Are you ready to die on the PC? Dark Souls PC version confirmed for 24 August release

Namco Bandai will release Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for the PC on 24 August, GameSpot reported on Wednesday, ensuring that PC gamers will not be left out from the masochism that their Xbox 360 and PS3 console brethren have been experiencing from this hit title.

Developers From Software will include an exclusive new chapter for the PC version, called “Artorias of the Abyss”, which containts new areas, enemies, and bosses.

The PC edition of Dark Souls will also feature an “enhanced” PvP mode where players can “more closely” create battles against each other, Namco Bandai told GameSpot.

There is one unfortunate caveat about the PC port though: The game will use Games For Windows Live (GFWL), Microsoft’s much despised DRM system and online platform.

The PC release comes after a petition which garnered over 90,000 signatures got the attention of Namco Bandai, according to the game publisher’s community manager Tony Shoupinou.

Interestingly, a separate petition was created on Thursday to protest the use of Games For Windows Live in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. The petition has attracted over 12,000 signatures at the time of writing.

Will From Software or Namco Bandai heed the crowd once again and drop its decision to use GFWL? Will GFWL be the new final boss for the PC version? We shall see.

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