CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE– 3 June 2011 Leading video game publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., today announced Dark Souls™ is releasing in Europe on October 7 th and in North America on October 4 th 2011 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 in-store at major games retailers and with online retailers including,,, and for the same price as the standard edition. It 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 in North America on October 4,k 2011. For more information on the game please visit and

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is a leading software publisher producing a broad catalogue of high quality interactive entertainment for console and PC gaming platforms and online which is marketed and sold in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including Tekken™, Dragon Ball®, Naruto™, SOULCALIBUR™, One Piece™, RidgeRacer™, Ace Combat™ and Tamagotchi™.

Dark Souls™©2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.©2011 FromSoftware, Inc.

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Press Release© 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

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