Dark Souls II fear little beyond how long they've had to wait for their game to ported to the PC. As a kindness, perhaps the last kindness players will receive before they finish the game, Steam has decided to make Dark Souls II available just a bit early. While the full, official launch of Dark Souls II remains Friday, April 25, digital purchasers on Steam will discover the game has unlocked starting at 3:00 PM PDT/6:00 PM EDT.
Perhaps to accent to early release announcement, Namco Bandai Europe has released a final PC trailer showcasing gameplay from the visually updated port. It's filled with shining knights and honorable heroes, err, just kidding. It's filled with terrible monstrosities and undead warriors with dulled, ragged blades. They all do shine quite a bit though, thanks to the reflection and shadowing tech that's part of the game's visual updates.
As is often the case these days, the PC version of the game really does seem to be the version to own. It's unfortunate that publishers and developers believe they have to delay these versions of the game so that their console sales meet expectations out of fear of piracy or some other nonsense. I mean, dang, this game looks so much better on PC compared to consoles. Why wouldn't a publisher want to launch their best product first?
Dark Souls II will be available on PC starting tomorrow, April 25, but pre-orderers on Steam can download the game and play it when it unlocks eight hours early. Yes, Steam players can start playing the game at 3:00 PM PDT/6:00 PM EDT. It unlocks at the same time in Europe too for those across the Atlantic.