Dark Souls 2 is officially coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One via a remastered edition entitled Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, From Software and Namco Bandai have announced.
The Scholar of the First Sin compilation will feature the original Dark Souls 2 along with its three accompanying DLC packs as well as a bevy of new tweaks, additions and enhancements across the board. PC is also a listed platform for the collection.
As for the PS4 and Xbox One flavors, the edition promises high-fidelity graphics as well as a host of in-game updates including new in-game events, a myriad of ferocious and deadly enemies, and new NPC characters. It comes with the DLC’s Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King pre-installed.
Scholar of the First Sin will tap into the power of DirectX 11 on PC’s to deliver higher-end visuals and performance, Namco Bandai affirms.
The re-release will also be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC’s running DirectX 9, but there are reports that this version won’t have the enhanced bells and whistles of its next-gen/DX11 counterpart.
Apparently there will be some disparities between the remastered and last-gen ports, but both will get access to a new content update patch.
To mark the content’s launch From Software will introduce a massive patch entitled update 1.10 that adds in a plethora of extra in-game bonuses like improved balance, additional matchmaking slots, new events and more. Next-gen versions of Scholar of the First Sin will come with the update pre-installed, but all owners of Dark Souls 2 will be able to download the update when it’s released.
It appears that last-gen versions won’t come with update 1.10 installed, but users should just be able to download it at their leisure considering the patch will be accessible to everyone who owns the game.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is slated to release on April 7, 2015 on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.