Despite From Software referring to the PC as the lead platform for Dark Souls II, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of the game will still be launching first, on March 11. Now From has revealed just how long PC gamers will have to wait for their better-looking verison.
Dark Souls II will hit the PC on April 25, more than six weeks after the console versions are released.
Though PC gamers will have to work hard to avoid spoilers for the game they will be rewarded for their patience. The PC version of Dark Souls II will allow for higher resolutions and framerates than the console versions. From Software also promises that it is working to make the game's controls work with a mouse and keyboard set-up, though gamers will probably still be best served using a gamepad.
“We’re conscious of the high expectations from PC gamers and are working with From Software in ensuring that the PC version of Dark Souls II offers the best experience possible," said Mathieu Piau, EMEA marketing director at Namco Bandai Games Europe. “After an amazing first opus, Dark Souls II promises an even more engaging, richer and challenging adventure that should please all gamers, regardless of their platform of choice.”
In addition to the PC release date, Namco Bandai today released a new trailer for Dark Souls II. The video previews a portion of the game's opening prologue cut-scene: