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Both Soul Stirring Special Editions Make DARK SOULS II Worth Dying For on March 14, 2014

PARIS, FRANCEndash; 19 th September 2013ndash;nbsp; NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. announced today the details surrounding its DARK SOULStrade; II Collectorrsquo;s Edition and Black Armour Pre-Order Edition. Offered in limited quantities and while supplies last, both the Collectorrsquo;s Edition and Black Armour Edition of DARK SOULS II contain items that are sure to please fans of DARK SOULS ; a game that has been lauded by critics and fans to deliver one of the most challenging experiences in videogame history. DARK SOULS II is scheduled to launch in Europe and Australasia on March 14, 2014 for the PlayStationreg;3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360reg; games and entertainment system from Microsoft. DARK SOULS II for PCs will launch in Europe and Australasia shortly after in 2014.

Avid videogame collectors and aficionados will want to immediately reserve their copy of the DARK SOULS II Collectorrsquo;s Edition. The DARK SOULS II Collectorrsquo;s Edition will feature a premium quality Warrior Knight figurine measuring in at 12 inches / 30 cm in height and weighing in at nearly 16 ounces / 450 grams. Fans will also be able to thumb through an exclusive hardbound art-book filled with never-before-seen images created by the talented artists at game developer FromSoftware. True adventure fans are sure to enjoy the sizable full-colour fabric map of the DARK SOULS II game world that can only be had within the Collectorrsquo;s Edition. Topping off this extensive package is the metal game case from the DARK SOULS II Black Armour Edition which will contain both the game disc and the official game soundtrack composed by famed Japanese composer Motoi Sakuraba.

Rewards also await DARK SOULS II fans that simply pre-order the game as they will automatically receive the DARK SOULS II Black Armour Edition when the game launches; while supplies last. The Black Armour Edition features a metal case that contains both the game disc and the official game soundtrack that is sure to stir emotions and set playersrsquo; mood for battle.

ldquo; DARK SOULS II will offer hardcore fans and newcomers alike a challenging yet rewarding experience with a whole new sense of achievement,rdquo; said Olivier COMTE, Senior Vice-President at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe.ldquo; Working closely with FROM SOFTWARE, wersquo;re excited to be bringing these Collectorrsquo;s Edition and special Black Armour Edition, with appealing added content for everyone that will allow them to fully dive into the world of DARK SOULS II.rdquo;

Dark Souls II will be launching in Europe and Australasia on March 14, 2014 on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with the PC edition to follow shortly in 2014. To learn more about Dark Souls II or to pre-order the game, please visit http://www.darksoulsII.com. To stay up-to-date with DARK SOULS II including updates on the upcoming DARK SOULS II Beta; please visit the DARK SOULS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/darksouls.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.nbsp; The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industryrsquo;s top video game franchises, including PAC-MANtrade;, Tekkentrade;, SOULCALIBURtrade;, NARUTOtrade;, NARUTO SHIPPUDENtrade;,nbsp;Dragon Ballreg;, GALAGAtrade;, RIDGE RACERtrade; and ACE COMBATtrade;.nbsp; More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.eu ornbsp; www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.

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