Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox One/PS4/PC)

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PostDark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox One/PS4/PC)
by Monkey Man » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:29 am

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Release Date: 2nd April 2015
Format: Xbox One/PS4/PC

Xbox One - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Souls-II-S ... B00QEU6TX2
PS4 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Souls-II-S ... B00QEU6TSM



How much will Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin cost for PC?

Upgrading to the remastered 64-bit, DirectX 11 version of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will cost you £20 on Steam. If you already own all the DLC you get 40 per cent off, bringing it down to £12.

If you don't already own Dark Souls 2, the remastered Scholar of the First Sin standalone release costs £30 - the same price as the 32-bit release of Scholar of the First Sin, which only bundles the DLC with a new NPC character, events, and augmented item descriptions.


Dark Souls 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year in an enhanced version of the game called Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, Namco Bandai and From Software announced today. The re-release of Dark Souls 2 will come with the game's three downloadable add-ons and new enhancements.

The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Dark Souls 2 feature updated graphics as well as new game content, including "an expanded story featuring additional in-game events and NPC character along with new deadlier enemies and gameplay improvements." Those improvements will also be available for the PC release of Scholar of the First Sin, which takes advantage of DirectX 11 for Windows.

Dark Souls 2's new game content, augmented item descriptions and gameplay improvements, which From Software is calling version 1.1.0 of the title, are also coming to PS3, Xbox 360 and the DirectX 9 version of the Windows PC game. Players of those versions will get the 1.1.0 update free of charge. The Scholar of the First Sin re-release will also be available for PS3 and Xbox 360.

For a look at Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, check out the announcement trailer above and a few screenshots of the game in the gallery below. You'll get a glimpse at the increased multiplayer character count — which is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions — in a shot that shows six players battling each other.

Scholar of the First Sin will be released on April 7, 2015. (3rd April in Europe)

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Why did Bandai Namco Games and FromSoftware choose to produce Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin?

We wanted to give the fans an opportunity to participate again, this time in an even deeper experience in the Dark Souls II universe. With that goal in mind, in Scholar of the First Sin, we created not just a mere all-in-one package, but a completely new Dark Souls II experience.

We also wanted an opportunity to implement a multitude of features made possible now with the new generation of hardware on the market. We want users on these new platforms to be able to experience Dark Souls II, as well as all the advanced features we are now able to implement.

When will Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin be available?

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 digitally and at retailers on April 7th, 2015. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be available on Steam on April 1st, 2015 at 3:00 PM PST.

I’ve never played any Dark Souls games before, is this a good time to jump in?

Yes. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is the most complete version of Dark Souls II and will deliver an experiencing including all of the DLC content.

What is the difference between Dark Souls II, along with all of the Lost Crowns DLC and Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin?

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is a “Director’s Cut” of all Dark Souls II content that includes additional features. Content from all DLC packs is included along with the original game. The DirectX11, Xbox One, and PS4 versions of the game will also include:

New enemy placement, map shortcuts, and gameplay design.
Graphics, sound, and performance upgrade.
New weapons and armor for players to experiment with.
New NPC invading player’s world.
Max online players up from 4 to 6.
It is a fresh new experience that even grizzled veterans will find surprising and challenging!

What about the other content that I heard about? Additional Story NPC and elements, new item descriptions, improved online matching, improved game mechanic balance, etc.?

That content has already been made available via a free update to all current Dark Souls II owners in February. Visit Facebook.com/DarkSouls to read the full list of improvements!

Will my Dark Souls II saves carry over to Scholar of the First Sin?

Dark Souls II to Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on PS3/Xbox360/DirectX9 - Yes

Dark Souls II to Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on PS4/Xbox One/DirectX11 - No

What are the recommended system requirements for the DirectX9 and DirectX11 versions of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin?

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (DirectX9)

Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2GHz / Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17GHz
Memory: 2GB RAM
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT / ATI Radeon HD5870
DirectX: 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Hard Drive: 12GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX9 sound device
Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended

Recommended Specifications:

OS: Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8
CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 3.10GHz / AMD A8 3870K 3.0GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 / ATI Radeon HD 6870 or better
DirectX: 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Hard Drive: 15GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX9 sound device
Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (DirectX11)

Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit / Windows 8.1 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 3.1GHz / AMD A8 3870 3.6GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 / ATI Radeon HD 6870
DirectX: 11
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Hard Drive: 23GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX11 sound device
Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended

Recommended Specifications:

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit / Windows 8.1 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 3.4GHz / AMD FX 8150 3.6GHz or better
Memory: 8GB RAM or better
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 (700 series) or better / ATI Radeon HD 7850 (7000 series) or better
DirectX: 11
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Hard Drive: 23GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX11 sound device
Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended

If my computer cannot run DirectX11 and I already own Dark Souls II along with the DLC on Steam, is there any reason for me to purchase Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin?

If you own Dark Souls II and the DLC on Steam, the content update in February has already upgraded you to the Scholar of the First Sin experience for DirectX9!

With the DirectX9 and DirectX11 version launching, how do I know what version I am buying?

Two separate Steam Store pages will exist for these different versions. All relevant information and links for the other page will be present. Please read carefully and make sure you understand which version you’re looking at before buying and let us know if you have any questions!

If I buy the DirectX9 version of the game now, and upgrade my computer next year, is there a way for me to obtain the DirectX11 version of the game without buying it over again?

If you purchase the DirectX9 version of the Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now, you will be able to upgrade to the DirectX11 version of the game through the upgrade path highlighted above. ($29.99 for existing game owners, $19.99 for existing game and DLC owners)

I’ve heard that players with the DirectX9, Xbox 360, and PS3 versions of the game cannot play with owners of the DirectX11, Xbox One, and PS4 versions of the game. Is that true?

Yes. The difference in the DirectX11, Xbox One, and PS4 versions of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin pertaining to where enemies spawn, items are located, and other environmental differences will not allow players running newer hardware versions to connect and interact with players experiencing the game on older hardware running DirectX9, Xbox 360, and PS3.

How much will Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin cost?

Please note - These details are for North and South American territories.
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be $59.99 on Xbox One and PS4. If you are purchasing on Steam, you can check the details below:

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (DirectX9): $39.99
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (DirectX11): $49.99
DirectX11 Upgrade price for existing owners of Dark Souls II on Steam: $29.99
DirectX11 Upgrade price for existing owners of Dark Souls II and all DLC on Steam: $19.99

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Ad7 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:44 am

I was just about to copy and paste the same OP from GAF too start this thread.

YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :datass: :datass: :datass:

Dark souls was my GOTY this year so I held off on the second game as it looks like gooseberry fool on the ps3.
Bloodborn and this next year :nod:

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by gamerforever » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:50 am

I knew it! Day one - hope it isn't out too late in the year. Thankyou! More remasters i know, but for great games its ok.

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Ad7 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:54 am

April I think, same month as bloodborne? :dread:

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by GravelordFleeto » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:10 am

5 days after BB? Strange. If they reintroduce the torch stuff I'd be happy, it was so obviously ripped out at the last minute it shouldn't be too hard.

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Brerlappin » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:37 am

Remasters, remasters everywhere

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Dual » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:39 am

"in a shot that shows six players battling each other."

lol just lol

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Skippy » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:52 am

No interest in DS but Scholar of the First Sin is a badass title :datass:

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Skippy » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:04 am

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Holy gooseberry fool is that supposed to be the remaster? It looks like complete trash! :lol:

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Death's Head » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:15 am

I didn't bother with Dark Souls 2 because although I enjoyed Demon's Souls, I just didn't enjoy Dark Souls as much and gave up on it. Think I'll just try Bloodborne as that seems to have been developed for the PS4 rather than a remaster.

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by gamerforever » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:15 am

[iup=3622206]Skippy[/iup] wrote:Image

Holy gooseberry fool is that supposed to be the remaster? It looks like complete trash! :lol:


Agree, it looks pretty bad! I was expecting a proper remaster and not simply a clean up in 1080p. Bring us the lighting!

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by False » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:16 am

Will the PC version be properly coded and not a broken piece of gooseberry fool?

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Brerlappin » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:29 am

[iup=3622206]Skippy[/iup] wrote:Image

Holy gooseberry fool is that supposed to be the remaster? It looks like complete trash! :lol:


The power of next gen, folks.

Im guessing this is going to be a straight port, 'visual upgrades' will be a 1080p resolution and possibly 60fps but people wanting the original lighting system back will be disappointed. Gameplay changes will be a couple of new NPCs, and thats about it.

DS2 was such a mis-step from DeS/DS1 anyway, combined with the fact that Bloodborne is coming out a week before this 'remaster', means strawberry floats given by me are dangerously low

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Photek » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:30 am

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

Still looks arse but if it runs at steady frame rate im in. :datass:

Dissapointed they didnt throw in an uprezzed DS1 aswell.

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by kommissarboris » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:11 am

Yeah, day one :fp:

more souls.

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Samuel_1 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:12 am

Not sure about this, it's the weakest in the series, as far as I'm concerned...

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Dig Dug » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:13 am

[iup=3622206]Skippy[/iup] wrote:Image

Holy gooseberry fool is that supposed to be the remaster? It looks like complete trash! :lol:

Hyrule Warriors looks better than that FFS.

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Dual » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:14 am

Same Souls 2

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:54 am

I'll probably rent this at some point as I still haven't played the DLC.

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PostRe: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox/PS/PC)
by Andrew Mills » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:56 pm

[iup=3622165]Monkey Man[/iup] wrote:Image


New enemy spotted :o

Well, seems all the more reason to update my original DS2 guide with the DLC expansions then. :datass: And I'd imagine this should be 1080p60 on PS4/XBO as even a half-decent PC could get that with max settings.

Granted, it wasn't as good as DS1, but I've played it for over 150 hours and I enjoyed it (and the DLC was pretty strawberry floating hard too, certainly compared to the main game).

Could do with more significant content though for us Season Pass holders... :shifty:


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