FoolWolf
LOL - yeah - well I will leave that as the testament of my stress level today :D Heh heh heh
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 15, 2012
herodotus
Never had a problem with GFWL myself but there are enough gamers out there who for them it is a dealbreaker for purchase choices. Talk about going with a redundant, ageing and rarely used system.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 17, 2012
FoolWolf
Matchmaking in WH 40 K Hero? My patience (not that it is something to describe anything vast with) broke with the hiccups of Batman AC and the Bulletstorm MP problems. Before that - I can't say that I had much good to say except that you could easily make an offline account and get rid of it for the SP parts...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 17, 2012
herodotus
Matchmaking in "DoW II" I loathed, you're right. "Batman:AC" I had no issues with. So aside from the awful "DoW II" MP experience I still really have no gripes (much better than UPlay or even EA's MP for "C&C").
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 17, 2012
SirRoderick
I don't even want to know how much time I lost looking at that infuriating DoWII matchmaking screen...