Namco Bandai have announced that both the Limited Edition and Collector’s Edition of Dark Souls II are to be enhanced. Fans who pre-order the Black Armor or Collector’s Edition will now receive an additional voucher that allows them to unlock early use of the Black Amor Weapons Pack. These items will be found in players’ inventories upon starting the game, no doubt providing a much needed boost for the challenging Dark Souls experience.
The packs that will be available with the voucher can be read below, while a small sneak peek at the weapons can be found on this Dark Souls II banner.
- Black Flamestone Dagger and Black Flamestone Parma – A dagger and shield encrusted in Black Flamestone both found in the Gutter at Black Gulch. Even though they are heavier than a normal dagger and shield, the Flamestone crystal’s unique properties make the dagger extremely sharp and give the shield high resistance to damage.
- Yellow Quartz Long Sword and Yellow Quartz Shield – A straight sword and small shield hardened with yellow quartz both uncovered at the bottom of the Iron Keep. Even though these items can break easily due to their high level of corrosion, they are exceptionally light and their power to inflict damage has not declined.
- Bound Hand Axe and Bound Wooden Shield – A brutal hand axe and shield found in the Undead Purgatory. Both items are wrapped in chains and thorns to cause additional bleeding on enemies. Both the axe and shield have diminished in overall slashing power but their ability to deliver pain has been deliberately increased.
- Homunculus Mace and Homunculus Wooden Shield – A mace and shield with spherical protrusions found in Aldia’s Keep. Although heavier than normal maces and shields, the hard protrusions greatly increase the striking power of the mace as well as the shield’s defensive capabilities.
- Transgressor’s Staff and Transgressor’s Leather Shield – A staff and leather shield entwined with an unknown and seemingly lackluster element; these items are found in the Dark Chasm of Old. They have become a catalyst for sorcery and hex and cause an effect known as Darkness.
On top of the new content, the Collector’s Edition of Dark Souls II will also contain a premium quality Warrior Knight figurine, a hard-bound art book and a full-colour fabric map of the Dark Souls II world. It also features the same content as the Limited Black Armor Edition, which includes a metal case and official game soundtrack.
Dark Souls II will be available in Europe on March 14th. It will initially be available for PS3 and Xbox 360, but will arrive on PC at a slightly later date. To learn more or pre-order the game, head over to the official Dark Souls II website.