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Dark Souls II: Scholar Of The First Sin gets multi-tier upgrade

All packages come with added confusion
Dulani Wilson 30th March, 2015 Gaming
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dark souls 2. the action pixel. @theactionpixelDark Souls II: Scholar Of The First Sin released their upgrade packages which have fans saying “yay” with an added question mark and rising vocal inflection.

The Bandai Namco game is presenting a complete package of the game, which includes all previous DLC and overall enhancements for DirectX11, that is graphics, sound, online experience… the works. But here is where the confusion starts.

The DirectX9 version of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is US$40. DirectX11 version of the game is US$50. You own Dark Souls II on Steam? Well you can upgrade to the DirectX11 edition of Scholar (since the current version is DX9) for $30. Own Dark Souls II with all the patches? Well you can just upgrade to the DX11 version for $20.

So if your headiing to th Steam store to buy any of these packages you may want to have a thorough read through first about what version you actually need. And with DX9 and DX11 versions of Dark Souls II: Scholar Of The First Sin existing on separate pages of Steam’s site, comparisons of features will be a bit cumbersome.

But alas, Bandai Namco is here to help and explain:

The difference in the DirectX11, Xbox One, and PS4 versions of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin pertaining to where enemies spawn, items are located, and other environmental differences will not allow players running newer hardware versions to connect and interact with players experiencing the game on older hardware running DirectX9, Xbox 360, and PS3

Check out the trailer for Dark Souls II: Scholar Of The First Sin “Forlorn Hope” in the player below:

And the specs to help iron our Murphy’s law over here:
 

DirectX9 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2GHz / Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17GHz
Memory: 2GB RAM
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9600GT / ATI Radeon HD5870
DirectX: 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Hard Drive: 12GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX9 sound device
Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended
 

DirectX 9 Recommended Specifications

OS: Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8
CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 3.10GHz / AMD A8 3870K 3.0GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 / ATI Radeon HD 6870 or better
DirectX: 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Hard Drive: 15GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX9 sound device
Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended
 

DirectX11 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit / Windows 8.1 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 3.1GHz / AMD A8 3870 3.6GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 465 / ATI Radeon HD 6870
DirectX: 11
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Hard Drive: 23GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX11 sound device
Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended
 

DirectX 11 Recommended Specifications

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit / Windows 8.1 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 3.4GHz / AMD FX 8150 3.6GHz or better
Memory: 8GB RAM or better
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 (700 series) or better / ATI Radeon HD 7850 (7000 series) or better
DirectX: 11
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Hard Drive: 23GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX11 sound device
Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin arrives on Steam April 1st 2015 (Let’s hope the convolute specs don’t make a fool out of you)

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