Its been nearly three years since our first foray into the vast and dangerous realm of From Softwares Dark Souls, but thanks to the sequels recent release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 all new adventures are finally at hand. To mark the momentous launch of the critically lauded game, From Software and publisher Bandai Namco Games have seen fit to release a premium set dubbed the Dark Souls II Collectors Edition that should delight fans and collectors alike.
In addition to the metal Black Armor Edition game case, authentic cloth game map, hardcover art book, and official soundtrack CD, the Dark Souls II Collectors Edition comes with a striking 12 Warrior Knight figurine that ultimately emerges as the centerpiece of the offering.
The solid PVC figure is heavy for its size; tipping the scale at nearly a pound. The sculpture is well done generally, but up close inconsistencies in the application of paint on fine details like the warriors gauntlets and belt buckle are clearly noticeable. Perched on a mantle or shelf on display, the imperfections arent as glaring.
Although the Warrior Knights pose is fixed, a pair of identical 6.5 swords are included allowing for single-wielding, dual-wielding or weaponless display. The interchangeable swords feature removable pommels that allow the hilt to be inserted into slots in the statues hands and then reattached. Though minor, the added posing options are a welcome addition.
Retailing for approximately $120 (USD), the Dark Souls II Collectors Edition is a relatively pricey, but ultimately satisfying deluxe release that should appeal to the game’s hardcore fanbase. Its available now for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with a PC release to follow in April.