Warning to anyone still wanting to pick up the Dark Souls 2 Collectors Edition: Namco Bandai have informed us that it’s pretty much out of stock, so if you still want to get a pre-order in, you’ll have to hunt around and have a lot of luck. It might still be possible to get your hands on it without resorting to eBay, but don’t get your hopes up – and I’m not sure how long the Black Armour edition will remain in stock, either.
The Black Armour version comes with the game, the game soundtrack, and a metal case that I imagine will be slightly bigger than every other gamebox you have, making your shelves look untidy. The Collectors Edition has all of that, plus a cloth map of the Dark Souls 2 world, a hardback artbook, and a 12 inch Warrior Knight figurine. PC versions of the first two can be found for less than £30; the Collectors Edition, on the other hand, appears to be retailing for about £85. Assuming you can find anywhere still selling it.
Oh, and naturally, different retailers have different pre-order bonuses. Game have a t-shirt, Amazon have “steel art cards”, Zavvi and The Hut are offering the Into the Light comic, ShopTo are throwing in an iPhone 5 cover, Gamestop UK have a poster, and a number of independent retailers have a different poster.
Dark Souls 2 is due out for consoles on 14 March, and for PC on mumblemumblecough.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.