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Dark Souls 2 PC Launching In April With Enhanced Frame Rate, Resolution
Namco Bandai confirmed today through Facebook that Dark Souls 2 will launch on the PC on April 25th. They've also announced that they're including a few features that were widely requested by PC gamers.
The first Dark Souls was restricted to 30 frames per second on PC. Players were forced to download an unofficial mod to get up to 60fps. Namco says that the Dark Souls 2 on PC will include an "enhanced frame rate" option so that players with high-end machines can experience smoother action.
Low resolutions were another complaint leveled at the PC version of Dark Souls. Again, players had to resort to a fan mod to fix the issue. Dark Souls 2 will fortunately feature increased texture resolution.
Maybe the boldest claim made by Namco Bandai is that they're going to "perfectly adapt the game for a mouse & keyboard combo." I have trouble believing that gamepads won't still be the superior option by a long shot. PC gamers insistent on not buying a controller should be happy to hear that their control scheme of choice is getting attention, though.
Dark Souls 2 on PC is available as a standard edition or collector's edition. Pre-ordering either bundle gives you access to the Black Armor Weapons Pack, which includes the following bonus items: Black Flamestone Dagger and Black Flamestone Parma – A dagger and shield encrusted in Black Flamestone both found in the Gutter at Black Gulch. Even though they are heavier than a normal dagger and shield, the Flamestone crystal’s unique properties make the dagger extremely sharp and give the shield high resistance to damage.
Dark Souls 2 will debut on Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 11th. The first review published in the world says it's the hardest game yet.
Accompanying today's announcement are a batch of screenshots from the PC version of DS2. You can check them all out below.
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