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PC gamers, prepare to die in greater detail. Bandai Namco has released the digital version of Dark Souls 2 on the PC via Steam.
“From Software has taken the time and great care to deliver Dark Souls II for PC at the level that PC fans expect.” said Chris Gilbert, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Bandai Namco. “We’re looking forward to fans enjoying the PC version’s upgraded graphical fidelity and its increased frame rates that is sure to deliver an extra visceral punch and open a new dimension to the great gameplay contained in Dark Souls II.”
If you're planning to buy the game on PC, here's what kind of system you'll need: Minimum:
From Software took that criticism to heart in designing Dark Souls 2. PC players with powerful systems can expect a much smoother, prettier journey than their console counterparts. You can see the improvement in these comparison videos and screenshots.
The studio previously promised better mouse and keyboard controls. I remain highly skeptical of this claim. However, maybe this will be good news to those of you who for whatever reason refuse to use gamepads. I still think you'd play better with a controller, though.
Dark Souls 2, like its predecessor, is a difficult action RPG with massive bosses and deadly traps. Players can invade your game to help or harm you at any time. The improvements brought by the sequel include improved matchmaking and enhanced combat. Ryan sure liked it a lot.
Bandai Namco celebrated the PC version's release with a fancy pants launch trailer. Check it out: