Namco Bandai has officially pinned down their release window for the highly anticipated Dark Souls II, revealing that PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will be able to repeatedly meet their demise on March 11, 2014 in North America, March 14th across Europe, and March 13th in Japan.
Those who prefer to experience digital death on their PC will have to wait until sometime later in March, while the team works “on more options on how to make [that] version optimal.”
In addition to the release date announcement, Namco Bandai also revealed that fans will be able to fork over some extra cash to the publisher in exchange for a collector’s edition of Dark Souls II. These “Black Armour” editions come with a tin case for the game disc, the game soundtrack (on an actual CD, believe it or not), one “authentic cloth map” of the world, an art book, and a 12″ warrior knight figurine. You can see the whole spread included in both the North American and European collector editions of the game in the gallery at the bottom of this post.
Finally, Namco Bandai and From Software have been kind enough tease us with a brand new Dark Souls II trailer at TGS 2013 this week. Check out that bad boy in the video embedded below, and look for more coverage on the title as we get closer to its release next March.
[Update] Namco Bandai has revealed that Dark Souls II Collector Edition is priced at $119.99.