Dark Souls

Dark Souls

Digital ReleaseSteam
August 23, 2012

PC (Games For Windows)
August 24, 2012
October 25, 2012 (JP)

Xbox 360
March 12, 2013 (AU, EU, JP, NA)
DelistingAugust 22, 2013 – GFWL
May 08, 2018 – Steam
May 2023 – Xbox 360
DeveloperFrom Software
PublisherBandai NAMCO
Available OnRetail
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
LinksSteam page
Silicon Era news


Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition was delisted from Steam on May 8th, 2018. The game’s store page and title remain but the purchase link redirects to Dark Souls: Remastered. The remastered version was released on May 23rd, 2018 on Steam, and also came to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

According to Silicon Era, “people who own [Prepare to Die Edition] will still have it and be able to redownload it, but new customers will instead be directed to Dark Souls: Remastered. Should someone own the previous edition, they will get a 50% off discount on a Steam purchase of Dark Souls: Remastered”.

About the Game

Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ Edition will include an untold chapter in the world of Lordran. Sent back to the past, player will discover the story when Knight Artorias still lives.

New Bosses – Including Black Dragon, Sanctuary Guardian, Artorias of the Abyss.

PVP Arena & Online Matchmaking System – Quick matching for players to play 1vs1, 2vs2 and 4 player battle royal.

New Areas – Including Oolacile Township, Oolacile Sanctuary, Royal Wood, Battle of Stoicism which is the training ground for online PVP battles.

New Enemies – Including Wooden scarecrows, Chained Prisoner, Stone Knight.

New NPCs – Including Hawkeye Gough, Elizabeth (keeper of the sanctuary).

New Weapons and Armor – Equip some from the new bosses, enemies, and NPCs

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