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games™ celebrates Namco’s Dark Souls with special foil slipcase

Imagine Publishing and Namco Bandai join forces to create a celebration package you’ll love to death

On Thursday 29 September, issue 114 of games™ goes on sale across the UK and the world with a special edition cover and commemorative collector’s foil slipcase to celebrate the first review of Dark Souls.

In 2009, games™ awarded a rare 10/10 to FromSoftware’s Demon’s Souls, calling it“undeniable genius”. On 7 October 2011, its spiritual sequel, Dark Souls, arrives to the expectations of RPG-loving gamers and games™’s loyal readership alike. To mark the release, games™ has partnered with Namco Bandai to deliver the world’s first review to its readers, accompanied by a rare look at the inner workings of Dark Souls creator FromSoftware, all wrapped in a collector’s package lovingly designed to complement Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls on any gamer’s shelves.

“Working with games™ and Imagine Publishing on this Dark Souls package was an obvious choice,” said Lee Kirton, Marketing Director at Namco Bandai Partners.“Their understanding of the product has led to a great treatment that suits the Dark Souls brand perfectly and provides the fans with a true collector’s package. I look forward to working with them again on our future titles.”

“Dark Souls is exactly the sort of game I enjoy championing; it’s a real gamer’s game that’s not scared to throw down a challenge,” added Rick Porter, Editor in Chief of games™.“After the success of its predecessor, it was great to work with Namco Bandai and come up with the perfect celebration package for the fans. I’m really pleased with the results.”

games™ issue 114 is available to buy on 29 September 2011 from all good newsagents and supermarkets, and direct from www.imagineshop.co.uk.

Imagine Publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer specialist publishers. Formed in May 2005, Imagine now publishes 20 regular print magazines, 30 digital apps, and 28 websites in the technology, videogames, photography and knowledge/science markets. An Imagine magazine is purchased every ten seconds.?

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