5th June 2011 - Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., today announced Dark Souls is releasing in Europe October 7 and on North America October 4 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.  A new action-role playing game (RPG) developed by FROMSOFTWARE, Dark Souls is the spiritual successor to 2009’s critically acclaimed PlayStation 3 exclusive Demon’s Souls - winner of GameSpot’s “Overall Game of the Year” and “Best PS3 Game”, and IGN’s “Best RPG for PS3” awards.


Dark Souls is a brand new action role-playing game developed by acclaimed studio FROMSOFTWARE. Set in a rich, dark fantasy universe, Dark Souls features tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and ground-breaking online features which combine for a truly unique RPG experience. Dark Souls breaks down barriers with a seamless world design that encourages exploration and fosters adaptability. As players encounter terrifying enemies and discover new areas, the game's foundation of challenge and reward permeates the experience to provide an unparalleled sense of achievement.


The Dark Souls Limited Edition can be pre-ordered, the same price as the standard edition, and will include a limited edition art book containing premium illustrations of characters and environments from the game, a mini-strategy guidebook, behind-the-scenes videos from the development studio detailing various stages of game concept, design and building, and the game’s soundtrack for digital download.  All of this will come packaged with the standard edition game.


Dark Souls will be available throughout Europe on October 7 and North America on October 4 2011. For more information on the game please visit and