Dark Souls PC petition successful: Prepare to Die come August

Don't ever say you can't make a difference on this cold hard planet. From Software fans were told that Dark Souls on PC could happen if they'd only gather over 90,000 people to register their interest in a PC version of Dark Souls (that's somewhat more friends than you have, unless you're Justin Bieber - which you're probably not, statistically speaking). And they did it! Now, the Dark Souls faithful have ensured a healthy increase to the sum total of teeth-grinding frustration in the world with the confirmation of their request through Germany's PC Action magazine (via NeoGAF).

The new PC version of Dark Souls, branded the Prepare to Die edition, is slated for an August release. According to PC Action, the port will include gamepad support and graphical enhancements, as well as two new bosses: the Guardian of the Tomb and Black Dragon. Namco and developer From Software have yet to issue an official statement on the title, though Australian mag PC Powerplay's also teased news of a Dark Souls PC port incoming for a reveal later this week.

Congratulations, PC players: prepare for your turn at an experience where “now there's more ways to die horribly!” counts as a major selling-point.


  • gazzc - April 10, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    I have heard a lot about this game and would look forwards to getting the chance to play it, I just feel I may have lost interest by august. However I will still buy it (only) if it gets a proper PC port.
  • SideOfBeef - April 9, 2012 6:39 p.m.

    Instapurchased. I just hope that their "graphical improvements" include letting the effing swamp area get a double digit framerate.
  • OohWiiUILookJustLikeBuddyHolly - April 9, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    Good to see more people can enjoy these great games. Now if only PC gamers could be more supportive when their games come to us...
  • KnowYourPokemon - April 9, 2012 7:25 p.m.

    Oh yes, I mean I can't think of any console gamers who complained about us possibly getting Dark Souls... :P I for one am glad console gamers will finally get to see The Witcher 2. If you're referring to Diablo 3 however, it's more like PC gamers don't like seeing their game changed to cater to a platform they don't use. CDProjekt is an example of how to do these things right, do your main version and then work on your ported version separately so that it can be catered to that machine. Don't change the experience for one group of gamers to cater to another and don't try to meet in the midground. That doesn't cause anything good. It only causes bad ports to happen and that's what Blizzard seems to be doing.
  • martin-rodriguez - April 9, 2012 9:23 p.m.

    Totally agree with you. Too many devs now days just looking at dollar signs, and forgetting the love of the games that got them to do it in the first place
  • SirNinja - April 9, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    I'd like to think we were when it came to the Witcher 2. I was, at least. It's awesome that TW2 will be played by quite a bit more people.
  • martin-rodriguez - April 9, 2012 9:19 p.m.

    It's cuz we always get screwed man. Nothing personal, just the truth. Like think of a new entry into your favorite series on 360 or PS3, all the sudden be watered down to please 6-15 year olds on their PS2(s). Then imagine the developer tells you that their including awesome features like TV and gamepad support, all at almost 720P !! But their taking out your epic fighting moves, and map, and options, and any real form of challenge, so they can cater to the "casual" crowd. Your left with a husk of a game of something you once loved and supported, and your treated like a criminal even tho you purchased your game, yet you gotta suffer cuz of some bad apples. THAT's what it's like to PC gamers now days. And it sucks hard lol
  • martin-rodriguez - April 9, 2012 9:22 p.m.

    On another note, I'm looking forward to this game, looks pretty BA
  • gazzc - April 10, 2012 10:55 a.m.

    I do not mind PC games coming to console, as long as they are designed for a PC then ported to the consoles. What myself and a javascript:Recaptcha.reload();lot of others do not like is when a developer makes a PC game but during development makes changes to the game so that it will accommodate console players and does so at the expense of the PC gamers.
  • BladedFalcon - April 9, 2012 5:36 p.m.

    Hey, this is pretty cool news! Now more gamers can join in of the Mass slaughte-er... fun! But yeah, glad PC gamers can also get to play it now ^^
  • ThundaGawd - April 9, 2012 5:17 p.m.

    OH GOD YES, I can finally play this with a friend of mine :D

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