Dark Souls II Japanese Pre-Orders Announced

By Dread Reaver, 3 years ago
NAMCO BANDAI Games has announced some Japanese specific preorder bonuses for their upcoming Dark Souls II. Depending on which retailer you order from, you could end up with a differing set of in-game items to make use of:

Geo - “Dark Flame Stone Dagger” and “Dark Flame Stone Shield”
Biccamera, Kojima, Sofmap, Furuhon Ichiba - “Yellow Crystal Long Sword” and “Yellow Crystal Shield”
Game Tsutaya, Yamada Denki, Best Denki - “Chained Hand Axe” and “Chained Wood Shield”
Yodobashi Camera - “Small Mace” and “Small Timber Shield”
Amazon.co.jp - “Criminal Cane” and “Criminal Leather Shield”
The Japanese version box set art and its contents has also been revealed, and points to the inclusion of a heap of high quality items (besides the game itself) that should keep any dungeon dwellers happy for a long time:
Box Shots

box set

To celebrate the announcement, the publisher has also released a ton of brand new in-game screenshots that show off the player's various adventures and gruelling battles, as their cursed character attempts to find a cure for their "agony":
Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Japan Preorder

Dark Souls II has now got an official release date of March 11th, 2014 in North America, March 13th, 2014 in Japan, and March 14th, 2014 across Europe. Be sure to read up on TA's own hands-on experience with a demo of the game.