Ahead of this year's complete Dark Souls revisit, Bandai Namco has announced a not-so-cheap but super-rare Dark Souls Trilogy Collector's Edition.
As standard, the bundle includes all three Dark Souls titles - Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of The First Sin, and Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades - with all DLC content for each game. It also offers a pretty neat 460-page Dark Souls Compendium and six-disk Trilogy soundtrack, as well as a big box to store everything in.
But what makes the Collector's Edition so collectable, and rather expensive, is its "high-quality" hand-painted Elite Knight at the Bonfire statue. This perks the price of what would be, say, a £120 edition, to a whopping £449.99 one.
The 'Dark Souls Trilogy Collector's Edition' costs £449.99. Credit: Bandai Namco
And because of the lengthy hand-painted nature of the statue, lucky customers won't actually get their hands on it until May, possibly June, when the Collector's Edition is planned to ship.
The standard Dark Souls Trilogy, that comes with all games, DLC and digital soundtrack, releases in March. But good things come to those who wait (and can afford such things). And if you're a die hard Dark Souls fan who doesn't mind splashing the cash, it may be the new centrepiece for your collection.
Don't delay on buying one, though, if you're planning to. Bandai Namco will only release 2000 of them into the wild. Pre-orders are already open, to those living in Europe.
Here's a more detailed rundown of everything the Dark Souls Trilogy Collector's Edition has to offer:
The trilogy: Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of The First Sin, Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades, DLC content for all three games.
Statue: High-quality, numbered (1/2000), and hand-painted 34cm Elite Knight at the Bonfire statue
Dark Souls Trilogy soundtrack: six soundtrack CDs with music from all three games
460-page Dark Souls Compendium: Contains illustrated maps with boss and NPC locations, item encyclopedia, bestiary of enemies and bosses, and a manuscript of all dialogue from each game reiterate. In English only.
What do you think about this collector's edition? Will you buy one? Is it worth it? Did you expect more? Let us know.
Dark Souls Trilogy is set to release on 1 March for Xbox One and PS4, with its Collector's Edition coming May onwards.
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