Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin - Upgrades and Improvement Details!
"Your soul is still frail and pallid...
If you proceed regardless, your fate will be more terrible than mere life or death,
But I will not stop you if that is your hearts desire." - Emerald Herald
As the embargo from Bandai Namco lifts like a fog gate post boss, the true form of Dark Souls II: Scholars of the First Sin can now be revealed. With updated graphics and lighting akin to that of the pre-retail demo build and new upgraded online features, this version can be considered to be the real version of Dark Souls II.
For those who have already taken the scenic route to Dragelic since the much lauded 2014 release of the original Dark Souls II, they'll be pleased to know that this definitive version brings forth a lot of new content making the trip back worthwhile. For those who have not #PREPARETODIE yet, gather round the bonfire, and get ready for a tale like no other.
In Dark Souls II: Scholars of the First Sin, included with the game are all 3 DLCs from the Lost Crown Trilogy: Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, Crown Of The Ivory King, all highly rated and retain sprawling labyrinth levels of imminent demise highly reminiscent of Miyazaki's (Lead Dev of the Souls series) level design. And while this is expected for any self-respecting GOTY edition, the biggest changes are thus:
- The Scholar of the First Sin: A new mysterious NPC will guide the player through the new hazards of Drangleic and beyond - what his presence foretells, we have yet to know...
- There's a way to keep enemy respawn! If players now join the covenant "Company Of Champions", enemies will no longer disappear after a set amount of kills.
- The number of white phantom summons (co-op) has been increased to 6 simultaneously.
- White Phantoms no longer disappear in the middle of boss fights - like Dark Souls, they will stay until either the boss or player dies.
- The warp menu will now highlight the top three areas with the most traffic, so players can choose to avoid or invade said locations.
- Item descriptions and lore has been enhanced for many items across the board for a deeper understanding of the Dark Souls II universe.
- A new item known as the "Agape Ring" will allow players to control their total soul count - the modifier on which online matchmaking is based.
With all these combined, it is indeed time to praise the sun - this fully realized and balanced ode to punishing difficulty is on the top of our lists!
For the exact differences in versions, here is a handy guide from Bandai Namco:
© 2015 Play-Asia.com. OK to reproduce if copyright note stays intact.
- 04/27/17 05:16:05 PM
The Hero of Time Awakens! Real Action Heroes Presents Link from Breath of the Wild!
- 04/27/17 04:17:47 PM
Dash and Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!
- 04/27/17 03:57:27 PM
Gravity Rush 2 Get a Free DLC Costume in a Crossover with Nier Automata!
- 04/27/17 10:48:36 AM
強化後的終極版《Mario Kart 8 Deluxe》本週末登陸Nintendo Switch！
- 04/26/17 06:51:02 PM
Now You're Thinking With Portals: Figma Atlas!
- 04/26/17 06:09:19 PM
Shin Godzilla Emerges on DVD and BD! First Time with English Subtitles!
- 04/26/17 05:17:46 PM
More Heroes and Villains Join the Fight Across Dimensions in Marvel vs Capcom Infinite!
- 04/26/17 03:28:00 PM
Wonder Boy is back!
- 04/26/17 11:16:45 AM
Had Your Cake Yet? Celebrate God Eater's 7th Anniversary with These Special T-Shirts!
- 04/25/17 06:52:11 PM
FLASH SALE TIME!! The New Nintendo 3DS LL & XL Now on Sale for Limited Time!
- 04/25/17 06:23:03 PM
The Ladies of Dead or Alive 5 Demonstrate the Pure Charms of Japanese Shrine Maidens!
- 04/25/17 05:39:05 PM
ALERT!! Wide Spread Reports of Extremely Rare PokeMon Appearing Across the Region!
- 04/25/17 03:28:00 PM
Prey – Nothing can survive, maybe...
- 04/25/17 03:09:16 PM
整合本篇與全六波下載內容，PS4/PSV《GUNDAM BREAKER 3 BREAK EDITION》中文版5月2日推出～
- 04/25/17 02:28:22 PM
WEEKLY SPECIAL: Mortal Kombat X, The Order 1886, Xenoblade Chronicles X & MORE!
- 04/24/17 10:00:00 PM
WEEKLY SPECIAL: Instant Digital Codes!
- 04/24/17 06:16:51 PM
The Best Date Is Now the Best Bride! Tokisaki Kurumi Continues to Get the Best Figures!
- 04/24/17 03:24:00 PM
Anytime, anywhere enjoy the Netflix's shows!!!!
- 04/21/17 06:39:19 PM
Super Sonico Joins the Summer Fun in Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash!!
- 04/21/17 03:44:00 PM
Don't be too lazy, play harder!