The Dark Souls Collector's Edition Might Be For You, Softer Players

Or maybe it's for you, Demon's Souls diehards or those ravenously anticipating the challenge of Dark Souls. What it is, assuredly, is a strong motivator for pre-ordering Dark Souls for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.

Namco Bandai announced today that Dark Souls would get a collector's edition bundled with stuff, including a "limited edition art book containing premium illustrations of characters and environments from the game, a mini-strategy guidebook, behind-the-scenes videos from the development studio detailing various stages of game concept, design and building, and the game's soundtrack for digital download." It's the mini-strategy guidebook I'm most interested in, given Dark Souls' brand of challenge.

All those bonuses will be included with the standard edition of the game - priced at $US59.99 - in a "custom-designed metal case". I'd anticipate limited quantities on the collector's edition.

Reps tell Kotaku that Namco Bandai will also be releasing tutorial videos for Dark Souls to help players better understand its unforgiving combat and unique rules. How they'll distribute those videos, we're not yet sure.

Dark Souls is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this October.


Comments

    The only problem here is that because it is on both PS3 and 360, I have to decide what platform to play on!

    Oh, who am I kidding, I'm off to order the PS3 copy of this as soon as I can find someone who will take my money.

      I'd imagine most people that bought Demon Souls would just get it on the PS3 to keep the "series" together...

      I'll be all on it as well!

        I'll be ordering the PS3 version asap as well. Guess I'll see you guys at a Beacon Fire. That'd be kinda cool.

    Oh boy I hope I get this for my birthday!

    "All those bonuses will be included with the standard edition of the game – priced at $US59.99 – in a “custom-designed metal case”."

    If 'all those bonuses will be included with the standard edition' then why on earth would a special edition be worth buying?

    i will try had a get myself one of these, just too bad OCT is exams time ......

    Shut the hell up and take my money!

    All those bonuses will be included with the standard edition of the game – priced at $US59.99 – in a “custom-designed metal case”.

    Currency conversion + Distribution tax =$119.99 AUD

    Kotaku AU better run a local article sometime letting us know where we can get this from.

      Where everyone who has a brain does. The internet.

        The internet is big and none of my usual places have it. That leaves me stuttering like a flustered schoolgirl and incapable of doing anything myself.

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