Hang on, is this an expansion / elaborate DLC pack for Dark Souls II ? No, not really; it’s updated version of the original Dark Souls II that includes all its previous DLCs–it’s essentially the “Deluxe Edition” of Dark Souls II .
This updated version of the game will be launching for all platforms next year, and it’ll be accompanied by platform-wide patch for existing versions of the game, patch 1.10. Not only that, but Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC will feature enhanced and remastered graphics, along with an increase capacity for its multiplayer modes and rebalanced gameplay among others–including deadlier enemies, a brand-new NPC, expanded lore and new in-game events.
To boot, the 1.10 patch for the original Dark Souls II will available to download free of charge when it releases. This large-scale patch will also include improved balancing and matchmaking, along with an expanded story, too.
With this Dark Souls II re-release, all three previous DLC pack will be included: “ Crown of the Sunken King ”, “ Crown of the Old Iron King ” and “ Crown of the Ivory King ”. However, the DLCs will not be included with the 1.10 patch. It’s also reported that there won’t be any cross-generational multiplayer support, either.
Whilst PC users who already own Dark Souls II will be also receive the contents of patch 1.10, but they’ll unfortunately have to buy Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin individually in order to access the updates that’ll be included in the Xbox One / PlayStation 4 version of the updated game, because those specific feature utilize DirectX 11.
If you receive the 1.10 patch for the original Dark Souls II on PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 or PC (DirectX 9), you’ll receive the following:
New characters and events
Story and world additions (including item descriptions)
Various balancing tweaks
However, if you opt to buy Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for PlayStation 4 / Xbox One or PC (DirectX 11), you’ll receive the following as well as the above:
Graphics and performance upgrades
Improved online multiplayer (for up to six players)
Enemy and game design adjustments
All three DLC packs released to date
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (and presumably its accompanying patch 1.10) is currently slated to release on Friday, April 3 next year for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlaYStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC. We’ll bring you more news on this game should further information reach our ears.
[ Via: VG24/7 ]