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Dark Souls 2 has finally been confirmed for Xbox One and PS4. The game will debut on both consoles as part of a special bundle called Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin.
Scholar of the First Sin, launching next year, will include the base game as well as its three DLC adventures: Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory Kings. These expansions sent players to dangerous new locations like an underground kingdom, a snowbound temple and a tower shrouded in mist.
The bundle is loaded with a few other enhancements. It's updated to patch 1.1, which expands the story with new events while also improving balance and online matchmaking. PS4 and Xbox One owners can expect enhanced graphics as well.
Bandai Namco is also releasing Scholar of the First Sin on Dark Souls 2's original platforms: PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. If you have a DirectX11 PC, you'll enjoy the same visual improvements that the PS4 and Xbox One owners will experience.
Players who own the original Dark Souls 2 aren't getting completely hosed on this. They'll be getting patch 1.1's new content for free in the future as well.
Dark Souls 2 co-director Yui Tanimura said earlier this year that they hadn't put any thought into PS4 or Xbox One versions. However, fans were given hope when new-gen ports of the action RPG popped up on retailers this summer.
Bandai Namco's probably endured months of fans begging for PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. I'm not surprised they'd give into these demands and greenlight the ports. After all, they approved a PC version of DS1 thanks to a petition by fans.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will debut on April 7th, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.