Dark Souls II May Hit PCs in April 2014

PC gamers waiting for Dark Souls II may not to have to wait much longer than their console counterparts to get their hands on the game.

While Bandai Namco has attempted to downplay the reveal, a Dark Souls II promo image has recently surfaced suggesting that the game will release to PCs on April 25th. This, of course, would be about a month after its planned launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 and a vast improvement over the computer version of the original Dark Souls which didn’t arrive until more than a year after its initial launch.

Responding to the news, Bandai Namco Tweeted a statement affirming that it “[hasn’t] announced a PC release date yet” and that it would “have more info to share on that front soon.” The company has also said that the collector’s edition in question is only being released in Southeast Asia areas such as Singapore, Malayasia and Thailand. Even with this denial however there is some evidence to suggest that the April 25th date could be more real than the company’s letting on.

For one, while it denied the suggested release date, it confirmed that the pictured collector’s edition exists. That means that this probably came from within the company itself and isn’t just a clever fan fake. In turn, the April 25th date in the image could have some grounding in reality. If it winds up being the real deal it should be remembered that the various international editions of the original Dark Souls were released within roughly the same time frame, give or take a day or two. This was the case for both the console and the PC versions of the game. We will, of course, have to wait for Bandai Namco to announce an official release date. That said, here’s hoping this winds up carrying water.

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