Dark Souls 2 Collector's Edition demands sacrifice...of your bank account

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Dark Souls 2
Fans of the Dark Souls series are some of the most hardcore, dedicated gamers out there, and come march 11th 2014 they'll get the chance to prove it, by putting their money where their mouths are. The Dark Souls 2 Collector's Edition will run you $120 and comes with a 12-inch tall Warrior Knight figurine, a hardbound art book, and a cloth map of the game world. If you pre-order the package you'll also get the Black Armor Edition, which comes in a steelbook case and includes the official soundtrack. Seems like a pretty standard price and spread for a pre-order collector's edition these days, and these bundles usually are pretty slick, but I have to ask myself...when did this obscure, hardcore little series go so mainstream like CoD and Assassin's Creed?

Both Soul Stirring Special Editions Make DARK SOULS II Worth Dying For on March 11, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. ?? (September 18, 2013) ?? NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today the details surrounding its DARK SOULS® II Collector??s Edition and Black Armor Pre-Order Edition. Offered in limited quantities and while supplies last, both the Collector??s Edition and Black Armor Edition of DARK SOULS II contain items that are sure to please fans of DARK SOULS; a game that has been lauded by critics and fans to deliver one of the most challenging experiences in videogame history. DARK SOULS II is scheduled to launch in the Americas on March 11, 2014 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft. DARK SOULS II for PCs will launch in the Americas shortly after the console version becomes available to consumers.
Avid videogame collectors and aficionados will want to immediately reserve their copy of the DARK SOULS II Collector??s Edition. The DARK SOULS II Collector??s Edition will feature a premium quality Warrior Knight figurine measuring in at 12 inches in height and weighing in at nearly 16 ounces. Fans will also be able to thumb through an exclusive hardbound art-book filled with never-before-seen images created by the talented artists at game developer FromSoftware. True adventure fans are sure to enjoy the sizable full-color fabric map of the DARK SOULS II game world that can only be had within the Collector??s Edition. Topping off this extensive package is the metal game case from the DARK SOULS II Black Armor Edition which will contain both the game disc and the official game soundtrack.
Rewards also await DARK SOULS II fans that simply pre-order the game as they will automatically receive the DARK SOULS II Black Armor Edition when the game launches; while supplies last. The Black Armor Edition features a metal case that contains both the game disc and the official game soundtrack that is sure to stir emotions and set players?? mood for battle.
??DARK SOULS II possesses one of the most enthusiastic and hardcore fan bases in today??s videogame cultural sphere,?? says Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. ??We??ve paid extra close attention when creating the Collector??s Edition and Black Armor Edition to ensure that each package offers compelling contents to both our most passionate hardcore fans and for gamers that are ready to take on the challenges in DARK SOULS II for the first time.??
Dark Souls II will be launching in the Americas on March 11, 2014 on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with the PC edition to follow shortly. To learn more about Dark Souls II or to pre-order the game, please visit http://www.darksoulsii.com/. To stay up-to-date with DARK SOULS II including updates on the upcoming DARK SOULS II Beta; please visit the DARK SOULS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/darksouls. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI America Inc.??s games please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com.