Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin now available

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the first Sin, with DirectX 11, new enemy placements, tougher enemies, new items and armour has hit Steam.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is billed as "the most complete version" of the Namco Bandai title. It collects all of the previous content released as DLC, and adds enhancements for DirectX 11, including graphic, performance, the maximum number of online players, as well as new armors and weapons. It's sounds like a great update, until you consider the pricing strategy. 

Dark Souls II - Scholar of the First Sin

The original DirectX 9 version of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is priced at $40, while the DirectX version is $50. If you already own the game on Steam you can upgrade to the DirectX11 edition (since the game's standard version is DX9) for $30; If you own DSII and all available DLC, you can upgrade to the DX11 version for an additional fee of $20.

That's not the only thing, the DX9 and DX11 versions will have separate pages on the Steam store, so you need to make sure which version you are purchasing to not shortchange yourself. The two variants are also not compatible for multiplayer. If you upgrade to the DirectX11 release, you won't be able to play with DX9 players.

"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," Bandai Namco explained.

Lastly, here are several system requirements, both for the DX9 and the DX11 versions of the game.

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 specs:

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

 


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