If you’re curious about the Dark Souls II series but still haven’t taken the plunge into the infamously challenging game, this upcoming release might just change your mind. Bandai Namco Games has announced Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for a smattering of consoles — including Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The title is headed for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, releasing for Western audiences on April 7, 2015.
It’s being billed as the “complete Dark Souls II experience,” which will include three of the previously released DLC packages: Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. Additionally, it will feature brand new NPCs, tweaks to further balance the game, altered item descriptions, and improved matchmaking. You’ll need to supply your own back-up controller in case you smash the first one though.
But if you’ve already got a copy and aren’t interested in trading up for the latest and greatest, there’s an incoming patch that will be available for download to bring existing copies of the game up to speed.
Additionally, the next-gen and PC versions of the games will feature graphical, aural, and performance upgrades as well as an update to the amount of players that can be online in a single session.
If this is your first brush with Dark Souls II, you’ll be getting the most content you can get in this release. Is this the first time you’ve ever played one of these games before? Let us know in the comments below.