We heard Sunday that Dark Souls was coming to the PC thanks to a leak from a German magazine. The announcement was made official today at a Namco Bandai Games presser.
As previously reported, the PC version of the game will be called, “Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.” It will feature new bosses, but not much else. The announcement was made via Namco Bandai’s community manager Rich Bantegui.
DARK SOULS PC … CONFIRMED … NEW CONTENT UNVEILED !!!!! ; Dark Souls : Prepair to Die Edition
According to Jim Reilly, who was also at the event, the port came about after fans requested it with a petition calling for a PC version.
Namco Bandai Games Europe also released the official trailer for the PC port. It contains footage of the two new bosses that are exclusive to the PC version. Check it out, it’s pretty awesome.
The fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight at the announcement.
So now that the Prepare to Die Edition is officially a thing, it looks like I’ll be buying Dark Souls for a second time. I must hate myself.
Dark Souls PC should be free-to-play. They give you the game then they sell you replacement keyboards whenever you smash one
Dark Souls PC trailer looks awesome. Can’t wait to die again.
There was a much stronger voice drowning out the tweets of jubilation though. It was announced that Dark Souls for PC would be using Games for Windows Live for its online component. If you’re not a PC gamer, that probably doesn’t make much sense to you, but trust me when I say that GFWL is only second to GameSpy as the least user friendly online service for PC gaming.
Ooh, Dark Souls, why you Games for Windows Live?
Namco have gone to the effort of listening to pc gamers that they want Dark Souls, surely someone there knows GFWL is a bit unpopular.
Ahaha Dark Souls on GFWL, now PC Gamers have something to complain about
#Why.Why on earth would they soil the pc release of Dark Souls with GFWL. Why. Why.
Me buying Dark Souls on PC was a very real possibility until I learned it uses Games for Windows Live for the online mode. Ugh.
Oh god WHY?!?!? Dark Souls for PC is great, but GFWL?!?!? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY ALL 140 CHARACTERS USED JUST FOR THAT EXTENDED WHY!!!!
Dark Souls will use Games for Windows Live on PC. That’s guaranteed to irk just about everyone.
Even with the awful GFWL making up the online component for the game, that shouldn’t detract from what is an amazing title being enjoyed by more people. Dark Souls will launch on PC in the U.S. and Europe on August 24. It will be available digitally and at retailers.[h/t: Joystiq]