Dark Souls 2 PC system requirements shouldn't tax your PC

Emanuel Maiberg

Yesterday, we finally confirmed that the PC version of Dark Souls 2 will arrive on PC on April 25 . Today, Namco Bandai revealed what you'll need to run it. As expected for a game that runs on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the recommended requirements shouldn't be too demanding for any gaming rig built in the past four years.

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT, ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD A8 3870K 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 6870 or higher
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher

And you'll of course need an internet connection to activate the product and allow strangers to invade your game and murder you when it's least convenient.

The PC version of Dark Souls II launches about a month after consoles, but it doesn't show up late empty handed. As we reported yesterday, the Dark Souls 2 facebook page promised "increased texture resolution" and an "enhanced frame rate" for the PC version. "On top of that, From Software have been working to perfectly adapt the game for a mouse & keyboard combo."

For more on Dark Souls 2, check out our interview with the game's co-director, Yui Tanimura .

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