Dark Souls PC petition

Dark Souls PC release date announced: new bosses, PVP modes, Games for Windows Live

Owen Hill at

Prepare to Die Edition. That's actually what it's called. Namco Bandai have announced that the PC version of Dark Souls - one of the most acclaimed console games of last year - will be available on August 24.

Aside from standard PC goodness like smooth framerates and extra resolutions, we're getting a PVP mode that'll make it easier to organise one-on-one battles and a new chapter of content. "Artorias of the Abyss" will bring new bosses, including a toothed hand, a disinterested dragon and a lion who's grown wings and horns. Oh, and Games for Windows Live - one of the most deadly fun-killers ever created by man - that'll also feature.

Dark Souls PC petition gets Namco Bandai's attention

Tom Senior at

The petition to support a PC version of Dark Souls has twigged Namco Bandai's attention. Late last week, the Namco Bandai admin who encouraged fans to start a Dark Souls PC petition reported back to say "I honestly wasn't expecting such a massive support. My boss(es) even came to talk to me about this, after it explodes all around the world."

"If you wanted to have the attention of Namco Bandai Games, now you have it," he says.

The Dark Souls petition currently has 77,356 signatures. It'll probably need quite a lot more than that to convince Namco to fund a port, but you never know. The number of supporters continues to grow.