Update: Following initial reports of Dark Souls II's April release on PC, publisher Bandai Namco stated that the launch date is actually unconfirmed at this point. When asked directly about the original April 25 date, the company came back with the following tweet:
@Matt_GZ We haven't announced a release date yet - We'll have more info on that soon though!— NAMCO BANDAI America (@namcogames) February 28, 2014
So for now, we're not sure when Dark Souls II will be released on PC. Hopefully not too long after the console versions.
Arguably, the best Dark Souls experience was on PC. That's because, despite a rather sloppy port from Bandai Namco, the PC gaming community united and provided some outstanding mods almost immediately to make the game better than ever. Recognizing that, it seems like Bandai Namco's putting a bit more priority on their port with Dark Souls II. Expect the PC version of the game to launch April 25.
That's still more than a month and a half later than Dark Souls II's console counterparts, but it's still a huge improvement. Considering that Dark Souls' PC release was put out over ten months after console release, a month and a half doesn't seem so bad.
On top of that, Bandai Namco has also said they'll make sure Dark Souls II on PC is better than its predecessor. Expect four times the resolution, 60 frames per second, and a more tightly tuned mouse and keyboard experience. Oh, and how about a Collector's Edition too? Expect all this and hours of endless death when Dark Souls II launches on PC on April 25, following up the game's launch on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 March 11.