Dark Souls 2 will launch on March 11, 2014 on PS3 and Xbox 360 in North America, with a PC version soon to follow. Namco Bandai revealed the date in a press release for the punishing FromSoftware game's pre-order and collector's editions.
The pre-order exclusive Black Armor edition will come in an appropriately durable metal case which will include both the game disc and its official soundtrack. With it you can enjoy the sounds of victory and terror even if you're not in imminent danger of being thrown off a rampart!
The Collector's Edition will include several physical goodies on top of the contents of the Black Armor Edition: a 12 inch Warrior Knight figurine, a hardcover art book, and a full-color fabric map of the world of Dark Souls 2. Namco Bandai has yet to announce a price for this edition.
Beta tests for the PS3 version will open on Oct. 12.