At a pre-Tokyo Game Show conference, Namco Bandai announced that it will launch the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dark Souls 2 on March 11 2014 in North America. The game will be available in European markets a few days later on March 14.
Namco Bandai also announced a Collector Edition bundle which features a 12-inch figurine based on the character seen on the box art, an art book, a fabric map of the game world and an official soundtrack. The CE bundle comes in a metal case. Pricing details for this bundle have not been divulged yet.
Gamers who pre-order the game will get the Black Armor Edition, which also comes in a metal case, and includes the game DVDs along with the official soundtrack. The pre-order version costs $59.96 and is available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada.
The first round of Dark Souls 2 beta will begin from October 12, which will be followed by another beta round starting October 27. The game will make its North American debut on March 11 2014, and will launch on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Namco said that the PC version of the game will be available shortly thereafter.