You might have thought that buying into the new generation of consoles would protect you from the gleeful, maniacal punishment of the Dark Souls series, but you were wrong. Namco has revealed that a new edition of Dark Souls 2
, subtitled Scholar of the First Sin
, is headed to Xbox 360, PS3, PC and now, for the first time, Xbox One and PS4.
On all platforms – according to Namco – the expanded edition of the game packs some new features, including improved balance, new NPCs, an expanded story, and new item descriptions. These improvements will also be available to existing Dark Souls 2
owners via a free update. Meanwhile, the Xbox One, PS4 and DirectX 11 PC versions of the game will offer "enhanced graphics," with Namco explaining to Joystiq that this includes higher resolution textures and improved lighting effects, among other things. Furthermore, these versions of the game will increase the maximum number of online players.
Of course, it wouldn't be a proper re-release without packing in some DLC, and all versions of Scholar of the First Sin
will include all three of Dark Souls 2
's DLC episodes
. Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin
is set to arrive on April 7, 2015 – just after Bloodborne
, developer From Software's newest game, hits the shelves.