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Prepare to run Dark Souls 2 with the PC version's system requirements

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Namco Bandai and From Software outlined the system requirements for the Windows PC version of Dark Souls 2, giving PC gamers ample time to upgrade their computers before the game's launch next month.

The PC version of Dark Souls 2 is currently available for pre-purchase digitally through Steam. That version offers 10 early access weapons and shields and a host of digital extras: the original game soundtrack, an art book of concept drawings, characters and enemies in PDF format and the Dark Souls 2 digital comic book.

A physical version of Dark Souls 2's PC release is available from Club Namco in a collector's edition option. The higher-end collector's edition comes with a metal case, 12-inch tall Warrior Knight statue, hardbound art book, cloth map, the soundtrack on CD and codes for the game itself and the Black Armor weapons pack.

The minimum and recommended specifications for hardware and operating system, from Steam, are listed below.

Minimum

  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2 GHz or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT, ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2100 3.10 GHz or AMD A8 3870K 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 6870 or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device

Dark Souls 2 hits Windows PC on April 25. It will include higher resolution textures, an enhanced frame rate option and keyboard and mouse control support, as well as gamepad support.